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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

Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews: July 2018 - Volume 46 - Issue 3 - p 180–187
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.

The importance of aerobic exercise training on improved satellite cell function.

1School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom;

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

Departments of 3Kinesiology and

4Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Address for correspondence: Gianni Parise, Ph.D., Departments of Kinesiology and Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L8 (E-mail: pariseg@mcmaster.ca).

Accepted for publication: April 2, 2018.

Editor: Marni D. Boppart, Sc.D., FACSM.

© 2018 American College of Sports Medicine