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Muscling toward therapy with ERBB3 and NGFR

To overcome the finite supply of muscle stem cells available for cell therapy, a study now describes a strategy for obtaining an unlimited source of myogenic progenitors derived from human pluripotent cells. Two neuronal cell surface receptors facilitate the selection of a population with enhanced regenerative potential.

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Fig. 1: Neuronal markers facilitate isolation of myogenic progenitors derived from hiPSCs.