A role for the Ca2(+)-dependent adhesion molecule, N-cadherin, in myoblast interaction during myogenesis.

The formation of multinucleate skeletal muscle cells (myotubes) is a Ca2(+)-dependent process involving the interaction and fusion of mononucleate muscle cells (myoblasts). Specific cell-cell adhesion precedes lipid bilayer union during myoblast fusion and has been shown to involve both Ca2(+)-independent (CI)2 and Ca2(+)-dependent (CD) mechanisms. In this… CONTINUE READING