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De nouvelles cellules souches découvertes dans les muscles

30/09/2016 | Echauffement et blessures et Etudes Musculation

 

The first characterization of a novel (non-satellite cell) stem cell population in human skeletal muscle
J.P. Nederveen     Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab. Vol. 41, 2016 S376

Skeletal muscle stem cells (satellite cells; SC) represent the primary
cell population responsible for muscle regeneration/repair. SC content
and activation has been show to increase in response to muscle
damaging exercise. However, non-satellite cell progenitors, under experimental
conditions in animals, have been identified to form skeletal
muscle
when the SC population is compromised. PW1+ interstitial
cells (PIC) have also been shown, experimentally, to contribute to
muscle repair in animals. This cell population, however, has never
been identified in humans. We sought to examine the changes in both
PIC and SC content following a single bout of eccentric exercise. Ten
sedentary males (24±3 years of age; mean±SEM) were recruited. Percutaneous
muscle biopsies from the vastus lateralis muscle were taken
prior to a bout of eccentric exercise (Pre), and 6h, 24h, and 72 h
post-exercise. Muscle fiber size, SC and PIC content were determined
via immunofluorescent microscopy. mRNA expression was assessed
by RT-PCR. The number of SC increased from Pre (10.3±0.8 Pax7+cells/
100 fibers) to 72h post-exercise (12.3±2.0 Pax7+cells/100 fibers, p<0.05).
Similarly, PW1+ cells increased from Pre (2.1±0.6 PW1+ cells/100 fibers)
to 72h post-exercise (6.8±2.5 PW1+ cells/100 fibers, p<0.05). PW1 mRNA
expression was significantly (p<0.05) increased 1.9-fold from Pre to
72h post-exercise. Here, for the first time in humans, we identify a
population of cells which are located in the interstitium that respond
to eccentrically-induced muscle damage in a similar fashion to SC.

 

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