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Combinatorial chemistry gives cell biology some muscle

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Figure 1: Amphibians and reptiles regenerate their limbs through a process in which multinucleated myotubes (skeletal muscle cells) disassemble into mononucleated fragments that can grow and divide normally to eventually differentiate and provide new muscular tissue.


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Hall, D. Combinatorial chemistry gives cell biology some muscle. Nat Biotechnol 18, 261–262 (2000).

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