News tagged with skeletal muscle

New muscle power from the lab

(Medical Xpress)—Unlike the heart muscle, the musculature of the locomotive organs has the capacity to heal itself. What makes this possible are muscle-specific stem cells known as satellite cells. Located ...

Aug 19, 2013
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Uncleaned cells mean weak muscles

The protein complex mTORC1 promotes muscle growth. However, should this complex remain constantly active, it impairs the ability of the cells to self-clean, causing myopathy. Scientists working with Markus ...

Apr 23, 2013
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Vitamin D linked to mitochondrial oxidative function

(HealthDay)—For vitamin D deficient individuals, cholecalciferol therapy is associated with reduced phosphocreatine recovery half-time in skeletal muscle and with improvements in fatigue, according to a ...

Mar 19, 2013
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