UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE - ESTABLISHMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SATELLITE CELLS ISOLATED BY HUMAN ...

Employer
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE - DIP. CHIRURGIA E MEDICINA TRASLAZIONALE
Location
Italy
Posted
September 14 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Skeletal muscle is the most abundant tissue of the human body, representing more than 40% of the body weight of an adult. It is mainly characterized by its mechanical function, whose processes depend on the contraction of muscle fibers, but is not only a component of our locomotor system. Recent evidence has, in fact, identified skeletal muscle as a secretory organ capable of producing and releasing particular proteins in response to contraction, which may affect the metabolism and function of both muscle tissue and other organs or tissues. The aim of the study is to set up and characterize primary cultures of satellite cells isolated from human skeletal muscle biopsis for the in vitro analysis of hormone receptors during the myogenic process



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