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  1. Satellite cells (SCs) are required for muscle repair following injury and are involved in muscle remodeling upon muscular contractions. Exercise stimulates SC accumulation and myonuclear accretion. To what ext...

    Authors: Evi Masschelein, Gommaar D’Hulst, Joel Zvick, Laura Hinte, Inés Soro-Arnaiz, Tatiane Gorski, Ferdinand von Meyenn, Ori Bar-Nur and Katrien De Bock

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:21

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  2. Skeletal muscle is increasingly considered an endocrine organ secreting myokines and extracellular vesicles (exosomes and microvesicles), which can affect physiological changes with an impact on different path...

    Authors: Laura Le Gall, Zamalou Gisele Ouandaogo, Ekene Anakor, Owen Connolly, Gillian Butler Browne, Jeanne Laine, William Duddy and Stephanie Duguez

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:20

    Content type: Methodology

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  3. Single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) facilitates the unbiased reconstruction of multicellular tissue systems in health and disease. Here, we present a curated scRNA-seq dataset of human muscle samples from 1...

    Authors: Andrea J. De Micheli, Jason A. Spector, Olivier Elemento and Benjamin D. Cosgrove

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:19

    Content type: Research

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  4. Laminin-α2-related congenital muscular dystrophy (LAMA2-CMD) is a devastating genetic disease caused by mutations in the LAMA2 gene. These mutations result in progressive muscle wasting and inflammation leadin...

    Authors: Pamela Barraza-Flores, Hailey J. Hermann, Christina R. Bates, Tyler G. Allen, Timothy T. Grunert and Dean J. Burkin

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:18

    Content type: Research

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  5. Skeletal muscle function is essential for health, and it depends on the proper activity of myofibers and their innervating motor neurons. Each adult muscle is composed of different types of myofibers with dist...

    Authors: Tania Incitti, Alessandro Magli, Asher Jenkins, Karena Lin, Ami Yamamoto and Rita C. R. Perlingeiro

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:17

    Content type: Research

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  6. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by loss of alpha motor neurons and skeletal muscle atrophy. The disease is caused by mutations of the SMN1 gene that result in reduced fu...

    Authors: Guzal Khayrullina, Kasey E. Moritz, James F. Schooley, Naheed Fatima, Coralie Viollet, Nikki M. McCormack, Jeremy T. Smyth, Martin L. Doughty, Clifton L. Dalgard, Thomas P. Flagg and Barrington G. Burnett

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:16

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  7. The arrangement of myonuclei in skeletal muscle tissue has long been used as a biomarker for muscle health, but there is a dearth of in vivo exploration of potential effects of myonuclear organization on the f...

    Authors: Robert Louis Hastings, Ryan T. Massopust, Seth G. Haddix, Young il Lee and Wesley J. Thompson

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:15

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. PGC-1 (peroxisome-proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator-1) alpha is a potent transcriptional coactivator that coordinates the activation of numerous metabolic processes. Exercise strongly induces PGC-1...

    Authors: Steven Yang, Emanuele Loro, Shogo Wada, Boa Kim, Wei-Ju Tseng, Kristina Li, Tejvir S. Khurana and Zoltan Arany

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:14

    Content type: Research

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  9. In Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), DYSTROPHIN deficiency exposes myofibers to repeated cycles of contraction/degeneration, ultimately leading to muscle loss and replacement by fibrotic tissue. DMD pathology...

    Authors: Luca Caputo, Alice Granados, Jessica Lenzi, Alessandro Rosa, Slimane Ait-Si-Ali, Pier Lorenzo Puri and Sonia Albini

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:13

    Content type: Research

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  10. Pulmonary hypertension leads to right ventricular heart failure and ultimately to cardiac cachexia. Cardiac cachexia induces skeletal muscles atrophy and contractile dysfunction. MAFbx and MuRF1 are two key pr...

    Authors: Thanh Nguyen, T. Scott Bowen, Antje Augstein, Antje Schauer, Alexander Gasch, Axel Linke, Siegfried Labeit and Volker Adams

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  11. Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β)-Smad2/3 is the major signaling pathway of fibrosis, which is characterized by the excessive production and accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) components, includi...

