Cooper, Volk ’12 Publish Article on Myosatellite Cells

By Purnell T. Cropper | September 24, 2012

Instructor of Biology Sarah Cooper and Melissa Volk, who graduated from Arcadia with a B.A. in Biology in 2012, had their paper “Muscle Injury and The Role of Myosatellite Cells in Muscle Healing and Regeneration” published in the summer 2012 edition of the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology. The abstract follows:

Following muscle trauma and injury to muscle tissue, myosatellite cells, the primary stem cells in skeletal muscle tissue, are mobilized to facilitate muscle healing and regeneration.  This article examines the mechanism by which satellite cells accomplish muscle tissue repair.  The future may hold promise for the use of satellite cells in the treatment of muscle injuries and muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophy.

Professor of Scientific Illustration Scott Rawlins created the cover art for the journal.