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skeletal myogenesis

Wednesday 29 October 2003

The formation of skeletal muscle is a multistep process orchestrated by the basic helix-loop-helix myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs).

A wide array of proteins can interact with the MRFs, resulting in either induction or repression of their myogenic potential and subsequent MRF-mediated muscle-specific transcription.

Findings published over the past few years have unambiguously established a key role for the p38 MAP kinase pathway in the control of muscle gene expression at different stages of the myogenic process.

Pathology of myogenesis

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