MYOD1

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MYOD1

A gene on chromosome 11p15.4 that regulates myogenesis by encoding MyoD1, a nuclear phosphoprotein with partial homology to the myc family of oncoproteins, which binds to the enhancer sequences of the muscle-specific creatine phosphokinase gene, inhibiting DNA synthesis and cell proliferation. MyoD1 belongs to the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor family and the myogenic factors subfamily. It regulates muscle cell differentiation by inducing cell cycle arrest, a prerequisite for myogenesis, and is involved in muscle regeneration.
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The cells were negative for myogenic differentiation 1, myogenin, desmin, HMB-45, S-100 protein, and prolactin.