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Muscle progenitor cells can help restore the debilitating muscle loss that happens with age.
Sarcopenia can impair mobility and quality of life - Wanling Xuan, stem cell biologist.
Givinostat to coax the induced pluripotent stem cells, to become progenitor cells.
These cells make actual muscle cells as well as the extracellular vesicles like microRNAs - aid muscle repair and regeneration.
In animal model, strategies increase muscle stem cells and decrease destructive inflammation.
Givinostat is in the final phase of clinical trials for muscular dystrophy.
"Regenerative properties of muscle progenitor cells can be credited to the vesicles," - Xuan.
"...giving extracellular vesicles already is being explored for stroke recovery and bone repair," - Mark Hamrick, coinvestigator.
"Resistance training improves stem cell proliferation and muscle regeneration - increases the size of fast-twitch muscle fibers," - Hamrick.
Research by Medical College at Georgia at Augusta University.