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Exercise-induced stem cell activation and its implication for cardiovascular and skeletal muscle regeneration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18465444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A number of publications have provided evidence that exercise and physical activity are linked to the activation, mobilization, and differentiation of various types of stem cells. Exercise may improve organ regeneration and function. This review summarizes mechanisms by which exercise contributes to stem cell-induced regeneration in the cardiovascular and the skeletal muscle system. In addition, it discusses whether exercise may improve and support stem cell transplantation in situations of cardiovascular disease or muscular dystrophy.
Patrick Wahl; Klara Brixius; Wilhelm Bloch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT : official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1365-2931     ISO Abbreviation:  Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-09     Completed Date:  2008-06-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612996     Medline TA:  Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine, Institute of Cardiovascular Research and Sport Medicine, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / therapy
Cardiovascular System / metabolism
Exercise / physiology*
Muscle, Skeletal / metabolism
Muscular Dystrophies / therapy
Regeneration / physiology
Stem Cell Transplantation*
Stem Cells / metabolism*

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