IMR Press / FBL / Volume 6 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.2741/A589

Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark (FBL) is published by IMR Press from Volume 26 Issue 5 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.

Apoptosis in skeletal muscle
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1 University Leipzig - Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Academic Editor: Victor Preedy

Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2001, 6(3), 1–11;
Published: 1 January 2001
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cellular and molecular aspects of muscle pathology)

Apoptosis is a physiological, conserved program of cellular suicide, characterized by nuclear condensation, DNA-fragmentation and release of mitochondrial cytochrome c into the cytoplasm. The apoptotic program is executed by a cascade of highly specific caspases. The occurrence and significance of apoptosis in multinucleated, differentiated cells, like skeletal muscle cells is discussed controversy in the current literature. In this review we will summarize the knowledge concerning the occurrence of apoptosis in certain diseases and the regulation of apoptosis in skeletal muscle.

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