The molecules that regulate the apoptosis cascade are also involved in differentiation and syncytial fusion in skeletal muscle. MyoD is a myogenic transcription factor that plays essential roles in muscle differentiation. We noticed that MyoD(-/-) myoblasts display remarkable resistance to apoptosis by down-regulation of miR-1 (microRNA-1) and miR-206 and… (More)
In this issue, Comai et al. present evidence that previous support for Myf5-independent myogenic cell lineages was confounded by inefficiencies in lineage marking and ablation. Here, Haldar et al. discuss other possible explanations for the inconsistencies between different data sets and reiterate their views on Myf5-independent myogenesis.