interstitial cells

Researchers in France have identified a new type of muscle stem cell that appears capable of generating and repairing muscle and reproducing itself.

posted on February 9, 2010 - 12:53pm
MDA-supported scientists in France have identified a previously unknown type of muscle stem cell located in the spaces between muscle fibers in mice. They say the new cells, dubbed "PICs," may play at least as important a role in muscle regeneration and repair as satellite cells, which have been recognized as stemlike cells in muscle since the 1960s. As such, they could have implications for...

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