    Authors: Naoya Kakutani, Shingo Takada, Hideo Nambu, Junichi Matsumoto, Takaaki Furihata, Takashi Yokota, Arata Fukushima and Shintaro Kinugawa

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:11

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  12. Defects in α-dystroglycan (DG) glycosylation characterize a group of muscular dystrophies known as dystroglycanopathies. One of the key effectors in the α-DG glycosylation pathway is the glycosyltransferase fu...

    Authors: Karim Azzag, Carolina Ortiz-Cordero, Nelio A. J. Oliveira, Alessandro Magli, Sridhar Selvaraj, Sudheer Tungtur, Weston Upchurch, Paul A. Iaizzo, Qi Long Lu and Rita C. R. Perlingeiro

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:10

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  13. Following the publication of this paper [1], it was brought to the authors’ attention that one of the contributing authors was left off of the paper. The authors apologize for the unfortunate oversight. In thi...

    Authors: Frank Li, Justin Kolb, Julie Crudele, Paola Tonino, Zaynab Hourani, John E. Smith III, Jeffrey S. Chamberlain and Henk Granzier

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:9

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:2

  14. All types of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) are caused by the aberrant activation of the somatically silent DUX4 gene, the expression of which initiates a cascade of cellular events ultimately lead...

    Authors: Takako I. Jones, Guo-Liang Chew, Pamela Barraza-Flores, Spencer Schreier, Monique Ramirez, Ryan D. Wuebbles, Dean J. Burkin, Robert K. Bradley and Peter L. Jones

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:8

    Content type: Research

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  15. Skeletal muscles are composed of a heterogeneous collection of fiber types with different physiological adaption in response to a stimulus and disease-related conditions. Each fiber has a specific molecular ex...

    Authors: Sebastian Kallabis, Lena Abraham, Stefan Müller, Verena Dzialas, Clara Türk, Janica Lea Wiederstein, Theresa Bock, Hendrik Nolte, Leonardo Nogara, Bert Blaauw, Thomas Braun and Marcus Krüger

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:7

    Content type: Methodology

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  16. Cancer-associated muscle wasting (CAW), a symptom of cancer cachexia, is associated with approximately 20% of lung cancer deaths and remains poorly characterized on a mechanistic level. Current animal models f...

    Authors: Paige C. Arneson-Wissink, Alexandra M. Ducharme and Jason D. Doles

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:6

    Content type: Research

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  17. Hexose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (H6PD) is a generator of NADPH in the Endoplasmic/Sarcoplasmic Reticulum (ER/SR). Interaction of H6PD with 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 provides NADPH to support oxo...

    Authors: Craig L. Doig, Agnieszka E. Zielinska, Rachel S. Fletcher, Lucy A. Oakey, Yasir S. Elhassan, Antje Garten, David Cartwright, Silke Heising, Ahmed Alsheri, David G. Watson, Cornelia Prehn, Jerzy Adamski, Daniel A. Tennant and Gareth G. Lavery

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:5

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  18. Skeletal muscle is among the most age-sensitive tissues in mammal organisms. Significant changes in its resident stem cells (i.e., satellite cells, SCs), differentiated cells (i.e., myofibers), and extracellul...

    Authors: Jessy Etienne, Chao Liu, Colin M. Skinner, Michael J. Conboy and Irina M. Conboy

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:4

    Content type: Review

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  19. Dystrophin deficiency sensitizes skeletal muscle of mice to eccentric contraction (ECC)-induced strength loss. ECC protocols distinguish dystrophin-deficient from healthy, wild type muscle, and test the effica...

    Authors: Angus Lindsay, Cory W. Baumann, Robyn T. Rebbeck, Samantha L. Yuen, William M. Southern, James S. Hodges, Razvan L. Cornea, David D. Thomas, James M. Ervasti and Dawn A. Lowe

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:3

    Content type: Research

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  20. Nebulin is a critical thin filament-binding protein that spans from the Z-disk of the skeletal muscle sarcomere to near the pointed end of the thin filament. Its massive size and actin-binding property allows ...

