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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(2), 3817-3823; doi:10.3390/ijms14023817

Role of Akirin in Skeletal Myogenesis

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1 Key Laboratory for Animal Disease-Resistance Nutrition of China Ministry of Education, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, Sichuan, China 2 Sichuan Key Laboratory of Meat Processing, Chengdu University, Chengdu 610106, Sichuan, China 3 Faculty of Bioindustry, Chengdu University, Chengdu 610106, Sichuan, China 4 Chongqing Academy of Animal Science, Chongqing 402460, China
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Received: 23 November 2012 / Revised: 23 January 2013 / Accepted: 31 January 2013 / Published: 8 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)
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Akirin is a recently discovered nuclear factor that plays an important role in innate immune responses. Beyond its role in innate immune responses, Akirin has recently been shown to play an important role in skeletal myogenesis. In this article, we will briefly review the structure and tissue distribution of Akirin and discuss recent advances in our understanding of its role and signal pathway in skeletal myogenesis.
Keywords: Akirin; skeletal myogenesis; tissue distribution; signal pathway Akirin; skeletal myogenesis; tissue distribution; signal pathway
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Chen, X.; Huang, Z.; Wang, H.; Jia, G.; Liu, G.; Guo, X.; Tang, R.; Long, D. Role of Akirin in Skeletal Myogenesis. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 3817-3823.

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