Tipping the scale: muscle versus fat

Abstract

Adipocytes and scar tissue form during skeletal muscle degeneration. Two new studies reveal that adipocytes and fibroblasts in skeletal muscle derive from a population of bipotent progenitors that reside within muscle, but are not derived from the muscle lineage. These progenitor cells also have a surprising role in stimulating the restoration of muscle mass during regeneration.

DOI: 10.1038/ncb0310-306b
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@article{Rodeheffer2010TippingTS, title={Tipping the scale: muscle versus fat}, author={Matthew S. Rodeheffer}, journal={Nature Cell Biology}, year={2010}, volume={12}, pages={306-306} }