Navigation Links
Molecule responsible for muscle repair identified

Skeletal muscles repair by themselves from injuries. However at times due to age or disease these muscles are not able to heal itself.// Researchers have identified a molecule that when is deficient, is actually helpful to muscle regeneration.

Researchers from University of Illinois-Chicago had reported in their findings that deficient plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) promotes muscle regeneration and this may be targeted to treatment in cases of muscle degeneration due to age or disease. The plasminogen system has multiple functions and act together with the growth factors, inflammatory factors and other systems.

Investigators have found in parallel animal studies that mice, which were lacking in the PAI-1, had increased activity of an enzyme called urokinase-type plasminogen activator in the damaged muscle. This had resulted in increase in proteins like the myogenic transcription factor MyoD that had led to faster muscle regeneration and repair after injury.

Muscle regeneration after injury is important and when this does not happen due to disease or age, it may lead to muscles not being able to recover from damage due to exercise, surgery of trauma. Also disease conditions like Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other muscular degenerative disease may hinder the normal muscle regeneration.

Reference: American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology, July 2005
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Molecule that can stop the growth of Viruses
2. Puberty may be due to GPR54 gene and KiSS-1 Molecule
3. Molecule aids fight E. Coli Infections
4. Molecule That Aids Bacterial Infections Identified
5. Molecule Behind Multiple Sclerosis Discovered
6. Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibody Production Is More Profitable Than Small Molecule Drugs
7. Scientists Discover Prostate Cancer Triggering Molecule
8. Passion Fizzling Out? Blame The “Love Molecule
9. Sensor Can Detect "Unhealthy" Molecules In Breath
10. Polymer Molecule Layered On Carb Molecule to Increase Sensitivity
11. Discovery Of New Molecule Could Solve Cancer Spread Mystery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported ... head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest ... in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As ... with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine ... and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches ... success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in ... than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle ... chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of ... Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys ... peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing ... members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today that it ... Supplier Horizon Award . One of 12 ... recognized for its support of Premier members through exceptional ... excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... recognition of our outstanding customer service from Premier," says ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... "Surgical Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, China, Japan, ... report to their offering. ... tool for healthcare business planners, provides surgical procedure volume ... surgery trends with an in-depth analysis of growth drivers ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... NEW YORK , June 23, 2016 ... rough waters, but it continues to present great opportunities ... featured companies for today: Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: ... ), Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ), ... Learn more about these stocks and receive your complimentary ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: