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Nitric oxide (NO), generated in skeletal muscle mostly by the neuronal NO synthases (nNOSμ), has profound effects on both mitochondrial bioenergetics and muscle development and function. The importance of NO for muscle repair emerges from the observation that nNOS signalling is defective in many genetically diverse skeletal muscle diseases in which muscle(More)
The aim of this study was to verify whether macrophages influence the fate of transplanted mesoangioblasts--vessel-associated myogenic precursors--in a model of sterile toxin-induced skeletal muscle injury. We have observed that in the absence of macrophages, transplanted mesoangioblasts do not yield novel fibers. Macrophages retrieved from skeletal muscles(More)
Regeneration of muscle fibers, lost during pathological muscle degeneration or after injuries, is sustained by the production of new myofibers by means of the satellite cells. Survival of the satellite cells is a critical requirement for efficient muscle reconstitution. Necdin, a member of the MAGE proteins family, is expressed in satellite cell-derived(More)
Orexin-A (OX-A) and -B (OX-B) peptides present in the hippocampus are considered to be exclusively contained in fibers arising from hypothalamus neurons, which were established as the only source of orexins (OXs). Because OX-A is known to exert excitatory actions in the hippocampus, we hypothesized that the level of OXs targeted toward the hippocampus may(More)
Reaching the correct three-dimensional structure is crucial for the proper function of a protein. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the organelle where secreted and transmembrane proteins are synthesized and folded. To guarantee high fidelity of protein synthesis and maturation in the ER, cells have evolved ER-protein quality control (ERQC) systems, which(More)
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