Skeletal Muscle Repair and Regeneration / Edition 1

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Since the middle of the last century we have progressively built up a comprehensive descriptive model of the allied mechanisms that maintain our muscles at a size and strength appropriate to the functional demands upon them and that rapidly repair damaged muscles. This volume is an assemblage of the collective experience from the pick of major research groups investigating these aspects of muscle cell biology. It provides up-to-date coverage and presents a broad range of topics.

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Reviewer: Mark Gonzalez, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This advanced treatise on skeletal muscle regeneration includes contributions from authors from the United States and Europe.
Purpose: The book provides a broad discussion of skeletal muscle regeneration including historical aspects, animal models, stem cells, and reinnervation.
Audience: The audience includes researchers and clinicians who work in the field of myopathy and neuropathy. It is an advanced work and requires a background on the subject.
Features: The book is well written and comprehensive, the illustrations are adequate, and the references are up to date and complete.
Assessment: This multiauthored book on skeletal muscle regeneration is a good addition to the literature on this topic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048177189
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Series: Advances in Muscle Research Series, #3
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 379
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Myogenesis. The early years.- The origin and genetic regulation of myogenic cells: from the embryo to the adult.- The muscle satellite cell: the story of a cell on the edge!- Non muscle stem cells and muscle regeneration.- Transcriptional cascades in muscle regeneration.- The ins and outs of satellite cell myogenesis: the role of the ruling growth factors.- Relaying the signal during myogenesis: intracellular mediators and targets.- Muscle regeneration in animal models.- Skeletal muscle reconstitution during limb and tail regeneration in amphibians: two contrasting mechanisms.- Muscle fibre regeneration in human skeletal muscle diseases.- Skeletal muscle repair after exercise-induced injury.- Inflammation in skeletal muscle regeneration.- Complexity of extracellular matrix and skeletal muscle regeneration.- Innervation of regenerating muscle.- Boosting muscle regeneration.- Age-dependent changes in skeletal muscle regeneration.

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