Tag Archives: skeletal muscle

Zinc promotes myoblast differentiation activating Zip7 transporter and Akt signalling pathway

Skeletal muscle is a heterogeneous, dynamic and plastic tissue, which comprises 40% of adult human body mass. Through contraction and relaxation, skeletal muscles provide movement and stability to the body. Besides the mechanical function, muscle tissue also

Cocaine damages the muscle of the eels

The increasing use of illicit drugs by humans resulted in a gradual contamination of surface waters, since these substances, excreted with the urines, are not always efficiently removed from sewage effluents in sewage treatment plants. Today, the

Why are skeletal muscles not depleted of energy during intense exercise?

ATP is a universal carrier of energy in a form easily accessible for different reactions in the cell. Its hydrolysis to ADP and Pi (inorganic phosphate) drives processes that cannot occur spontaneously and require energy, for instance

Strength loss does not worsen in the first few days after an acute skeletal muscle injury

An immediate loss of strength accompanies nearly all types of skeletal muscle injury but there is debate whether the strength loss worsens over the first few days after injury. This is important to know because it influences

Multiple injuries (polytrauma) result in skeletal muscle wasting and insulin resistance

Polytrauma is a combination of injuries that occur over a short period of time (simultaneously or within minutes of each other). These injuries can include burn, fracture, hemorrhage, trauma to the extremities, or penetrating trauma to the

New biomimetic materials for muscle regeneration

Skeletal muscle formation derives from a coordinated sequence of molecular and cellular changes, ultimately leading to the expression of large, multinucleated contractile fibers, characterized by a highly ordered assembly of striated myofibrils. To form contractile fibers, developing