Old muscles reprogrammed into newer ones to fight degeneration
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that old muscles can be turned into newer ones, which will not only fight degeneration but also help repair damaged tissue. esearchers at the University of California, Berkeley showed that the mature muscle tissue could be coaxed back to an earlier stem cell stage to form new muscle.
Study principal investigator Irina Conboy, UC Berkeley assistant professor of bioengineering, said that this study "opens the door to the development of new treatments to combat the degeneration of muscle associated with muscular dystrophy or aging".
"Muscle formation has been seen as a one-way trip, going from stem cells to myoblasts to muscle fibre, but we were able to get a multi-nucleated muscle fibre to reverse course and separate into individual myoblasts," said Conboy.
"For many years now, people have wanted to do this, and we accomplished that by exposing the tissue to small molecule inhibitor chemicals rather than altering the cell's genome," he added.
The experiment was successfully carried out on mice and the bioengineers claimed that their next step would be to test the process on human muscle tissue soon.
The study was published in the journal Chemistry and Biology. (ANI)
Read More: University Grants Commission (UGC) | Guru Nanak Dev University | New University Campus So | University Campus | Kashmir University | Aligarh Muslim University | K P University | University Po | B R A University | Gorakhpur University | Agra University | Ayurvedic University | Bundelkhand University So | Mds University Ajmer Dtso | Gujarat University | Madras University Po | World University Centre | Pondicherry University | Annamalai University | Tamil University
At least 42 killed in Taiwan plane crash
July 24, 2014 at 1:47 AM
Gaza hospital flooded with injured children following airstrike
July 24, 2014 at 1:40 AM
Major airlines cancel Israel flights over Gaza rocket threat
July 24, 2014 at 12:19 AM
Ryan Gosling wax figure makes debut at Madame Tussauds
July 24, 2014 at 12:10 AM
In Gaza, whatever the target, children often the victims
July 23, 2014 at 11:53 PM
PERTH CENTURY IN 1992 CHANGED MY CAREER, SAYS SACHIN
July 23, 2014 at 11:04 PM