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Bone & Joint Research
Vol. 13, Issue 4 | Pages 169 - 183
15 Apr 2024
Gil-Melgosa L Llombart-Blanco R Extramiana L Lacave I Abizanda G Miranda E Agirre X Prósper F Pineda-Lucena A Pons-Villanueva J Pérez-Ruiz A


Rotator cuff (RC) injuries are characterized by tendon rupture, muscle atrophy, retraction, and fatty infiltration, which increase injury severity and jeopardize adequate tendon repair. Epigenetic drugs, such as histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis), possess the capacity to redefine the molecular signature of cells, and they may have the potential to inhibit the transformation of the fibro-adipogenic progenitors (FAPs) within the skeletal muscle into adipocyte-like cells, concurrently enhancing the myogenic potential of the satellite cells.


HDACis were added to FAPs and satellite cell cultures isolated from mice. The HDACi vorinostat was additionally administered into a RC injury animal model. Histological analysis was carried out on the isolated supra- and infraspinatus muscles to assess vorinostat anti-muscle degeneration potential.