Journal article

Myoblasts isolated from hypertrophy-responsive callipyge muscles show altered growth rates and increased resistance to serum deprivation-induced apoptosis

Lopeti T Lavulo, Kitipong Uaesoontrachoon, Michiko Mirams, Jason D White, Noelle E Cockett, Eleanor J Mackie, Charles N Pagel

CELLS TISSUES ORGANS | KARGER | Published : 2008

Abstract

Back and hind limb muscles of sheep paternally heterozygous for the callipyge single nucleotide polymorphism undergo extensive hypertrophy shortly after birth. We have established cell cultures from foetal semitendinosus and longissimus dorsi muscles of normal and callipyge animals. Cultures were assessed for rates of proliferation, cell death, myogenicity and DLK1 expression. Myoblasts from callipyge semitendinosus, but not longissimus dorsi muscles, proliferated faster than myoblasts isolated from normal semitendinosus muscle, and cells isolated from either callipyge muscle were more resistant to serum deprivation-induced apoptosis than equivalent cells isolated from normal individuals. Th..

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