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  1. Satellite cells are resident skeletal muscle stem cells responsible for muscle maintenance and repair. In resting muscle, satellite cells are maintained in a quiescent state. Satellite cell activation induces ...

    Authors: Nicholas H Farina, Melissa Hausburg, NicoleDalla Betta, Crystal Pulliam, Deepak Srivastava, DDW Cornelison and Bradley B Olwin

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:21

    Content type: Research

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  2. Recycling of endosomes is important for trafficking and maintenance of proteins at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). We have previously shown high expression of the endocytic recycling regulator Eps15 homology...

    Authors: Suzanne E Mate, Jack H Van Der Meulen, Priyanka Arya, Sohinee Bhattacharyya, Hamid Band and Eric P Hoffman

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:19

    Content type: Research

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  3. Laminin-α2-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (MDC1A) is a severe muscle-wasting disease for which no curative treatment is available. Antagonists of the angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1), including th...

    Authors: Sarina Meinen, Shuo Lin and Markus A Ruegg

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:18

    Content type: Research

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  4. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic disease involving a severe muscle wasting that is characterized by cycles of muscle degeneration/regeneration and culminates in early death in affected boys. Mitochondr...

    Authors: Vanessa E Jahnke, Jack H Van Der Meulen, Helen K Johnston, Svetlana Ghimbovschi, Terrence Partridge, Eric P Hoffman and Kanneboyina Nagaraju

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:16

    Content type: Research

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  5. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is the most important physiological regulator of skeletal muscle progenitor cells, which are responsible for adult skeletal muscle regeneration. The ability of IGF-1 to aff...

    Authors: Caterina Bernacchioni, Francesca Cencetti, Sabrina Blescia, Chiara Donati and Paola Bruni

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:15

    Content type: Research

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  6. Muscle protein turnover regulation during cancer cachexia is being rapidly defined, and skeletal muscle mitochondria function appears coupled to processes regulating muscle wasting. Skeletal muscle oxidative c...

    Authors: James P White, Melissa J Puppa, Shuichi Sato, Song Gao, Robert L Price, John W Baynes, Matthew C Kostek, Lydia E Matesic and James A Carson

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:14

    Content type: Research

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  7. Muscle growth and repair is accomplished by the satellite cell pool, a self-renewing population of myogenic progenitors. Functional heterogeneity within the satellite cell compartment and changes in potential ...

    Authors: Joseph Ippolito, Robert W Arpke, Kerri T Haider, Jianyi Zhang and Michael Kyba

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:13

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. Despite the success of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), HIV infected individuals remain at increased risk for frailty and declines in physical function that are more often observed in older uninfe...

    Authors: Rebecca L Kusko, Camellia Banerjee, Kimberly K Long, Ariana Darcy, Jeffrey Otis, Paola Sebastiani, Simon Melov, Mark Tarnopolsky, Shalender Bhasin and Monty Montano

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:10

    Content type: Research

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  9. Disruption of the sarcolemma-associated dystrophin-glycoprotein complex underlies multiple forms of muscular dystrophy, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy and sarcoglycanopathies. A hallmark of these disord...

    Authors: Daniel C Andersson, Albano C Meli, Steven Reiken, Matthew J Betzenhauser, Alisa Umanskaya, Takayuki Shiomi, Jeanine D’Armiento and Andrew R Marks

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:9

    Content type: Research

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  10. The use of the Cre/loxP system for gene targeting has been proven to be a powerful tool for understanding gene function. The purpose of this study was to create and characterize an inducible, skeletal muscle-s...

    Authors: John J McCarthy, Ratchakrit Srikuea, Tyler J Kirby, Charlotte A Peterson and Karyn A Esser

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:8

    Content type: Methodology

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:22

  11. Similar to replicating myoblasts, many rhabdomyosarcoma cells express the myogenic determination gene MyoD. In contrast to myoblasts, rhabdomyosarcoma cells do not make the transition from a regulative growth ...

    Authors: Kyle L MacQuarrie, Zizhen Yao, Janet M Young, Yi Cao and Stephen J Tapscott

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:7

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  12. Mice lacking MyoD exhibit delayed skeletal muscle regeneration and markedly enhanced numbers of satellite cells. Myoblasts isolated from MyoD -/- myoblasts proliferate more ...

