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Skeletal muscle comes of age

A regulatory protein thought to be crucial for maintaining the muscle stem-cell pool throughout life is shown to be dispensable in the adult. Muscle biologists are left wondering what fundamental things apply as time goes by.

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Figure 1: Skeletal muscle and the Pax genes.


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Partridge, T. Skeletal muscle comes of age. Nature 460, 584–585 (2009).

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