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Naldaiz-Gastesi, N;Bahri, OA;de Munain, AL;McCullagh, KJA;Izeta, A
2018
September
The panniculus carnosus muscle: an evolutionary enigma at the intersection of distinct research fields
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CUTANEOUS MAXIMUS MUSCLE DORSAL SKINFOLD CHAMBER CALCIUM-BINDING PROTEIN FOLLICLE STEM-CELLS SKELETAL-MUSCLE IN-VIVO SUBCUTANEOUS MUSCLE EXPERIMENTAL WOUNDS MUSCULAR-DYSTROPHY ADIPOSE-TISSUE
The panniculus carnosus is a thin striated muscular layer intimately attached to the skin and fascia of most mammals, where it provides skin twitching and contraction functions. In humans, the panniculus carnosus is conserved at sparse anatomical locations with high interindividual variability, and it is considered of no functional significance (most possibly being a remnant of evolution). Diverse research fields (such as anatomy, dermatology, myology, neuroscience, surgery, veterinary science) use this unique muscle as a model, but several unknowns and misconceptions remain in the literature. In this article, we review what is currently known about panniculus carnosus structure, development, anatomical location, response to environmental stimuli and potential function(s), with the aim of putting together the evidence arising from the different research communities and raising interest in this unique muscle, which we postulate as an ideal model for both vascular and muscular research.
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WILEY
0021-8782
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10.1111/joa.12840
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