TY - JOUR A1 - Rodríguez-Niedenführ, Marc T1 - Control of the development of limb musculature JO - Eur. J. Anat. SN - 1136-4890 Y1 - 2011 VL - 15 SP - 3 EP - 9 UR - http://www.eurjanat.com/web/paper.php?id=110003mr KW - Embryology KW - Segmentation KW - Somitogenesis KW - Somite compartmentalisation KW - Hypaxial muscles KW - Myogenesis N2 - Limb muscle development is an embryonic multistep process including paraxial mesoderm segmentation, somite compartmentalisation, muscle precursor cell delamination (epithelial-mesenchymal transition), proliferation-migration and, finally, terminal differentiation. Classical as well as the latest research articles in this developmental biology field are reviewed and discussed. A general overview of molecular mechanisms controlling muscle development in the limb of the developing embryo is presented. ER -