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NINDS Neuroscience Funding Announcements

Precursor Cells in Skeletal Muscle Repair and Hypertrophy

Funding Contact(s): John Porter, Ph.D.
Funding Categories: Channels, Synapses and Circuits

Brief Description:

encourage investigator-initiated research grant applications to isolate, characterize and identify precursor cells required for normal growth and repair of injured, aged, or diseased muscle. Goals include determining factors responsible for migration, proliferation, and differentiation of precursor cells following muscle injury or increased exercise. This includes characterizing molecular controls responsible for the quiescence of muscle satellite cells and determining metabolic and motile properties of satellite cells while they are quiescent. Researchers are encouraged to develop strategies using muscle satellite and stem cells in therapies for human disease and enhanced repair of muscle injury and as cellular vectors of genes.

NIH Guide: PA-02-136
Release Date: 2002-07-25
Expiration Date: 2006-03-30