BEAUTY OF SCIENCE – Muscle stem cells

In SCIENCE & STEM CELLS on October 8, 2009 at 5:24 pm

“Fountain of youth” for muscle cells: muscle stem cells, also called satellite cells (marked in red) enable muscles to heal very well. They are located between the membrane of a muscle cell and the layer surrounding it. A molecular switch keeps the reservoir of satellite cells “fresh”, as researchers have now demonstrated. (Credit: Dr. Elena Vasyutina/Copyright: MDC)

Fountain Of Youth: Molecular Switch Holds Key To Reserve Supply Of Muscle Stem Cells.

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