Nonmuscle in Biological News
Gladstone scientists identify key factors in heart cell creation
... directions on how stem cells may be used to repair damaged hearts.
For decades, scientists were unable to identify a single factor that could turn nonmuscle
cells into beating heart cells. Using a clever approach, the research team led by Benoit Bruneau, Ph.D., found that a combination of three genes could...
UIC researchers make promising finding in severe lung disease
...ible, leading to death in 30 percent to 40 percent of cases. There is no effective treatment.
It has previously been shown that the enzyme, called nonmuscle
myosin light-chain kinase, or MYLK, plays a pivotal role in the disruption of the endothelial barrier -- a single thin layer of cells that line blood ...
miRNAs and musculature
...rowth. Dr. Sokol proposes that "Mir-1 could function generally to maintain muscle cell identity by ensuring that mRNAs from promiscuously transcribed nonmuscle
genes remain inactive." Their work adds to the emerging range of functions that miRNAs perform in an organism and advocates the study of loss-of-func...
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