    Authors: Maura H Parker, Julia von Maltzahn, Nadine Bakkar, Ban Al-Joubori, Jeff Ishibashi, Denis Guttridge and Michael A Rudnicki

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:6

    Content type: Research

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Skeletal Muscle 2013 3:15

  13. The p38α mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) is a critical mediator of myoblast differentiation, and does so in part through the phosphorylation and regulation of several transcription factors and chromati...

    Authors: James DR Knight, Ruijun Tian, Robin EC Lee, Fangjun Wang, Ariane Beauvais, Hanfa Zou, Lynn A Megeney, Anne-Claude Gingras, Tony Pawson, Daniel Figeys and Rashmi Kothary

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:5

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  14. Transplantation of myogenic stem cells possesses great potential for long-term repair of dystrophic muscle. In murine-to-murine transplantation experiments, CXCR4 expression marks a population of adult murine ...

    Authors: Maura H Parker, Carol Loretz, Ashlee E Tyler, Lauren Snider, Rainer Storb and Stephen J Tapscott

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:4

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  15. Skeletal-muscle differentiation is required for the regeneration of myofibers after injury. The differentiation capacity of satellite cells is impaired in settings of old age, which is at least one factor in t...

    Authors: Anne Ulrike Trendelenburg, Angelika Meyer, Carsten Jacobi, Jerome N Feige and David J Glass

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:3

    Content type: Research

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  16. Muscle atrophy associated with various pathophysiological conditions represents a major health problem, because of its contribution to the deterioration of patient status and its effect on mortality. Although ...

    Authors: Joffrey De Larichaudy, Alessandra Zufferli, Filippo Serra, Andrea M Isidori, Fabio Naro, Kevin Dessalle, Marine Desgeorges, Monique Piraud, David Cheillan, Hubert Vidal, Etienne Lefai and Georges Némoz

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2012 2:2

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  17. Myogenic differentiation involves cell-cycle arrest, activation of the muscle-specific transcriptome, and elongation, alignment and fusion of myoblasts into multinucleated myotubes. This process is controlled ...

    Authors: Annalisa Mancini, Dario Sirabella, Weijia Zhang, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Tomoaki Shirao and Robert S Krauss

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:36

    Content type: Research

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  18. Investigations into both the pathophysiology and therapeutic targets in muscle dystrophies have been hampered by the limited proliferative capacity of human myoblasts. Isolation of reliable and stable immortal...

    Authors: Kamel Mamchaoui, Capucine Trollet, Anne Bigot, Elisa Negroni, Soraya Chaouch, Annie Wolff, Prashanth K Kandalla, Solenne Marie, James Di Santo, Jean Lacau St Guily, Francesco Muntoni, Jihee Kim, Susanne Philippi, Simone Spuler, Nicolas Levy, Sergiu C Blumen…

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:34

    Content type: Research

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  19. γ-cytoplasmic (γ-cyto) actin levels are elevated in dystrophin-deficient mdx mouse skeletal muscle. The purpose of this study was to determine whether further elevation of γ-cyto actin levels improve or exacerbat...

    Authors: Kristen A Baltgalvis, Michele A Jaeger, Daniel P Fitzsimons, Stanley A Thayer, Dawn A Lowe and James M Ervasti

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:32

    Content type: Research

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  20. The balance between muscle regeneration and ongoing degeneration is a relationship that greatly influences the progression of muscular dystrophy. Numerous factors may influence the muscle regeneration, but mor...

    Authors: Thomas O Krag, Simon Hauerslev, Marie Louise Sveen, Malene Schwartz and John Vissing

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:31

    Content type: Research

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  21. Collagen VI myopathies, caused by mutations in the genes encoding collagen type VI (ColVI), represent a clinical continuum with Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy (UCMD) and Bethlem myopathy (BM) at each en...

    Authors: Valérie Allamand, Laura Briñas, Pascale Richard, Tanya Stojkovic, Susana Quijano-Roy and Gisèle Bonne

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:30

    Content type: Review

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  22. In February 1961, Alexander Mauro described a cell 'wedged' between the plasma membrane of the muscle fibre and the surrounding basement membrane. He postulated that it could be a dormant myoblast, poised to r...

    Authors: Juergen Scharner and Peter S Zammit

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:28

    Content type: Review

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  23. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked myopathy resulting from the production of a nonfunctional dystrophin protein. MicroRNA (miRNA) are small 21- to 24-nucleotide RNA that can regulate both individ...

