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MYF5

A gene on chromosome 12q21 that encodes a protein involved in muscle differentiation and induces fibroblasts to differentiate into myoblasts.
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Muscle progenitor cells failing to respond to positional cues adopt non-myogenic fates in myf-5 null mice.
Skeletal muscle development is directed by a family of highly conserved genes collectively known as the Muscle Regulatory Factors (MyoD, Myf-5, myogenin, MRF4).
Ectopic Pax-3 activates MyoD and Myf-5 expression in embryonic mesoderm and neural tissue.
The MYOG gene is a member of the MyoD gene family (myogenin, MyoD1, myf-5, and myf-6) which acts on myogenesis (Olson, 1990; Weintraub et al.