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The Impact of Aerobic Exercise on the Muscle Stem Cell Response

Joanisse, Sophie1; Snijders, Tim2; Nederveen, Joshua, P.3; Parise, Gianni3,4

doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000153
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Satellite cells are indispensable for skeletal muscle repair and regeneration and are associated with muscle growth in humans. Aerobic exercise training results in improved skeletal muscle health also translating to an increase in satellite cell pool activation. We postulate that aerobic exercise improves satellite cell function in skeletal muscle.

1School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham

2NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University

3Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

4Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University

Corresponding author Dr. Gianni Parise, Departments of Kinesiology and Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L8. E-mail: pariseg@mcmaster.ca; Telephone: 905 525 9140 ext. 27353

Conflict of interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest

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