    Authors: Matthew S Alexander, Juan Carlos Casar, Norio Motohashi, Jennifer A Myers, Iris Eisenberg, Robert T Gonzalez, Elicia A Estrella, Peter B Kang, Genri Kawahara and Louis M Kunkel

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:27

    Content type: Research

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  24. Hundreds of genes, including muscle creatine kinase (MCK), are differentially expressed in fast- and slow-twitch muscle fibers, but the fiber type-specific regulatory mechanisms are not well understood.

    Authors: Phillip WL Tai, Katherine I Fisher-Aylor, Charis L Himeda, Catherine L Smith, Alexandra P MacKenzie, Deri L Helterline, John C Angello, Robert E Welikson, Barbara J Wold and Stephen D Hauschka

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:25

    Content type: Research

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  25. Nemaline myopathy (NM) is a congenital muscle disease associated with weakness and the presence of nemaline bodies (rods) in muscle fibers. Mutations in seven genes have been associated with NM, but the most c...

    Authors: Michael W Lawlor, Coen A Ottenheijm, Vilma-Lotta Lehtokari, Kiyomi Cho, Katarina Pelin, Carina Wallgren-Pettersson, Henk Granzier and Alan H Beggs

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:23

    Content type: Research

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  26. The repair process of damaged tissue involves the coordinated activities of several cell types in response to local and systemic signals. Following acute tissue injury, infiltrating inflammatory cells and resi...

    Authors: Christopher J Mann, Eusebio Perdiguero, Yacine Kharraz, Susana Aguilar, Patrizia Pessina, Antonio L Serrano and Pura Muñoz-Cánoves

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:21

    Content type: Review

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  27. During development, the branchial mesoderm of Torpedo californica transdifferentiates into an electric organ capable of generating high voltage discharges to stun fish. The organ contains a high density of cholin...

    Authors: Suzanne E. Mate, Kristy J. Brown and Eric P. Hoffman

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:20

    Content type: Research

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  28. Excitation-contraction coupling involves the faithful conversion of electrical stimuli to mechanical shortening in striated muscle cells, enabled by the ubiquitous second messenger, calcium. Crucial to this pr...

    Authors: EMichelle Capes, Randall Loaiza and Héctor H Valdivia

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:18

    Content type: Review

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  29. Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is known to inhibit myogenic differentiation as well as to inhibit apoptosis and caspase-3 activation in non-differentiating myoblasts. In addition caspase-3 activity is requir...

    Authors: Liam C Hunt, Aradhana Upadhyay, Jalal A Jazayeri, Elizabeth M Tudor and Jason D White

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:17

    Content type: Research

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  30. Stromal interaction molecules (STIM) were identified as the endoplasmic-reticulum (ER) Ca2+ sensor controlling store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) and Ca2+-release-activated Ca2+ (CRAC) channels in non-excitable cel...

    Authors: Santeri Kiviluoto, Jean-Paul Decuypere, Humbert De Smedt, Ludwig Missiaen, Jan B. Parys and Geert Bultynck

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:16

    Content type: Review

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  31. Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is a late-onset progressive muscle disorder caused by a poly-alanine expansion mutation in the Poly(A) Binding Protein Nuclear 1 (PABPN1). The molecular mechanisms tha...

    Authors: Seyed Yahya Anvar, Peter A. C. 't Hoen, Andrea Venema, Barbara van der Sluijs, Baziel van Engelen, Marc Snoeck, John Vissing, Capucine Trollet, George Dickson, Aymeric Chartier, Martine Simonelig, Gert-Jan B. van Ommen, Silvere M. van der Maarel and Vered Raz

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:15

    Content type: Research

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  32. A hallmark of muscular dystrophies is the replacement of muscle by connective tissue. Muscle biopsies from patients severely affected with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) may contain few myogenic...

    Authors: Guido Stadler, Jennifer CJ Chen, Kathryn Wagner, Jerome D Robin, Jerry W Shay, Charles P Emerson Jr. Jr and Woodring E Wright

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:12

    Content type: Research

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  33. Sarcopenia, the loss of skeletal muscle mass during aging, increases the risk for falls and dependency. Resistance exercise (RE) training is an effective treatment to improve muscle mass and strength in older ...

    Authors: Christopher S Fry, Micah J Drummond, Erin L Glynn, Jared M Dickinson, David M Gundermann, Kyle L Timmerman, Dillon K Walker, Shaheen Dhanani, Elena Volpi and Blake B Rasmussen

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2011 1:11

    Content type: Research

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