Dial M(RF) for myogenesis.
London, United Kingdom. In Febs J, Sep 2013
The transcriptional regulatory network that controls the determination and differentiation of skeletal muscle cells in the embryo has at its core the four myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs) Myf5, MyoD, Mrf4 and MyoG.
Finding MyoD with a little help from my friends.
Boston, United States. In Nat Cell Biol, 2012
Findings indicate that MyoD activates the expression of other muscle regulators such as MEF2 and myogenin, which are necessary for induction of the skeletal muscle differentiation program.
Cell fate plug and play: direct reprogramming and induced pluripotency.
New York City, United States. In Cell, 2011
Building on the discovery that MyoD expression reprograms fibroblasts into muscle, three papers (Vierbuchen et al., 2010; Ieda et al., 2010; Szabo et al., 2010) recently reported the reprogramming of fibroblasts into neurons, cardiomyocytes, and blood cell progenitors without first passing the cells through a pluripotent state.