Move over muscles, it’s time for tendons to be in the spotlight by Hiroshi Asahara and Ryo Nakamichi

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The mechanosensitive ion channel PIEZO1 is expressed in tendons and regulates physical performance

Ryo Nakamichi, Shang Ma, Takayuki Nonoyama, Tomoki Chiba, Ryota Kurimoto, Hiroki Ohzono, Merissa Olmer, Chisa Shukunami, Noriyuki Fuku, Guan Wang, Errol Morrison, Yannis P Pitsiladis, Toshifumi Ozaki, Darryl D'Lima, Martin Lotz, Ardem Patapoutian and Hiroshi Asahara

Publication: Science Translational Medicine
Publication Date: 2022 June 30
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abj5557

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Hiroshi Asahara, Professor

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Department of Systems BioMedicine,
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences,
Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU)

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