    Authors: Frank Li, Justin Kolb, Julie Crudele, Paola Tonino, Zaynab Hourani, John E. Smith III, Jeffrey S. Chamberlain and Henk Granzier

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:2

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:9

  21. Skeletal muscle atrophy is the net loss of muscle mass that results from an imbalance in protein synthesis and protein degradation. It occurs in response to several stimuli including disease, injury, starvatio...

    Authors: Clayton Whitmore, Evan P.S. Pratt, Luke Anderson, Kevin Bradley, Sawyer M. Latour, Mariam N. Hashmi, Albert K. Urazaev, Rod Weilbaecher, Judith K. Davie, Wen-Horng Wang, Gregory H. Hockerman and Amber L. Pond

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2020 10:1

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  22. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is caused by loss of sarcolemma connection to the extracellular matrix. Transgenic overexpression of the transmembrane protein sarcospan (SSPN) in the DMD mdx mouse model signifi...

    Authors: Cynthia Shu, Ariana N. Kaxon-Rupp, Judd R. Collado, Robert Damoiseaux and Rachelle H. Crosbie

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:32

    Content type: Research

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  23. Myogenesis is driven by specific changes in the transcriptome that occur during the different stages of muscle differentiation. In addition to controlled transcriptional transitions, several other post-transcr...

    Authors: Kristen K. Bjorkman, Massimo Buvoli, Emily K. Pugach, Michael M. Polmear and Leslie A. Leinwand

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:31

    Content type: Research

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  24. The mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2), containing the essential protein rictor, regulates cellular metabolism and cytoskeletal organization by phosphorylating protein kinases, such as PKB/Akt, P...

    Authors: Nathalie Rion, Perrine Castets, Shuo Lin, Leonie Enderle, Judith R. Reinhard and Markus A. Rüegg

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:30

    Content type: Research

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  25. Low lean body mass is the most important predictor of sarcopenia with strong genetic background. The aim of this study was to uncover genetic factors underlying lean mass development.

    Authors: Yu-Fang Pei, Wen-Zhu Hu, Xiao-Lin Yang, Xin-Tong Wei, Gui-Juan Feng, Hong Zhang, Hui Shen, Qing Tian, Hong-Wen Deng and Lei Zhang

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:28

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  26. Local injection of BaCl2 is an established model of acute injury to study the regeneration of skeletal muscle. However, the mechanism by which BaCl2 causes muscle injury is unresolved. Because Ba2+ inhibits K+ ch...

    Authors: Aaron B. Morton, Charles E. Norton, Nicole L. Jacobsen, Charmain A. Fernando, D. D. W. Cornelison and Steven S. Segal

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:27

    Content type: Research

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  27. Skeletal muscle mass and strength are crucial determinants of health. Muscle mass loss is associated with weakness, fatigue, and insulin resistance. In fact, it is predicted that controlling muscle atrophy can...

    Authors: Duarte M. S. Ferreira, Arthur J. Cheng, Leandro Z. Agudelo, Igor Cervenka, Thomas Chaillou, Jorge C. Correia, Margareta Porsmyr-Palmertz, Manizheh Izadi, Alicia Hansson, Vicente Martínez-Redondo, Paula Valente-Silva, Amanda T. Pettersson-Klein, Jennifer L. Estall, Matthew M. Robinson, K. Sreekumaran Nair, Johanna T. Lanner…

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:26

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  28. During muscle regeneration, the chemokine CXCL12 (SDF-1) and the synthesis of some specific heparan sulfates (HS) have been shown to be critical. CXCL12 activity has been shown to be heavily influenced by its ...

    Authors: David Hardy, Mylène Fefeu, Aurore Besnard, David Briand, Paméla Gasse, Fernando Arenzana-Seisdedos, Pierre Rocheteau and Fabrice Chrétien

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:25

    Content type: Research

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  29. Inflammation is a recognized contributor to muscle wasting. Research in injury and myopathy suggests that interactions between the skeletal muscle and immune cells confer a pro-inflammatory environment that in...

