Human Skeletal Muscle Aging Atlas



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This study aims to characterize the diversity of cell types in human skeletal muscle across age using two complementary technologies: single-cell and single-nucleus sequencing, which provide a comprehensive coverage of cell types in the muscle. We leveraged the aforementioned datasets to study change in cell type composition and gene expression between young (n= 8, approx. 20-40 yrs) and old (n = 9, approx. 60-80 yrs) adults, highlighting changes in the major skeletal muscle compartments, muscle stem cells, myofiber and muscle microenvironment including stromal, immune and vascular cell types. Additionally, we generated a complementary mouse muscle aging dataset by profiling hindlimb muscles from young (n = 5, 3 months) versus old mice (n = 3, 19 months), using single-cell and single-nucleus sequencing for comparison.

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Myofiber (cells and nuclei)

Fibroblasts and Schwann cells


Human skeletal muscle aging atlas. Veronika R. Kedlian, Yaning Wang, Tianliang Liu, Xiaoping Chen, Liam Bolt, Catherine Tudor, Zhuojian Shen, Eirini S. Fasouli, Elena Prigmore, Vitalii Kleshchevnikov, Jan Patrick Pett, Tong Li, John E G Lawrence, Shani Perera, Martin Prete, Ni Huang, Qin Guo, Xinrui Zeng, Lu Yang, Krzysztof PolaƄski, Nana-Jane Chipampe, Monika Dabrowska, Xiaobo Li, Omer Ali Bayraktar, Minal Patel, Natsuhiko Kumasaka, Krishnaa T. Mahbubani, Andy Peng Xiang, Kerstin B. Meyer, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, Sarah A Teichmann & Hongbo Zhang 2024 Apr. Nature article

Systematic survey of muscle aging using joint single-cell and single-nucleus sequencing. Yaning Wang & Veronika R. Kedlian 2024.


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