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  1. Content type: Research

    Mutations in the titin gene (TTN) cause a large spectrum of diseases affecting skeletal and/or cardiac muscle. TTN includes 363 coding exons, a repeated region with a high degree of complexity, isoform-specific e...

    Authors: Marco Savarese, Per Harald Jonson, Sanna Huovinen, Lars Paulin, Petri Auvinen, Bjarne Udd and Peter Hackman

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2018 8:11

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  2. Content type: Review

    Skeletal muscles express a highly specialized proteome that allows the metabolism of energy sources to mediate myofiber contraction. This muscle-specific proteome is partially derived through the muscle-specif...

    Authors: Kiran Nakka, Claudia Ghigna, Davide Gabellini and F. Jeffrey Dilworth

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2018 8:8

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    The cause of immune-mediated myositis (IMM), characterized by recurrent, rapid-onset muscle atrophy in Quarter Horses (QH), is unknown. The histopathologic hallmark of IMM is lymphocytic infiltration of myofib...

    Authors: Carrie J. Finno, Giuliana Gianino, Sudeep Perumbakkam, Zoë J. Williams, Matthew H. Bordbari, Keri L. Gardner, Erin Burns, Sichong Peng, Sian A. Durward-Akhurst and Stephanie J. Valberg

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2018 8:7

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  4. Content type: Research

    Denervation triggers numerous molecular responses in skeletal muscle, including the activation of catabolic pathways and oxidative stress, leading to progressive muscle atrophy. Histone deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) m...

    Authors: Eva Pigna, Alessandra Renzini, Emanuela Greco, Elena Simonazzi, Stefania Fulle, Rosa Mancinelli, Viviana Moresi and Sergio Adamo

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2018 8:6

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  5. Content type: Methodology

    Due to the post-mitotic nature of myonuclei, postnatal myogenesis is essential for skeletal muscle growth, repair, and regeneration. This process is facilitated by satellite cells through proliferation, differ...

    Authors: Anita Kneppers, Lex Verdijk, Chiel de Theije, Mark Corten, Ellis Gielen, Luc van Loon, Annemie Schols and Ramon Langen

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2018 8:4

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  6. Content type: Review

    The fusion of muscle precursor cells is a required event for proper skeletal muscle development and regeneration. Numerous proteins have been implicated to function in myoblast fusion; however, the majority ar...

    Authors: Srihari C. Sampath, Srinath C. Sampath and Douglas P. Millay

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2018 8:3

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  7. Content type: Research

    Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is associated with DNA hypomethylation at the 4q35 D4Z4 repeat array. Both the causal gene DUX4 and its homolog DUX4c are induced. DUX4c is immunodetected in every my...

    Authors: Céline Vanderplanck, Alexandra Tassin, Eugénie Ansseau, Sébastien Charron, Armelle Wauters, Céline Lancelot, Kelly Vancutsem, Dalila Laoudj-Chenivesse, Alexandra Belayew and Frédérique Coppée

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2018 8:2

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  8. Content type: Research

    Human induced pluripotent stem cells-derived myogenic progenitors develop functional and ultrastructural features typical of skeletal muscle when differentiated in culture. Besides disease-modeling, such a sys...

    Authors: Jeanne Lainé, Gunnar Skoglund, Emmanuel Fournier and Nacira Tabti

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2018 8:1

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  9. Content type: Research

    Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) induces serious skeletal muscle atrophy. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) is a common treatment for skeletal muscle injury and is effective in accelerating the rate of mu...

    Authors: Liang Tang, Nan Li, Wenqi Jian, Yiting Kang, Bo Yin, Shuxin Sun, Jianzhong Guo, Lijun Sun and Dean Ta

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:29

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  10. Content type: Research

    Skeletal muscle satellite (stem) cells are quiescent in adult mice and can undergo multiple rounds of proliferation and self-renewal following muscle injury. Several labs have profiled transcripts of myogenic ...

