Deficient animals demonstrated reduced running ability compared to normal rats and showed increased muscle cell
plasma membrane permeability.
In previous research Davis noticed that applying a toxin to a muscle cell
in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster triggers homeostatic plasticity in the neuron that forms a synapse on that muscle cell
: the neuron--which is called presynaptic, because it is before the synapse with the muscle cell
--reliably releases more neurotransmitter, just as happens when muscle cells
begin to malfunction in myasthenia gravis.
Kuhn points out that research in the 1930s and 1940s suggested that cardiomyocyte division may continue after birth, and recent reports about myocardial regeneration in zebrafish and neonatal mice suggest that some young animals regenerate heart muscle by using mechanisms of muscle cell
The expression of the novel homeobox gene inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell
The muscle cell
cytoskeleton consists of proteins and structures whose primary function is to link, anchor, or tether structural components inside the cell.
Indirectly, virally provoked paracrine expression of chemokines and growth factors might stimulate migration of smooth muscle cells
from the adventitia and media into the intima, along with smooth muscle cell
proliferation, both important components of atherogenesis and restenosis (54).
Without this signal, muscle cell
precursors can even be reprogrammed to undergo fat formation so that they turn into fat.
The disease is characterized by an unusual type of muscle cell
that invades the tissue of the lungs, including the airways, and blood and lymph vessels.
They found that if the muscle cell
nuclei outnumbered the skin cell nuclei, the skin nuclei began to express muscle-specific genes within a few hours of fusion.
who works in the muscle cell
biology group in London.
Michael Laflamme, said, "These results provide strong evidence that human cardiac muscle cell
grafts meet physiological criteria for true heart regeneration.
Researchers at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, have discovered a specific repair mechanism in heart muscle and identified a protein called dysferlin that is critical for resealing heart muscle cell