Review articles are an excellent, efficient way to keep current on the latest trends, technologies and expert perspectives in a scientific field. That’s why we feature at least one recent review paper in every issue of Muscle Cell News, and archive all features reviews on this page. Sort by journal, publication date or newsletter issue to find review articles that interest you. This is an awesome way to catch up with your field (or send it to your trainees to get them up to speed!)

Title   Journal   Publication Date   Newsletter Issue  
Mending a Broken Heart: The Evolution of Biological Therapeutics
Chen, C; Termglinchan, V; Karakikes, I
Stem Cells 2017-03-16 2.10 | Mar 27
Remuscularization of the Failing Heart
Zimmermann, WH
J Physiol 2017-03-10 2.09 | Mar 20
The Role and Molecular Mechanism of Non-Coding RNAs in Pathological Cardiac Remodeling
Gao, J; Xu, W; Wang, J; Wang, K; Li, P
Int J Mol Sci 2017-03-10 2.09 | Mar 20
Sarcoplasmic Reticulum-Mitochondria Communication in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
Lopez-Crisosto, C; Pennanen, C; Vasquez-Trincado, C; Morales, PE; Bravo-Sagua, R; Quest, AF; Chiong, M; Lavandero, S
Nat Rev Cardiol 2017-03-09 2.08 | Mar 13
A Growing Role for the Hippo Signaling Pathway in the Heart
Zhang, Y; Del Re, DP
J Mol Med (Berl) 2017-03-10 2.08 | Mar 13
Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells by Fibroblast Growth Factors
Pawlikowski, B; Orion Vogler, T; Gadek, K; Olwin, B
Dev Dyn 2017-03-01 2.07 | Mar 6
Cell Therapy for Heart Disease after 15 Years: Unmet Expectations
Nigro, P; Bassetti, B; Cavallotti, L; Catto, V; Carbucicchio, C; Pompilio, G
Pharmacol Res 2017-02-21 2.06 | Feb 27
Regulation of the Microenvironment for Cardiac Tissue Engineering
Wanjare, M; Huang, NF
Regen Med 2017-02-17 2.06 | Feb 27
Generation of Induced Cardiac Progenitor Cells via Somatic Reprogramming
Xu, J; Lian, W; Li, L; Huang, Z
Oncotarget 2017-02-10 2.05 | Feb 20
The Elusive Progenitor Cell in Cardiac Regeneration
Cai, CL; Molkentin, JD
Circ Res 2017-01-19 2.03 | Jan 30
In Vitro Models of the Cardiac Microenvironment to Study Myocyte and Non-Myocyte Crosstalk: Bioinspired Approaches beyond the Polystyrene Dish
Kofron, CM; Mende, U
J Physiol 2017-01-23 2.03 | Jan 30
Cells, Scaffolds and Their Interactions in Myocardial Tissue Regeneration
Gorabi, AM; Tafti, SH; Soleimani, M; Panahi, Y; Sahebkar, A
J Cell Biochem 2017-01-27 2.03 | Jan 30
Aetiology and Management of Hereditary Aortopathy
Verstraeten, A; Luyckx, I; Loeys, B
Nat Rev Cardiol 2017-01-19 2.02 | Jan 23
Lkb1 Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Development, Metabolism and Muscle Progenitor Cell Homeostasis
Shan, T; Xu, Z; Liu, J; Wu, W; Wang, Y
J Cell Physiol 2017-01-09 2.01 | Jan 16
Keep Your Friends Close: Cell-Cell Contact and Skeletal Myogenesis
Krauss, RS; Joseph, GA; Goel, AJ
Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol 2017-01-06 2.00 | Jan 9
Possible Muscle Repair in the Human Cardiovascular System
Sommese, L; Zullo, A; Schiano, C; Mancini, FP; Napoli, C
Stem Cell Rev 2017-01-05 2.00 | Jan 9
Inflammatory Processes in Cardiovascular Disease: A Route to Targeted Therapies
Ruparelia, N; Chai, JT; Fisher, EA; Choudhury, RP
Nat Rev Cardiol 2016-12-01 1.36 | Dec 12
Satellite Cell Activation Induced by Aerobic Muscle Adaptation in Response to Endurance Exercise in Humans and Rodents
Abreu, P; Mendes, SV; Ceccatto, VM; Hirabara, SM
Life Sci 2016-12-22 1.35 | Dec 5
Perivascular Cells and Tissue Engineering: Current Applications and Untapped Potential
Avolio, E; Alvino, VV; Ghorbel, MT; Campagnolo, P
Pharmacol Ther 2016-11-24 1.34 | Nov 28
Anisotropic Materials for Skeletal-Muscle-Tissue Engineering
Jana, S; Levengood, SK; Zhang, M
Adv Mater 2016-11-16 1.33 | Nov 21
Bone Muscle Crosstalk Targets Muscle Regeneration Pathway Regulated by Core Circadian Transcriptional Repressors DEC1 and DEC2
Gorski, JP; Price, JL
Bonekey Rep 2016-11-16 1.33 | Nov 21
Fibers for Hearts: A Critical Review on Electrospinning for Cardiac Tissue Engineering
Kitsara, M; Agbulut, O; Kontziampasis, D; Chen, Y; Menasché, P
Acta Biomater 2016-11-04 1.32 | Nov 14
Stem Cell-Derived Exosomes, Autophagy, Extracellular Matrix Turnover, and MiRNAs in Cardiac Regeneration during Stem Cell Therapy
Prathipati, P; Nandi, SS; Mishra, PK
Stem Cell Rev 2016-11-02 1.31 | Nov 7
FoxO1: A Novel Insight into Its Molecular Mechanisms in the Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Differentiation and Fiber Type Specification
Xu, M; Chen, X; Chen, D; Yu, B; Huang, Z
Oncotarget 2016-10-25 1.30 | Oct 31
Exercise-Stimulated Glucose Uptake — Regulation and Implications for Glycemic Control
Sylow, L; Kleinert, M; Richter, EA; Jensen, TE
Nat Rev Endocrinol 2016-10-14 1.29 | Oct 24
Role of MicroRNAs on the Regulation of Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Insulin Signaling in Skeletal Muscles
Lima, TI; Araujo,HN; Menezes, ES; Sponton, CH; Araújo, MB; Bomfim, LH; Queiroz, AL; Passos, MA; Amaral, E; Sousa, T; Hirabara, SM; Martins, AR; Sampaio, HC; Rodrigues, A; Curi R; Carneiro, EM; Boschero, AC; Silveira, LR
J Cell Physiol 2016-10-13 1.28 | Oct 17
Recent Advances in Animal and Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Modeling of Cardiac Laminopathy
Lee, YK; Jiang, Y; Ran, XR; Lau, YM; Ng, KM; Lai, WH; Siu, CW; Tse, HF
Stem Cell Res Ther 2016-09-20 1.27 | Oct 3
RGTA-Based Matrix Therapy – A New Branch of Regenerative Medicine in Locomotion
Barritault, D; Desgranges, P; Meddahi-Pellé, A; Denoix, JM; Saffar, JL
Joint Bone Spine 2016-09-20 1.26 | Sep 26
Exposure to Amphetamines Leads to Development of Amphetamine Type Stimulants Associated Cardiomyopathy (ATSAC)
Jafari Giv, M
Cardiovasc Toxicol 2016-09-24 1.26 | Sep 26
