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J. Dev. Biol. 2018, 6(2), 11; https://doi.org/10.3390/jdb6020011

Location, Location, Location: Signals in Muscle Specification

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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
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Molecular Cell Biology Graduate Program, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
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Academic Editor: Samuel J. Pleasure
Received: 9 April 2018 / Revised: 11 May 2018 / Accepted: 15 May 2018 / Published: 18 May 2018
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Abstract

Muscles control body movement and locomotion, posture and body position and soft tissue support. Mesoderm derived cells gives rise to 700 unique muscles in humans as a result of well-orchestrated signaling and transcriptional networks in specific time and space. Although the anatomical structure of skeletal muscles is similar, their functions and locations are specialized. This is the result of specific signaling as the embryo grows and cells migrate to form different structures and organs. As cells progress to their next state, they suppress current sequence specific transcription factors (SSTF) and construct new networks to establish new myogenic features. In this review, we provide an overview of signaling pathways and gene regulatory networks during formation of the craniofacial, cardiac, vascular, trunk, and limb skeletal muscles. View Full-Text
Keywords: myogenesis; mesoderm; WNT; FGF; BMP; SHH; RA; NOTCH; ephrins; sequence specific transcription factor myogenesis; mesoderm; WNT; FGF; BMP; SHH; RA; NOTCH; ephrins; sequence specific transcription factor
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Chang, C.-N.; Kioussi, C. Location, Location, Location: Signals in Muscle Specification. J. Dev. Biol. 2018, 6, 11.

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