Journal article

TGF beta and BMP signaling in skeletal muscle: potential significance for muscle-related disease

Roberta Sartori, Paul Gregorevic, Marco Sandri

TRENDS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM | ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON | Published : 2014

Abstract

The transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) superfamily comprises a large number of secreted proteins that regulate various fundamental biological processes underlying embryonic development and the postnatal regulation of many cell types and organs. Sequence similarities define two ligand subfamilies: the TGFβ/activin subfamily and the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) subfamily. The discovery that myostatin, a member of the TGFβ/activin subfamily, negatively controls muscle mass attracted attention to this pathway. However, recent findings of a positive role for BMP-mediated signaling in muscle have challenged the model of how the TGFβ network regulates skeletal muscle phenotype. This review ..

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Awarded by European Research Council (ERC)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the European Research Council (ERC) (282310-MyoPHAGY), the Italian Ministry of Education (MiUR) (PRIN 2010/2011), and the Foundation Leducq to M.S. P.G. is supported by an R.D. Wright Biomedical Research Fellowship (1046782) from the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (NHMRC).