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  • Researchers find protein that suppresses muscle repair in mice

    From left, U. of I. cell and developmental biology professor Jie Chen and graduate students Kook Son and Jae-Sung You discovered a new role for LRS in muscle repair. The study was conducted in mice.

    From left, U. of I. cell and developmental biology professor Jie Chen and graduate students Kook Son and Jae-Sung You discovered a new role for LRS in muscle repair. The study was conducted in mice.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Jie Chen, call 217-265-0674; email jiechen@illinois.edu.   
    The paper “Nontranslational function of leucyl-tRNA synthetase regulates myogenic differentiation and skeletal muscle regeneration” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1172/JCI122560