    Authors: Ana Anoveros-Barrera, Amritpal S. Bhullar, Cynthia Stretch, Abha R. Dunichand-Hoedl, Karen J. B. Martins, Aja Rieger, David Bigam, Todd McMullen, Oliver F. Bathe, Charles T. Putman, Catherine J. Field, Vickie E. Baracos and Vera C. Mazurak

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:24

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  30. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used to treat sports-related muscle injuries. However, NSAIDs were recently shown to impede the muscle healing process after acute injury. Migration o...

    Authors: Chih-Hao Liao, Li-Ping Lin, Tung-Yang Yu, Chih-Chin Hsu, Jong-Hwei S. Pang and Wen-Chung Tsai

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:23

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  31. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disease evoked by a mutation in the dystrophin gene. It is associated with progressive muscle degeneration and increased inflammation. Up to this date, mainly ant...

    Authors: Iwona Bronisz-Budzyńska, Katarzyna Chwalenia, Olga Mucha, Paulina Podkalicka, Karolina-Bukowska-Strakova, Alicja Józkowicz, Agnieszka Łoboda, Magdalena Kozakowska and Józef Dulak

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:22

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  32. Secondary dystroglycanopathies are muscular dystrophies that result from mutations in genes that participate in Dystroglycan glycosylation. Glycosylation of Dystroglycan is essential for muscle fibers to adher...

    Authors: Erin C. Bailey, Sarah S. Alrowaished, Elisabeth A. Kilroy, Emma S. Crooks, Daisy M. Drinkert, Chaya M. Karunasiri, Joseph J. Belanger, Andre Khalil, Joshua B. Kelley and Clarissa A. Henry

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:21

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  33. Estrogen signaling is indispensable for muscle regeneration, yet the role of estrogen in the development of muscle inflammation, especially in the intramuscular T cell response, and the influence on the intrin...

    Authors: Zhao Hong Liao, Tao Huang, Jiang Wei Xiao, Rui Cai Gu, Jun Ouyang, Gang Wu and Hua Liao

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:20

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  34. Sexually dimorphic growth has been attributed to the growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) axis, particularly GH-induced activation of the intracellular signal transducer and activator of tra...

    Authors: Ryan G. Paul, Alex S. Hennebry, Marianne S. Elston, John V. Conaglen and Chris D. McMahon

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:19

    Content type: Research

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  35. Trauma-induced heterotopic ossification (HO) is a complication that develops under three conditions: the presence of an osteogenic progenitor cell, an inducing factor, and a permissive environment. We previous...

    Authors: Geneviève Drouin, Vanessa Couture, Marc-Antoine Lauzon, Frédéric Balg, Nathalie Faucheux and Guillaume Grenier

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:18

    Content type: Research

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  36. Skeletal muscle contributes to roughly 40% of lean body mass, and its loss contributes to morbidity and mortality in a variety of pathogenic conditions. Significant insights into muscle function have been made...

    Authors: Lance T. Denes, Lance A. Riley, Joseph R. Mijares, Juan D. Arboleda, Kendra McKee, Karyn A. Esser and Eric T. Wang

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:17

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  37. Growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) is a member of the transforming growth factor β superfamily. The GDF11 propeptide, which is derived from the GDF11 precursor protein, blocks the activity of GDF11 and i...

    Authors: Quan Jin, Chunping Qiao, Jianbin Li, Bin Xiao, Juan Li and Xiao Xiao

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:16

    Content type: Research

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  38. The quantitative analysis of muscle histomorphometry has been growing in importance in both research and clinical settings. Accurate and stringent assessment of myofibers’ changes in size and number, and alter...

    Authors: Perla C. Reyes-Fernandez, Baptiste Periou, Xavier Decrouy, Fréderic Relaix and François Jérôme Authier

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:15

    Content type: Research

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  39. Myopalladin (MYPN) is a component of the sarcomere that tethers nebulin in skeletal muscle and nebulette in cardiac muscle to alpha-actinin at the Z lines. Autosomal dominant MYPN mutations cause hypertrophic, di...

    Authors: Luciano Merlini, Patrizia Sabatelli, Manuela Antoniel, Valeria Carinci, Fabio Niro, Giuseppe Monetti, Annalaura Torella, Teresa Giugliano, Cesare Faldini and Vincenzo Nigro

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:14

    Content type: Case Report

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  40. Skeletal muscle atrophy is a pathological condition that contributes to morbidity in a variety of conditions including denervation, cachexia, and aging. Muscle atrophy is characterized as decreased muscle fibe...

