Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells from Animals I. Basic Cell Biology

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2010-01-01
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Dodson, Michael
Reecy, James
Hausman, Gary
Guan, LeLuo
Du, Min
Rasmussen, Theodore
Poulos, Sylvia
Mir, Priya
Bergen, Werner
Fernyhough, Melinda
McFarland, Douglas
Rhoads, Robert
Soret, Beatrice
Reecy, James
Velleman, Sandra
Jiang, Zhihua
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Skeletal muscle stem cells from food-producing animals are of interest to agricultural life scientists seeking to develop a better understanding of the molecular regulation of lean tissue (skeletal muscle protein hypertrophy) and intramuscular fat (marbling) development. Enhanced understanding of muscle stem cell biology and function is essential for developing technologies and strategies to augment the metabolic efficiency and muscle hypertrophy of growing animals potentially leading to greater efficiency and reduced environmental impacts of animal production, while concomitantly improving product uniformity and consumer acceptance and enjoyment of muscle foods.

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This article is from International Journal of Biological Sciences 6 (2010): 465, doi:10.7150/ijbs.6.465.

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