Skeletal muscle injury, whether acute or chronic, is characterized by influxes of pro- and anti-inflammatory cells that coordinate with muscle to precisely control the reparative process. This intricate coordination is facilitated by a signaling feedback loop between satellite cells and extravasated immune cells. Regulation of the cytokines and chemokines that mediate healthy repair is critical for the overall success of fiber regeneration and thus provides a prospective direction for the development of therapeutics aimed at fine-tuning the local inflammatory response.
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- Doctoral Dissertation Molecular and Cellular Biology 2020