The Role and Activation of Myosatellite Cells in Muscle Regeneration
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As a competitive athlete, muscle repair and regeneration are an important part of my recovery from competitions. Myosatellite cells are described as the stem cells for muscles. They have the ability to proliferate, differentiate, and self-renew which make them critical in muscle regeneration. These cells remain dormant until activated from signals from the surrounding environment. Once activated, they induce an inflammatory response, differentiate, and are involved in myofiber maturation, making them critical steps of muscle regeneration. I wrote this paper as part of an assignment for my developmental biology class. In an effort to make information from journal articles more accessible, we wrote sections that were added to Wikipedia pages on our subject. I appreciated the overall goal of this assignment in making information accessible to people regardless of academic background. Wikipedia is a source used by many people to gain knowledge of different topics. Honestly, before writing this blurb explaining my article, I read over my Wikipedia article and was rushed with the happy memories of compiling information for this topic. Having played tennis for a majority of my life, muscle health and recovery has been of utmost importance. It was fascinating to learn about the details regarding muscle regeneration and hopefully my Wikipedia section and article will help shed light on the importance of myosatellite cells in the body.