Pestronk Lab

Alan Pestronk, MD

Research interests: Neuromuscular disorders

Clinical interests: Clinical neurology, neuromuscular disease, neuroimmunology, glycolipids, proteoglycans, aging and the nervous system, history of neurology, myopathy, neuropathy, weakness, myasthenia, muscle, nerve, numbness, sensory loss, pain, fatigue, muscular dystrophy, neuro muscular.

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Principal investigator

Alan  Pestronk, MD

Alan Pestronk, MD

Professor of Neurology
Adult, Neuromuscular Medicine
Director, Neuromuscular Clinical Laboratory

  Pestronk lab

Top areas of adult care: myopathy, neuropathy, myasthenia gravis

Recent publications

  • Safety and efficacy of losmapimod in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (ReDUX4): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2b trialTawil, R., Wagner, K. R., Hamel, J. I., Leung, D. G., Statland, J. M., Wang, L. H., Genge, A., Sacconi, S., Lochmüller, H., Reyes-Leiva, D., Diaz-Manera, J., Alonso-Perez, J., Muelas, N., Vilchez, J. J., Pestronk, A., Gibson, S., Goyal, N. A., Hayward, L. J., Johnson, N. & LoRusso, S. & 19 others, Freimer, M., Shieh, P. B., Subramony, S. H., van Engelen, B., Kools, J., Leinhard, O. D., Widholm, P., Morabito, C., Moxham, C. M., Cadavid, D., Mellion, M. L., Odueyungbo, A., Tracewell, W. […]
  • Biallelic variants in COQ7 cause distal hereditary motor neuropathy with upper motor neuron signsRebelo, A. P., Tomaselli, P. J., Medina, J., Wang, Y., Dohrn, M. F., Nyvltova, E., Danzi, M. C., Garrett, M., Smith, S. E., Pestronk, A., Li, C., Ruiz, A., Jacobs, E., Feely, S. M. E., França, M. C., Gomes, M. V., Santos, D. F., Kumar, S., Lombard, D. B. & Saporta, M. & 6 others, Hekimi, S., Barrientos, A., Weihl, C., Shy, M. E., Marques, W. & Zuchner, S., Oct 1 2023, In: Brain. 146, 10, p. 4191-4199 9 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › […]
  • Expanding the muscle imaging spectrum in dysferlinopathy: description of an outlier population from the classical MRI patternLlansó, L., Moore, U., Bolano-Diaz, C., James, M., Blamire, A. M., Carlier, P. G., Rufibach, L., Gordish-Dressman, H., Boyle, G., Hilsden, H., Day, J. W., Jones, K. J., Bharucha-Goebel, D. X., Salort-Campana, E., Pestronk, A., Walter, M. C., Paradas, C., Stojkovic, T., Mori-Yoshimura, M. & Bravver, E. & 4 others, Pegoraro, E., Mendell, J. R., Straub, V. & Díaz-Manera, J., Apr 2023, In: Neuromuscular Disorders. 33, 4, p. 349-357 9 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
  • Schwann cells and myelin in human peripheral nerve: Major protein components vary with age, axon size and pathologyPestronk, A., Schmidt, R. E., Bucelli, R. & Sim, J., Apr 2023, In: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. 49, 2, e12898.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
  • Myostatin and follistatin as monitoring and prognostic biomarkers in dysferlinopathyThe Jain COS Consortium, Feb 2023, In: Neuromuscular Disorders. 33, 2, p. 199-207 9 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review