The capacity of adult muscle to regenerate in response to injury stimuli represents an important homeostatic process. Regeneration is a highly coordinated program that partially recapitulates the embryonic developmental program and involves the activation of the muscle compartment of stem cells, namely satellite cells, as well as other precursor cells, whose activity is strictly dependent on environmental signals. However, muscle regeneration is severely compromised in several pathological conditions due to either the progressive loss of stem cell populations or to missing signals that limit the damaged tissues from efficiently activating a regenerative program. It is, therefore, plausible that the loss of control over these cells' fate might lead to pathological cell differentiation, limiting the ability of a pathological muscle to sustain an efficient regenerative process. This Special Issue aims to bring together a collection of original research and review articles addressing the intriguing field of the cellular and molecular players involved in muscle homeostasis and regeneration and to suggest potential therapeutic approaches for degenerating muscle disease.
Muscle homeostasis and regeneration: from molecular mechanisms to therapeutic opportunities / Musaro', A.. - In: CELLS. - ISSN 2073-4409. - 9:9(2020), pp. 1-5.
|Titolo:||Muscle homeostasis and regeneration: from molecular mechanisms to therapeutic opportunities|
MUSARO', Antonio (Corresponding author)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Citazione:||Muscle homeostasis and regeneration: from molecular mechanisms to therapeutic opportunities / Musaro', A.. - In: CELLS. - ISSN 2073-4409. - 9:9(2020), pp. 1-5.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01m Editorial/Introduzione in rivista|