Skeletal muscle biology


  • Hindi SM*, Shin J*, Gallot YS*, Straughn AR, Simionescu-Bankston A, Hindi L, Xiong G, Friedland RP, Kumar A. 2017. MyD88 promotes myoblast fusion in a cell-autonomous manner. Nature Communications. 2017 Nov 20;8(1):1624. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01866-w. PMID: 29158520 PMCID: PMC5696367 *Denotes equal contribution.

Publication highlight: Press release from UofL News: UofL researchers discover key signaling protein for muscle growth (November 20, 2017).


Publication highlights: 1) Original image of CKB localization during myogenesis (Fig. 1B) chosen as the “Image of the week” on AJP-Cell Physiology Twitter and Facebook (March 27, 2015). 2) Article featured on APSselect, a collection of the best APS research articles published by the American Physiological Society each month (July 2015).

Publication highlight: Original lamellipodia image (Fig. 5A) featured in Lab Land (The Emory Health Sciences Research Blog): The creeping edges of cells: lamellipodia (August 20, 2013).

  • Simionescu A, Pavlath GK. 2011. Molecular mechanisms of myoblast fusion across species. In: Dittmar T., Zänker K.S. (eds) Cell Fusion in Health and Disease. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 713, Pages 113-35. Springer, Dordrecht, doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-0763-4_8. PMID: 21432017.