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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2005 Apr;33(2):63-8.

Muscle stem cells and exercise training.

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School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada.


Adult skeletal muscle fibers are terminally differentiated such that hypertrophy and regeneration require resident stem cell populations. This review examines the current understanding of the factors regulating muscle stem cells in response to exercise and identify the role of these cells in the adaptive response of skeletal muscle to endurance and resistance exercise training.

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