    Authors: Natalia Pietrosemoli, Sébastien Mella, Siham Yennek, Meryem B. Baghdadi, Hiroshi Sakai, Ramkumar Sambasivan, Francesca Pala, Daniela Di Girolamo and Shahragim Tajbakhsh

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:28

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Skeletal Muscle 2018 8:19

  11. Content type: Research

    Previous studies in patients with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2A (LGMD2A) have suggested that calpain-3 (CAPN3) mutations result in aberrant regeneration in muscle.

    Authors: Mehmet E. Yalvac, Jakkrit Amornvit, Cilwyn Braganza, Lei Chen, Syed-Rehan A. Hussain, Kimberly M. Shontz, Chrystal L. Montgomery, Kevin M. Flanigan, Sarah Lewis and Zarife Sahenk

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:27

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  12. Content type: Research

    The mouse is one of the most widely used animal models to study neuromuscular diseases and test new therapeutic strategies. However, findings from successful pre-clinical studies using mouse models frequently ...

    Authors: Xiao Hu, James P. Charles, Turgay Akay, John R. Hutchinson and Silvia S. Blemker

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:26

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  13. Content type: Research

    The treatments currently approved for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a progressive skeletal muscle wasting disease, address the needs of only a small proportion of patients resulting in an urgent need for ...

    Authors: Michael St. Andre, Mark Johnson, Prashant N. Bansal, Jeremy Wellen, Andrew Robertson, Alan Opsahl, Peter M. Burch, Peter Bialek, Carl Morris and Jane Owens

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:25

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  14. Content type: Research

    Chronic increases in the levels of the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) in serum and skeletal muscle are thought to contribute to the progression of muscular dystrophy. Dystrophin/utrophin double-kno...

    Authors: Eiji Wada, Jun Tanihata, Akira Iwamura, Shin’ichi Takeda, Yukiko K. Hayashi and Ryoichi Matsuda

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:23

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  15. Content type: Research

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a lethal X-linked muscle wasting disorder caused by the absence of dystrophin, a large cytoskeletal muscle protein. Increasing the levels of the dystrophin-related-protein ...

    Authors: Tahnee L. Kennedy, Lee Moir, Sarah Hemming, Ben Edwards, Sarah Squire, Kay Davies and Simon Guiraud

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:22

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  16. Content type: Research

    The hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is required for the activation of muscle progenitor cells called satellite cells (SC), plays a role in the migration of proliferating SC (myoblasts), and is present as a solu...

    Authors: Mariela Natacha González, Wallace de Mello, Gillian S. Butler-Browne, Suse Dayse Silva-Barbosa, Vincent Mouly, Wilson Savino and Ingo Riederer

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:20

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  17. Content type: Research

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is caused by loss of dystrophin expression and leads to severe ambulatory and cardiac function decline. However, the dystrophin-deficient mdx murine model of DMD only develops a ...

    Authors: Nadia Milad, Zoe White, Arash Y. Tehrani, Stephanie Sellers, Fabio M.V. Rossi and Pascal Bernatchez

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:19

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  18. Content type: Research

    Regeneration of adult tissues relies on adult stem cells that are primed to enter a differentiation program, while typically remaining quiescent. In mouse skeletal muscle, these features are reconciled by mult...

    Authors: Ryo Fujita, Victoria Zismanov, Jean-Marie Jacob, Solène Jamet, Krum Asiev and Colin Crist

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:18

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  19. Content type: Research

    In contrast to the acute effects of growth hormone (GH) on skeletal muscle protein synthesis, long-term GH treatment appears to have negligible effects on muscle mass. Despite this knowledge, little is known r...

    Authors: Leslie A. Consitt, Alicson Saneda, Gunjan Saxena, Edward O. List and John J. Kopchick

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:17

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  20. Content type: Research

    Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) is a progressive muscle disease caused by mutations that lead to epigenetic derepression and inappropriate transcription of the double homeobox 4 (DUX4) gene in skeletal muscl...

