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Muscle Cell and Tissue

Current Status of Research Field

Edited by Kunihiro Sakuma

Tokyo Institute of Technology

In order to complete tissue regeneration, various cells (neuronal, skeletal and smooth) interact coordinately with each other. This book, Muscle Cell and Tissue - Current Status of Research Field, deals with current progress and perspectives in a variety of topics on the skeletal and smooth muscle, stem cells, regeneration, disease or therapeutics. Novel applications for cell and tissue engineering including cell therapy, tissue models and disease pathology modeling are introduced. This book also deals with the differentiation/de-differentiation process of vascular smooth muscle cells in health and disease. Furthermore, natural products to reverse metabolic syndromes are descriptively reviewed. These chapters can be interesting for graduate students, teachers, physicians, executives and researchers in the field of molecular biology and regenerative medicine.

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Muscle Cell and TissueCurrent Status of Research FieldEdited by Kunihiro Sakuma

Published: October 10th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71591

ISBN: 978-1-78984-006-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-005-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-587-5

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

16324 Total Chapter Downloads

30 Crossref Citations

29 Web of Science Citations

57 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Current Status of Research Field in Muscle Tissue

By Kunihiro Sakuma


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2. The Role of Glucose and Fatty Acid Metabolism in the Development of Insulin Resistance in Skeletal Muscle

By Sithandiwe Eunice Mazibuko-Mbeje, Phiwayinkosi V. Dludla, Bongani B. Nkambule, Nnini Obonye and Johan Louw


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3. Molecular and Cellular Markers in Skeletal Muscle Damage after Acute Voluntary Exercise Containing Eccentric Muscle Contractions

By Satu O.A. Koskinen and Maarit Lehti


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4. Multinuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Human Skeletal Muscle Metabolism in Training and Disease

By Ladislav Valkovič, Radka Klepochová and Martin Krššák


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5. Skeletal Muscle Fiber Types in Neuromuscular Diseases

By Jennifer Glaser and Masatoshi Suzuki


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6. Hereditary Myopathies

By Arlek Marion González-Jamett, Jorge Alfredo Bevilacqua and Ana María Cárdenas Díaz


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7. Making Skeletal Muscle from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

By Ken’ichiro Nogami, Matthias Blanc, Fusako Takemura, Shin’ichi Takeda and Yuko Miyagoe-Suzuki


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8. A Novel Functional In Vitro Model that Recapitulates Human Muscle Disorders

By Iván Toral-Ojeda, Garazi Aldanondo, Jaione Lasa-Elgarresta, Haizpea Lasa-Fernandez, Camila Vesga-Castro, Vincent Mouly, Adolfo López de Munain and Ainara Vallejo-Illarramendi


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9. Role of Stem Cells and Extracellular Matrix in the Regeneration of Skeletal Muscle

By Andrew Dunn, Madison Marcinczyk, Muhamed Talovic, Krishna Patel, Gabriel Haas and Koyal Garg


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10. Skeletal Muscle as a Therapeutic Target for Natural Products to Reverse Metabolic Syndrome

By Sithandiwe Eunice Mazibuko-Mbeje, Phiwayinkosi V. Dludla, Bongani B. Nkambule, Nnini Obonye and Johan Louw


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11. Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell

By Ning Zhou, Shaunrick Stoll, Christiana Leimena and Hongyu Qiu


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12. The Role of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells in the Physiology and Pathophysiology of Blood Vessels

By Lucie Bacakova, Martina Travnickova, Elena Filova, Roman Matějka, Jana Stepanovska, Jana Musilkova, Jana Zarubova and Martin Molitor


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13. The Dichotomy of Vascular Smooth Muscle Differentiation/De- Differentiation in Health and Disease

By Mariana di Luca, Roya Hakimjavadi, Denise Burtenshaw, Emma Fitzpatrick, Pattie Mathiue, Catriona Lally, Eileen M Redmond and Paul A Cahill


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14. Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells (VSMCs) in Blood Vessel Tissue Engineering: The Use of Differentiated Cells or Stem Cells as VSMC Precursors

By Lucie Bacakova, Martina Travnickova, Elena Filova, Roman Matejka, Jana Stepanovska, Jana Musilkova, Jana Zarubova and Martin Molitor


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15. Methods and Model Systems Used to Study Pregnant Human Uterine Smooth Muscle

By Marina Ilicic and Jonathan W. Paul


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16. Morphology of Right Atrium Myocytes

By Marina L. Bugrova


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