Special Issue "Conserved and Divergent Mechanisms Regulating Muscle Development and Regeneration"

A special issue of Journal of Developmental Biology (ISSN 2221-3759).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Frederic Relaix
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INSERM IMRB U955-10, UPEC, Créteil, France
Interests: skeletal muscle; mouse molecular genetics; muscle stem cells; myogenesis; development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Skeletal muscle shows robust regenerative capacity and is able to undergo several rounds of regeneration in response to multiple injuries. This capacity depends on satellite cells, the stem cells of the adult muscle. During regeneration, satellite cells proliferate and differentiate to form new muscle tissue, but they also self-renew to maintain the satellite cell pool. Muscle Stem cells originate from a pool of embryonic/fetal progenitors. Satellite cells and muscle progenitor cells share features like Pax7 expression, the ability to self-renew or to differentiate, and are thought to rely on similar molecular mechanisms for differentiation. Thus, the analysis of developmental processes can guide satellite cell research. Yet, differences in molecular mechanisms have also become apparent. This Special Issue of the Journal of Developmental Biology will provide an overview of the current understanding of skeletal muscle stem development and regeneration, focusing on conserved and divergent mechanisms Contributions can be reviews, as well as research papers, covering comparative analysis of development and regeneration of skeletal muscle.

Prof. Dr. Frederic Relaix
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • skeletal muscle
  • muscle stem cells
  • development
  • regeneration
  • myogenesis

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Bu-M-P-ing Iron: How BMP Signaling Regulates Muscle Growth and Regeneration
J. Dev. Biol. 2020, 8(1), 4; https://doi.org/10.3390/jdb8010004 - 11 Feb 2020
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The bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) pathway is best known for its role in promoting bone formation, however it has been shown to play important roles in both development and regeneration of many different tissues. Recent work has shown that the BMP proteins have [...] Read more.
The bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) pathway is best known for its role in promoting bone formation, however it has been shown to play important roles in both development and regeneration of many different tissues. Recent work has shown that the BMP proteins have a number of functions in skeletal muscle, from embryonic to postnatal development. Furthermore, complementary studies have recently demonstrated that specific components of the pathway are required for efficient muscle regeneration. Full article
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The Developmental Phases of Zebrafish Myogenesis
J. Dev. Biol. 2019, 7(2), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/jdb7020012 - 02 Jun 2019
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The development and growth of vertebrate axial muscle have been studied for decades at both the descriptive and molecular level. The zebrafish has provided an attractive model system for investigating both muscle patterning and growth due to its simple axial musculature with spatially [...] Read more.
The development and growth of vertebrate axial muscle have been studied for decades at both the descriptive and molecular level. The zebrafish has provided an attractive model system for investigating both muscle patterning and growth due to its simple axial musculature with spatially separated fibre types, which contrasts to complex muscle groups often deployed in amniotes. In recent years, new findings have reshaped previous concepts that define how final teleost muscle form is established and maintained. Here, we summarise recent findings in zebrafish embryonic myogenesis with a focus on fibre type specification, followed by an examination of the molecular mechanisms that control muscle growth with emphasis on the role of the dermomyotome-like external cell layer. We also consider these data sets in a comparative context to gain insight into the evolution of axial myogenic patterning systems within the vertebrate lineage. Full article
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