    Authors: Amy E. Campbell, Jonathan Oliva, Matthew P. Yates, Jun Wen Zhong, Sean C. Shadle, Lauren Snider, Nikita Singh, Shannon Tai, Yosuke Hiramuki, Rabi Tawil, Silvère M. van der Maarel, Stephen J. Tapscott and Francis M. Sverdrup

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:16

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  21. Content type: Research

    Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMDs) are a heterogeneous group of inherited autosomal myopathies that preferentially affect voluntary muscles of the shoulders and hips. LGMD has been clinically described i...

    Authors: Melissa L. Cox, Jacquelyn M. Evans, Alexander G. Davis, Ling T. Guo, Jennifer R. Levy, Alison N. Starr-Moss, Elina Salmela, Marjo K. Hytönen, Hannes Lohi, Kevin P. Campbell, Leigh Anne Clark and G. Diane Shelton

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:15

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  22. Content type: Research

    Pax7+ satellite cells are required for skeletal muscle fiber growth during post-natal development in mice. Satellite cell-mediated myonuclear accretion also appears to persist into early adulthood. Given the i...

    Authors: Kevin A. Murach, Sarah H. White, Yuan Wen, Angel Ho, Esther E. Dupont-Versteegden, John J. McCarthy and Charlotte A. Peterson

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:14

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  23. Content type: Research

    Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is most commonly inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern and caused by the abnormal expression of DUX4 in skeletal muscle. The DUX4 transcription factor has DNA...

    Authors: Premi Haynes, Kelly Kernan, Suk-Lin Zhou and Daniel G. Miller

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:13

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  24. Content type: Research

    Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is in most cases caused by a contraction of the D4Z4 macrosatellite repeat on chromosome 4 (FSHD1) or by mutations in the SMCHD1 or DNMT3B gene (FSHD2). Both situatio...

    Authors: Amanda G. Mason, Roderick C. Slieker, Judit Balog, Richard J. L. F. Lemmers, Chao-Jen Wong, Zizhen Yao, Jong-Won Lim, Galina N. Filippova, Enrico Ne, Rabi Tawil, Bas T. Heijmans, Stephen J. Tapscott and Silvère M. van der Maarel

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:12

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  25. Content type: Research

    Sarcospan (SSPN) is a transmembrane protein that interacts with the sarcoglycans (SGs) to form a tight subcomplex within the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex that spans the sarcolemma and interacts with laminin...

    Authors: Angela K. Peter, Gaynor Miller, Joana Capote, Marino DiFranco, Alhondra Solares-Pérez, Emily L. Wang, Jim Heighway, Ramón M. Coral-Vázquez, Julio Vergara and Rachelle H. Crosbie-Watson

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:11

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  26. Content type: Research

    The terminal pathway of the innate immune complement system is implicated in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Terminal complement activation leads to generation of C5a, which through it...

    Authors: Haitao A. Wang, John D. Lee, Kah Meng Lee, Trent M. Woodruff and Peter G. Noakes

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:10

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  27. Content type: Research

    We previously reported that Wnt5a/CaMKIIδ (calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II delta) pathway was involved in the embryonic tongue deformity induced by excess retinoic acid (RA). Our latest study fo...

    Authors: Bo Liu, Chao Liu, Wei Cong, Nan Li, Nan Zhou, Yi Tang, Chao Wei, Han Bai, Ying Zhang and Jing Xiao

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:8

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  28. Content type: Research

    Motor neurons control muscle contraction by initiating action potentials in muscle. Denervation of muscle from motor neurons leads to muscle atrophy, which is linked to mitochondrial dysfunction. It is known t...

    Authors: Chehade Karam, Jianxun Yi, Yajuan Xiao, Kamal Dhakal, Lin Zhang, Xuejun Li, Carlo Manno, Jiejia Xu, Kaitao Li, Heping Cheng, Jianjie Ma and Jingsong Zhou

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:6

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  29. Content type: Research

    The spatial organization of eukaryotic genomes facilitates and reflects the underlying nuclear processes that are occurring in the cell. As such, the spatial organization of a genome represents a window on the...