Genome Editing in Cardiovascular Diseases
Strong, A; Musunuru, K
Nat Rev Cardiol 2016-09-09 1.25 | Sep 19
Regulation of Myogenesis and Skeletal Muscle Regeneration: Effects of Oxygen Levels on Satellite Cell Activity
Chaillou, T; Lanner, JT
FASEB J 2016-09-06 1.24 | Sep 12
Connective Tissue Regeneration in Skeletal Muscle after Eccentric Contraction-induced Injury
Mackey, AL; Kjaer, L
J Appl Physiol 2016-08-25 1.23 | Aug 29
Aging, Metabolism and Stem Cells: Spotlight on Muscle Stem Cells
García-Prat, L; Muñoz-Cánoves, P
Mol Cell Endocrinol 2016-08-12 1.22 | Aug 22
Spatiotemporal Regulation of Enhancers during Cardiogenesis
Dupays, L; Mohun, T
Cell Mol Life Sci 2016-08-06 1.21 | Aug 15
Regulatory T Cells and Skeletal Muscle Regeneration
Schiaffino, S; Pereira, MG; Ciciliot, S; Rovere-Querini, P
FEBS J 2016-08-01 1.20 | Aug 8
Myoblast Fusion: Experimental Systems and Cellular Mechanisms
Schejter, ED
Semin Cell Dev Biol 2016-07-13 1.19 | Jul 25
The Role of AMPK in Cardiomyocyte Health and Survival
Bairwa, SC; Parajuli, N; Dyck, JR
Biochim Biophys Acta 2016-07-10 1.18 | Jul 18
Cardiac Progenitor Cells for Heart Repair
Le, TYL; Chong, JJH
Cell Death Disc 2016-07-18 1.18 | Jul 18
Inherited Heart Disease: What Can We Expect from the Second Decade of Human iPS Cells Research?
Bellin, M; Mummery, CL
FEBS Lett 2016-07-08 1.17 | Jul 11
Dysferlin Function in Skeletal Muscle: Possible Pathological Mechanisms and Therapeutical Targets in Dysferlinopathies
Cardenas, AM; Gonzalez-Jamett, AM; Cea, LA; Bevilacqua, JA; Caviedes, P
Exp Neurol 2016-06-25 1.16 | Jul 4
Novel Therapeutic Strategies Targeting Fibroblasts and Fibrosis in Heart Disease
Gourdie, RG; Dimmeler, S; Kohl, P
Nat Rev Drug Discov 2016-06-24 1.15 | Jun 27
The Role of Semaphorin3A in Myogenic Regeneration and the Formation of Functional Neuromuscular Junctions on New Fibers
Anderson, JE; Do, MQ; Daneshvar, N; Suzuki, T; Dort, J; Mizunoya, W; Tatsumi, R
Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 2016-06-13 1.15 | Jun 27
Targeting Muscle Stem Cell Intrinsic Defects to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Dumont, NA; Rudnicki, MA
npj Regen Med 2016-06-09 1.14 | Jun 20
Measuring Physiological Responses of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes to Drugs and Disease
van, Meer, BJ; Tertoolen, LG; Mummery, CL
Stem Cells 2016-06-02 1.12 | Jun 6
Gene Transfer to Promote Cardiac Regeneration
Collesiab, C; Giacca, M
Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci 2016-05-18 1.11 | May 30
Satellite Cells in Muscular Dystrophy – Lost in Polarity
Chang, NC; Chevalier, FP; Rudnicki, MA
Trends Mol Med 2016-05-06 1.10 | May 16
Molecular Networks Underlying Myofibroblast Fate and Fibrosis
Stempien-Otero, A; Kim, DH; Davis, J
J Mol Cell Cardiol 2016-05-07 1.10 | May 16
Cardiac Gene Therapy: Are We There Yet?
