Vertebrate Myogenesis by Giorgio Gabella (auth.), Professor Dr. Beate Brand-Saberi

By Giorgio Gabella (auth.), Professor Dr. Beate Brand-Saberi (eds.)

The improvement of vertebrate muscle has lengthy been an immense region of analysis in developmental biology. over the last decade, novel technical methods have allowed us to resolve to a wide quantity the mechanisms underlying muscle formation, and myogenesis has develop into one of many best-understood paradigms for mobile differentiation.
This publication concisely summarizes our present wisdom approximately muscle improvement in vertebrates, from the selection of muscle precursors to terminal differentiation. every one bankruptcy has been written through a professional within the box, and specific emphasis has been put on the various developmental and molecular pathways through the 3 kinds of vertebrate musculature - skeletal, center and soft muscle.

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As to its origin, fibroblasts, located in the interstices between muscle bundles, contribute to the production of the stroma, but the muscle cells themselves are probably the main contributors. In the media of large blood vessels, muscle cells are probably the only source of the stroma, and this process is well characterized, for example in the rat aorta (Davis 1993). The production of stroma goes hand in hand with the synthesis of the contractile apparatus by the same cells, and the two processes must be coordinated in the sense that the mechanical properties of these two components of the muscle must be finely matched.

As to its origin, fibroblasts, located in the interstices between muscle bundles, contribute to the production of the stroma, but the muscle cells themselves are probably the main contributors. In the media of large blood vessels, muscle cells are probably the only source of the stroma, and this process is well characterized, for example in the rat aorta (Davis 1993). The production of stroma goes hand in hand with the synthesis of the contractile apparatus by the same cells, and the two processes must be coordinated in the sense that the mechanical properties of these two components of the muscle must be finely matched.

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