Latest Skeletal muscle Stories
The proteins actin, myosin and titin are big players in the business of muscle contraction.
University of Illinois researchers determined that an adult stem cell present in muscle is responsive to exercise, a discovery that may provide a link between exercise and muscle health.
A new study in the Journal of General Physiology (www.jgp.org) uses state-of-the-art fluorescence microscopy to provide a striking 3-D picture of how class V myosins (myoV) "walk" along their actin track.
Simon Fraser University associate professor James Wakeling is adding to the arsenal of increasingly sophisticated medical imaging tools with a new signal-processing method for viewing muscle activation details that have never been seen before.
The same mechanism that stabilizes the DNA in the cell nucleus is also important for the structure and function of vertebrate muscle cells.
We take it for granted, but the fact that our muscles grow when we work them makes them rather unique.
New research hopes to explain premature births and failed inductions of labor.
Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered two proteins that are essential for the fusion of muscle cells to build muscle fibers.
When a muscle is damaged, dormant adult stem cells called satellite cells are signaled to “wake up” and contribute to repairing the muscle.
Muscle performance and fitness are partly determined by how well your muscle cells use sugar as a fuel source.