Matkar, PN; Leong-Poi, H, Singh, KK
Gene Ther 2016-04-29 1.09 | May 9
Targeting BNIP3 in Inflammation-Mediated Heart Failure: A Novel Concept in Heart Failure Therapy
Fordjour, PA; Wang, L; Gao, H; Li, L; Wang, Y; Nyagblordzro, M; Agyemang, K; Fan, G
Heart Fail Rev 2016-04-25 1.08 | May 2
Does Skeletal Muscle Have an ‘Epi’-Memory? The Role of Epigenetics in Nutritional Programming, Metabolic Disease, Aging and Exercise
Sharples, AP; Stewart, CE; Seaborne, RA
Aging Cell 2016-04-22 1.08 | May 2
Skeletal Muscle as a Gene Regulatory Endocrine Organ
Karstoft, K; Pedersen, BK
Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 2016-04-20 1.07 | Apr 25
Muscle Wasting and Aging: Experimental Models, Fatty Infiltrations, and Prevention
Brioche, T; Pagano, AF; Py, G; Chopard, A
Mol Aspects Med 2016-04-19 1.07 | Apr 25
Cell-Based Therapies for Myocardial Repair and Regeneration in Ischemic Heart Disease and Heart Failure
Madonna, R; Van Laake, LW; Davidson, SM; Engel, FB; Hausenloy, DJ; Lecour, S; Leor, J; Perrino, C; Schulz, R ; Ytrehus, K; Landmesser, U; Mummery, CL; Janssens, S; Willerson, J; Eschenhagen, T; Ferdinandy, P; Sluijter, JP
Eur Heart J 2016-04-07 1.06 | Apr 18
MRP4 (ABCC4) as a Potential Pharmacologic Target for Cardiovascular Disease
Belleville-Rolland, T; Sassi, Y; Decouture, B; Dreano, E; Hulot, JS; Gaussem, P; Bachelot-Loza, C
Pharmacol Res 2016-04-05 1.06 | Apr 18
The Beneficial Role of Proteolysis in Skeletal Muscle Growth and Stress Adaptation
Bell, RA; Al-Khalaf, M; Megeney, LA
Skelet Muscle 2016-04-06 1.05 | Apr 11
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophies — International Collaborations for Translational Research
Thompson, R; Straub, V
Nat Rev Neurol 2016-04-01 1.05 | Apr 11
Regenerative Function of Immune System: Modulation of Muscle Stem Cells
Saini, J; McPhee, JS; Al-Dabbagh, S; Stewart, CE; Al-Shanti, N
Ageing Res Rev 2016-03-31 1.05 | Apr 11
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: At the Heart of Cardiovascular Precision Medicine
Chen, IY; Matsa, E; Wu, JC
Nat Rev Cardiol 2016-03-24 1.04 | Apr 4
Regenerative Pharmacology for the Treatment of Acute Kidney Injury: Skeletal Muscle Stem/Progenitor Cells for Renal Regeneration?
Pavyde, E; Usas, A; Maciulaitis, R
Pharmacol Res 2016-03-18 1.03 | Mar 28
The Role of CD36 in the Regulation of Myocardial Lipid Metabolism
Kim, TT; Dyck, JRB
Biochim Biophys Acta 2016-03-17 1.03 | Mar 28
Myocyte-Fibroblast Communication in Cardiac Fibrosis and Arrhythmias: Mechanisms and Model Systems
Pellman, J; Zhang, J; Sheikh, F
J Mol Cell Cardiol 2016-03-17 1.03 | Mar 28
Cardiomyocyte-Endothelial Cell Control of Lipoprotein Lipase
Chiu, APL; Wan, A; Rodrigues, B
Biochim Biophys Acta 2016-03-17 1.02 | Mar 21
Crosstalk between the Heart and Peripheral Organs in Heart Failure
Jahng, JWS; Song, E; Sweeney, G
Exp Mol Med 2016-03-11 1.01 | Mar 14
Molecular Circuitry of Stem Cell Fate in Skeletal Muscle Regeneration, Aging and Disease
Almada, AE; Wagers, AJ
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 2016-03-09 1.01 | Mar 14
Regenerative Decline of Stem Cells in Sarcopenia
Sousa-Victor, P; Muñoz-Cánoves, P
Mol Aspects Med 2016-02-24 1.00 | Mar 7