    Authors: Malina D. Doynova, James F. Markworth, David Cameron-Smith, Mark H. Vickers and Justin M. O’Sullivan

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:5

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  30. Content type: Research

    The Ste20-like kinase, SLK, plays an important role in cell proliferation and cytoskeletal remodeling. In fibroblasts, SLK has been shown to respond to FAK/Src signaling and regulate focal adhesion turnover th...

    Authors: Benjamin R. Pryce, Khalid N. Al-Zahrani, Sébastien Dufresne, Natalya Belkina, Cédrik Labrèche, Genaro Patino-Lopez, Jérôme Frenette, Stephen Shaw and Luc A. Sabourin

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:3

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  31. Content type: Research

    There is much interest in the capacity of resistance exercise to prevent the age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function, known as sarcopenia. This study investigates the molecular basis underlying t...

    Authors: Zoe White, Jessica Terrill, Robert B. White, Christopher McMahon, Phillip Sheard, Miranda D. Grounds and Tea Shavlakadze

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2016 6:45

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Skeletal Muscle 2017 7:4

  32. Content type: Research

    Large-scale expansion of myogenic progenitors is necessary to support the development of high-throughput cellular assays in vitro and to advance genetic engineering approaches necessary to develop cellular the...

    Authors: Christopher M. Penton, Vasudeo Badarinarayana, Joy Prisco, Elaine Powers, Mark Pincus, Ronald E. Allen and Paul R. August

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2016 6:44

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  33. Content type: Research

    hTERT/cdk4 immortalized myogenic human cell lines represent an important tool for skeletal muscle research, being used as therapeutically pertinent models of various neuromuscular disorders and in numerous fun...

    Authors: Matthew Thorley, Stéphanie Duguez, Emilia Maria Cristina Mazza, Sara Valsoni, Anne Bigot, Kamel Mamchaoui, Brennan Harmon, Thomas Voit, Vincent Mouly and William Duddy

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2016 6:43

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  34. Content type: Research

    Postnatal growth and repair of skeletal muscle relies upon a population of quiescent muscle precursor cells, called satellite cells that can be activated to proliferate and differentiate into new myofibers, as...

    Authors: Neena Lala-Tabbert, Hamood AlSudais, François Marchildon, Dechen Fu and Nadine Wiper-Bergeron

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2016 6:40

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  35. Content type: Research

    The myogenic capacity of satellite cells (SCs), adult muscle stem cells, is influenced by aging, exercise, and other factors. In skeletal muscle, the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator 1α...

    Authors: Ivana Dinulovic, Regula Furrer, Markus Beer, Arnaud Ferry, Bettina Cardel and Christoph Handschin

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2016 6:39

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  36. Content type: Research

    Nuclear bodies, such as nucleoli, PML bodies, and SC35 speckles, are dynamic sub-nuclear structures that regulate multiple genetic and epigenetic processes. Additional regulation is provided by RNA/DNA handlin...

    Authors: Sachiko Homma, Mary Lou Beermann, Bryant Yu, Frederick M. Boyce and Jeffrey Boone Miller

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2016 6:42

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  37. Content type: Research

    Duchenne muscle dystrophy (DMD) is one of the most common lethal genetic diseases of children worldwide and is 100% fatal. Steroids, the only therapy currently available, are marred by poor efficacy and a high...

    Authors: Mun Chun Chan, Olivia Ziegler, Laura Liu, Glenn C. Rowe, Saumya Das, Leo E. Otterbein and Zoltan Arany

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2016 6:41

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  38. Content type: Research

    Skeletal muscle tissue has an enormous regenerative capacity that is instrumental for a successful defense against muscle injury and wasting. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (PG...

    Authors: Ivana Dinulovic, Regula Furrer, Sabrina Di Fulvio, Arnaud Ferry, Markus Beer and Christoph Handschin

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2016 6:38

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  39. Content type: Research

    Fluorescent-activated cell sorting (FACS) has enabled the direct isolation of highly enriched skeletal muscle stem cell, or satellite cell, populations from postnatal tissue. Several distinct surface marker pa...

    Authors: Claire C. Maesner, Albert E. Almada and Amy J. Wagers

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2016 6:35

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