Research Tools

The Jain Foundation actively seeks to identify and fund the development of research tools and resources that are needed to advance research in the dysferlin field. Below are lists of constructs, mouse models, cell lines, and antibodies available for research.  Please note that there may be other resources the Jain Foundation is aware of that aren't listed here.  If there is a dysferlin reagent you need we would encourage you to reach out to us at to see if it is something we could help you obtain.

Blood Samples:  Plasma and serum samples over 3 years from 150 confirmed dysferlinopathy patients
DNA/RNA: 160 samples from dysferlinopathy patients; single collection
Fibroblasts:  Patient skin biopsy samples converted to primary fibroblasts from 71 dysferlinopathy patients