Int J Biol Sci 2010; 6(5):465-474. doi:10.7150/ijbs.6.465
Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells from Animals I. Basic Cell Biology
1. Department of Animal Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
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.
Keywords: Skeletal muscle stem cells, Satellite cells, Adipocytes, Adipofibroblasts, Embryogenesis, Postnatal myogenesis.
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Dodson MV, Hausman GJ, Guan L, Du M, Rasmussen TP, Poulos SP, Mir P, Bergen WG, Fernyhough ME, McFarland DC, Rhoads RP, Soret B, Reecy JM, Velleman SG, Jiang Z. Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells from Animals I. Basic Cell Biology. Int J Biol Sci 2010; 6(5):465-474. doi:10.7150/ijbs.6.465. Available from http://www.ijbs.com/v06p0465.htm