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dysferlin

Pronunciation: dis-fer'lin

Definition: A skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic protein that interacts with another skeletal muscle membrane protein, caveolin, to repair damaged cell membranes. Deficiency of dysferlin may be responsible for some forms of muscular dystrophy.

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