McNeil predicts that vitamin E supplementation will be used not only to improve muscle cell
membrane repair in diseases such as muscular dystrophy, but as a protective measure for individuals at risk of injury.
ISLAMABAD -- Young humans (infants, children and adolescents) are capable of generating new heart muscle cells
, US researchers have found.
The lack of desmin in the aganglionic colon results in a lack of muscle integrity and weakens the mechanochemical signaling within the muscle cell
Neointimal smooth muscle cell
phenotype is important in its susceptibility to cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection: a study in rat.
The research team from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor worked with two types of mouse cell - precursor muscle cells
called myoblasts and precursor fat cells called preadipocytes.
Over time, the muscle cells
block the flow of air, blood, and lymph to and from the lungs, preventing the lungs from providing oxygen to the rest of the body.
She and her laboratory members fused mouse muscle cells
with human skin cells to create hybrids called heterokaryons.
Grafts of human cardiac muscle cells
, grown from embryonic stem cells, coupled electrically and contracted synchronously with host muscle following transplantation in guinea pig hearts.
Dib and his group reported what are believed to be the first human trials of injections of skeletal muscle cells
into severely damaged hearts conducted in the United States.
Previous work in direct reprogramming, jumping straight from a cell type involved in scarring to heart muscle cells
, has a low success rate.
Although caspase-3 triggers apoptosis in abnormal cells, normal myoblasts (immature muscle cells
) also depend on caspase-3 activity in order to differentiate into mature muscle cells
By monitoring carbon 14 originally emitted from Cold War-era nuclear bomb tests, researchers have found that heart muscle cells
continue to divide throughout adulthood.