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Muscle Cell and Tissue

Edited by Kunihiro Sakuma

Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

In order to complete tissue regeneration, various cells such as neuronal, skeletal, smooth, endothelial, and immune (e.g., macrophage) interact smoothly with each other. This book, Muscle Cells and Tissues, offers a wide range of topics such as stem cells, cell culture, biomaterials, epigenetics, therapeutics, and the creation of tissues and organs. Novel applications for cell and tissue engineering including cell therapy, tissue models, and disease pathology modeling are discussed. The book also deals with the functional role of autophagy in modulating muscle homeostasis and molecular mechanism regulating skeletal muscle mass. The chapters can be interesting for graduate students, postdocs, teachers, physicians, and for executives in biotech and pharmaceutical companies, as well as researchers in the fields of molecular biology and regenerative medicine.

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Muscle Cell and TissueEdited by Kunihiro Sakuma

Published: September 2nd 2015

DOI: 10.5772/59347

ISBN: 978-953-51-2156-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4218-8

Copyright year: 2015

Books open for chapter submissions

31120 Total Chapter Downloads

20 Crossref Citations

30 Web of Science Citations

50 Dimensions Citations


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1. Vascular Smooth Muscle as a Therapeutic Target in Disease Pathology

By Andrew W. Holt and David A. Tulis


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2. Vascular Wall-Resident Multipotent Stem Cells within the Process of Vascular Remodelling

By Diana Klein


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3. Implications of MicroRNAs in the Vascular Homeostasis and Remodeling

By Seahyoung Lee, Eunhyun Choi, Min-Ji Cha and Ki-Chul Hwang


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4. Lifestyle and Aging Effects in the Development of Insulin Resistance — Activating the Muscle as Strategy Against Insulin Resistance by Modulating Cytokines and HSP70

By Thiago Gomes Heck, Mirna Stela Ludwig, Analu Bender dos Santos and Pauline Brendler Goettems-Fiorin


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5. Importance of Plasma Membrane Nanodomains in Skeletal Muscle Regeneration

By Beata Pająk and Arkadiusz Orzechowski


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6. Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Skeletal Muscle Mass

By Kunihiro Sakuma and Akihiko Yamaguchi


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7. Autophagy, a Highly Regulated Intracellular System Essential to Skeletal Muscle Homeostasis — Role in Disease, Exercise and Altitude Exposure

By Anthony M.J. Sanchez, Robin Candau, Audrey Raibon and Henri Bernardi


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8. Cell Composition of the Subendothelial Aortic Intima and the Role of Alpha-Smooth Muscle Actin Expressing Pericyte-Like Cells and Smooth Muscle Cells in the Development of Atherosclerosis

By Alexander N. Orekhov and Yuri V. Bobryshev


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9. Dynamic Interplay Between Smooth Muscle Cells and Macrophages in Vascular Disease

By Hiroshi Iwata and Masanori Aikawa


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10. Current Challenges in Understanding the Story of Skin Pigmentation — Bridging the Morpho-Anatomical and Functional Aspects of Mammalian Melanocytes

By Sharique A. Ali and Ishrat Naaz


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11. Ca2+ Dynamics and Ca2+ Sensitization in the Regulation of Airway Smooth Muscle Tone

By Hiroaki Kume


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12. Research on Skeletal Muscle Diseases Using Pluripotent Stem Cells

By Lorena de Oñate, Elena Garreta, Carolina Tarantino, Elena Martínez, Encarnación Capilla, Isabel Navarro, Joaquín Gutiérrez, Josep Samitier, Josep Maria Campistol, Pura Muñoz-Cánovas and Nuria Montserrat


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13. Smooth Muscle and Extracellular Matrix Interactions in Health and Disease

By Michael Schuliga


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14. Novel Therapeutic Approaches for Skeletal Muscle Dystrophies

By Emanuele Berardi and Maurilio Sampaolesi


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15. Use of Biomaterials and Biomolecules for the Prevention of Restenosis

By Nelisa Türkoğlu Laçin, Kadriye Kızılbey and Banu Mansuroğlu


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16. Three-Dimensional “Honeycomb” Culture System that Helps to Maintain the Contractile Phenotype of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

By Itsuko Ishii and Masashi Uchida


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17. Role of Platelet-Activating Factor and Hypoxia in Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn — Studies with Perinatal Pulmonary Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

By Mona Hanouni, Amy M. McPeak, Stephen M. Douglass, Rebecca Davis, Shaemion McBride and Basil O. Ibe


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