Journal article

Integrated expression analysis of muscle hypertrophy identifies Asb2 as a negative regulator of muscle mass

Jonathan R Davey, Kevin I Watt, Benjamin L Parker, Rima Chaudhuri, James G Ryall, Louise Cunningham, Hongwei Qian, Vittorio Sartorelli, Marco Sandri, Jeffrey Chamberlain, David E James, Paul Gregorevic

JCI INSIGHT | AMER SOC CLINICAL INVESTIGATION INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling network is a critical regulator of skeletal muscle mass and function and, thus, is an attractive therapeutic target for combating muscle disease, but the underlying mechanisms of action remain undetermined. We report that follistatin-based interventions (which modulate TGF-β network activity) can promote muscle hypertrophy that ameliorates aging-associated muscle wasting. However, the muscles of old sarcopenic mice demonstrate reduced response to follistatin compared with healthy young-adult musculature. Quantitative proteomic and transcriptomic analyses of young-adult muscles identified a transcription/translation signature elicited by foll..

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