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Scavenger cells repair muscle fibers

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Everybody knows the burning sensation in the legs when climbing down a steep slope for a long time. It is caused by microruptures in the cell membrane of our muscle fibers. These must be closed as soon as possible or the cell dies off. Researchers at KIT demonstrated that scavenger cells, moving within the muscle, virtually perform nano-surgery to remove the cell's repair patch and restore the cell membrane.
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