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The study of muscular system protein myostatin has been of great interest to researchers as a potential therapeutic target for people with muscular disorders.
We take it for granted, but the fact that our muscles grow when we work them makes them rather unique.
When a muscle is damaged, dormant adult stem cells called satellite cells are signaled to “wake up” and contribute to repairing the muscle.
An international team of researchers from Leeds, London and Berlin has discovered more about the function of muscle stem cells, thanks to next-generation DNA sequencing techniques.
Researchers have long questioned why patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) tend to manage well through childhood and adolescence, yet succumb to their disease in early adulthood, or why elderly people who lose muscle strength following bed rest find it difficult or impossible to regain.
Researchers reported Wednesday that certain types of stem cells transplanted into the leg muscles of mice prevented the loss of muscle function and mass that typically occurs with aging.
Information about how the cells move could help patients with muscular dystrophy, MU scientist says.
When muscle cells need repair, they use odor-detecting tools found in the nose to start the process, researchers have discovered.
Research will be presented at American Society for Cell Biology conferenceThe first demonstration that a single adult stem cell can self-renew in a mammal was reported at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 48th Annual Meeting, Dec. 13-17, 2008 in San Francisco.The transplanted adult stem cell and its differentiated descendants restored lost function to mice with hind limb muscle tissue damage.The adult stem cells used in the study, conducted at Stanford University, were isolated...
PHILADELPHIA, June 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new understanding of the role played by the protein cdk9-55 in muscle regeneration and differentiation may lead to novel therapies to rebuild muscle tissue damaged by disease, injury and aging, according to researchers at the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia and the University of Siena.