    Authors: Neena Lala-Tabbert, Rim Lejmi-Mrad, Kristen Timusk, Marina Fukano, Janelle Holbrook, Martine St-Jean, Eric C. LaCasse and Robert G. Korneluk

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:13

    Content type: Research

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  41. Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in the pediatric cancer population. Survival among metastatic RMS patients has remained dismal yet unimproved for years. We previously identified t...

    Authors: Narendra Bharathy, Noah E. Berlow, Eric Wang, Jinu Abraham, Teagan P. Settelmeyer, Jody E. Hooper, Matthew N. Svalina, Zia Bajwa, Martin W. Goros, Brian S. Hernandez, Johannes E. Wolff, Ranadip Pal, Angela M. Davies, Arya Ashok, Darnell Bushby, Maria Mancini…

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:12

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  42. α-Dystroglycan is the highly glycosylated component of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex (DGC) that binds with high-affinity to extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins containing laminin-G-like (LG) domains via ...

    Authors: Daniel Beltrán, Mary E. Anderson, Narendra Bharathy, Teagan P. Settelmeyer, Matthew N. Svalina, Zia Bajwa, John F. Shern, Sakir H. Gultekin, Marco A. Cuellar, Takahiro Yonekawa, Charles Keller and Kevin P. Campbell

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:11

    Content type: Research

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  43. Critical illness myopathy (CIM) is associated with severe skeletal muscle wasting and impaired function in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. The mechanisms underlying CIM remain incompletely understood. To e...

    Authors: Monica Llano-Diez, Wen Fury, Haruka Okamoto, Yu Bai, Jesper Gromada and Lars Larsson

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:9

    Content type: Research

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  44. Cancer cachexia as a metabolic syndrome can lead to at least 25% of cancer deaths. The inhibition of muscle atrophy is a main strategy to treat cancer cachexia. In this process, myostatin (MSTN) can exert a du...

    Authors: Dong Liu, Xinran Qiao, Zhijuan Ge, Yue Shang, Yi Li, Wendie Wang, Minghua Chen, Shuyi Si and Shu-zhen Chen

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:8

    Content type: Research

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  45. Striated muscles express an array of sarcomeric myosin motors that are tuned to accomplish specific tasks. Each myosin isoform found in muscle fibers confers unique contractile properties to the fiber in order...

    Authors: Lindsey A. Lee, Anastasia Karabina, Lindsey J. Broadwell and Leslie A. Leinwand

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:7

    Content type: Review

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  46. Osteopontin is secreted by skeletal muscle myoblasts and macrophages, and its expression is upregulated in muscle following injury. Osteopontin is present in many different structural forms, which vary in thei...

    Authors: Dimuthu K. Wasgewatte Wijesinghe, Eleanor J. Mackie and Charles N. Pagel

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:6

    Content type: Research

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  47. Group I Paks are serine/threonine kinases that function as major effectors of the small GTPases Rac1 and Cdc42, and they regulate cytoskeletal dynamics, cell polarity, and transcription. We previously demonstr...

    Authors: Giselle A. Joseph, Margaret Hung, Aviva J. Goel, Mingi Hong, Marysia-Kolbe Rieder, Noam D. Beckmann, Madhavika N. Serasinghe, Jerry E. Chipuk, Parvathi M. Devarakonda, David J. Goldhamer, Paulina Aldana-Hernandez, Jonathan Curtis, René L. Jacobs and Robert S. Krauss

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  48. Skeletal muscle myopathy and exercise intolerance are diagnostic hallmarks of heart failure (HF). However, the molecular adaptations of skeletal muscles during dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)-mediated HF are not ...

    Authors: Taejeong Song, Palanikumar Manoharan, Douglas P. Millay, Sheryl E. Koch, Jack Rubinstein, Judith A. Heiny and Sakthivel Sadayappan

    Citation: Skeletal Muscle 2019 9:4

    Content type: Research

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