The fusion of myoblasts.

  title={The fusion of myoblasts.},
  author={M. Wakelam},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  volume={228 1},
  • M. Wakelam
  • Published 1985 in The Biochemical journal
Skeletal muscle fibres are permanent multinucleated, non-mitotic cells. Consequently, there is considerable interest in how such a unique cell type is formed. Muscle fibres are derived from multinucleated myotubes which are themselves formed, during embryonic development, by the fusion of mononucleated myoblasts. Myoblast fusion provides a naturally occurring process in which mechanistic proposals from the study of fusion in moder fusion systems can be tested. Conversely, proposals derived from… CONTINUE READING
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