This is an announcement from James Gallagher who leads the OPeNDAP development.
Matlab 2012a was released yesterday and includes the netcdf 4.1.2 library with OPeNDAP support turned on! This means that any OPeNDAP-served dataset that can be read with common netcdf applications (Panoply, Ferret, GrADS, IDV, …) can now be read using Matlab.
Here's a bit more about the feature, along with an example: http://www.opendap.org/user/jimg/blog/matlab_2012a
jgallagher at opendap.org