Muscle development: molecules of myoblast fusion

Curr Biol. 2000 Sep 7;10(17):R646-8. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(00)00664-3.


The fusion of myoblasts to make multinucleate muscle fibres is central to muscle development. Recent work on Drosophila has identified two members of the immunoglobulin superfamily that have key roles in controlling the specificity of myoblast fusion.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Fusion*
  • Drosophila / embryology*
  • Muscles / cytology
  • Muscles / embryology*