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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105285/structural-basis-for-the-effective-myostatin-inhibition-of-the-mouse-myostatin-prodomain-derived-minimum-peptide
#1
Tomo Asari, Kentaro Takayama, Akari Nakamura, Takahiro Shimada, Akihiro Taguchi, Yoshio Hayashi
Myostatin inhibition is one of the promising strategies for treating muscle atrophic disorders, including muscular dystrophy. It is well-known that the myostatin prodomain derived from the myostatin precursor acts as an inhibitor of mature myostatin. In our previous study, myostatin inhibitory minimum peptide 1 (WRQNTRYSRIEAIKIQILSKLRL-amide) was discovered from the mouse myostatin prodomain. In the present study, alanine scanning of 1 demonstrated that the key amino acid residues for the effective inhibitory activity are rodent-specific Tyr and C-terminal aliphatic residues, in addition to N-terminal Trp residue...
January 12, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103859/treatment-with-soluble-activin-type-iib-receptor-improves-bone-mass-and-strength-in-a-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#2
Tero Puolakkainen, Hongqian Ma, Heikki Kainulainen, Arja Pasternack, Timo Rantalainen, Olli Ritvos, Kristiina Heikinheimo, Juha J Hulmi, Riku Kiviranta
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of activin/myostatin pathway has emerged as a novel approach to increase muscle mass and bone strength. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a neuromuscular disorder that leads to progressive muscle degeneration and also high incidence of fractures. The aim of our study was to test whether inhibition of activin receptor IIB ligands with or without exercise could improve bone strength in the mdx mouse model for DMD. METHODS: Thirty-two mdx mice were divided to running and non-running groups and to receive either PBS control or soluble activin type IIB-receptor (ActRIIB-Fc) once weekly for 7 weeks...
January 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101649/molecular-mechanism-of-sarcopenia-and-cachexia-recent-research-advances
#3
REVIEW
Kunihiro Sakuma, Wataru Aoi, Akihiko Yamaguchi
Skeletal muscle provides a fundamental basis for human function, enabling locomotion and respiration. Muscle loss occurs as a consequence of several chronic diseases (cachexia) and normal aging (sarcopenia). Although many negative regulators (atrogin-1, muscle ring finger-1, nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB), myostatin, etc.) have been proposed to enhance protein degradation during both sarcopenia and cachexia, the adaptation of these mediators markedly differs within both conditions. Sarcopenia and cachectic muscles have been demonstrated to be abundant in myostatin-linked molecules...
January 19, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086790/rna-sequencing-for-global-gene-expression-associated-with-muscle-growth-in-a-single-male-modern-broiler-line-compared-to-a-foundational-barred-plymouth-rock-chicken-line
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Byung-Whi Kong, Nicholas Hudson, Dongwon Seo, Seok Lee, Bhuwan Khatri, Kentu Lassiter, Devin Cook, Alissa Piekarski, Sami Dridi, Nicholas Anthony, Walter Bottje
BACKGROUND: Modern broiler chickens exhibit very rapid growth and high feed efficiency compared to unselected chicken breeds. The improved production efficiency in modern broiler chickens was achieved by the intensive genetic selection for meat production. This study was designed to investigate the genetic alterations accumulated in modern broiler breeder lines during selective breeding conducted over several decades. METHODS: To identify genes important in determining muscle growth and feed efficiency in broilers, RNA sequencing (RNAseq) was conducted with breast muscle in modern pedigree male (PeM) broilers (n = 6 per group), and with an unselected foundation broiler line (Barred Plymouth Rock; BPR)...
January 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077934/serum-reference-value-of-two-potential-doping-candidates-myostatin-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-in-the-healthy-young-male
#5
Der-Sheng Han, Chi-Huang Huang, Ssu-Yuan Chen, Wei-Shiung Yang
BACKGROUND: Myostatin negatively regulates muscle growth, and its inhibition by suitable proteins can increase muscle bulk and exercise performance. However, the reference values of serum myostatin in athletes performing strength training are still lacking. METHODS: A cross-sectional study recruiting28 male collegiate athletes performing strength training and 29 age-matched normal controls was conducted. The serum concentration of myostatin and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), grip strength, and body composition were the main outcome measures...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074479/gdf8-inhibits-bone-formation-and-promotes-bone-resorption-in-mice
#6
Yu-Si Chen, Qi Guo, Li-Juan Guo, Ting Liu, Xian-Ping Wu, Zhang-Yuan Lin, Hong-Bo He, Tie-Jian Jiang
Growth Differentiation Factor 8 (GDF8), also called myostatin, is a member of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β super-family. As a negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth, GDF8 is also associated with bone metabolism. However, the function of GDF8 in bone metabolism is not fully understood. Our study aimed to investigate the role of GDF8 in bone metabolism, both in vitro and in vivo. Our results showed that GDF8 had a negative regulatory effect on primary mouse osteoblasts, and promoted receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis in vitro...
January 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074267/reduced-serum-myostatin-concentrations-associated-with-genetic-muscle-disease-progression
#7
Peter M Burch, Oksana Pogoryelova, Joe Palandra, Richard Goldstein, Donald Bennett, Lori Fitz, Michela Guglieri, Chiara Marini Bettolo, Volker Straub, Teresinha Evangelista, Hendrik Neubert, Hanns Lochmüller, Carl Morris
Myostatin is a highly conserved protein secreted primarily from skeletal muscle that can potently suppress muscle growth. This ability to regulate skeletal muscle mass has sparked intense interest in the development of anti-myostatin therapies for a wide array of muscle disorders including sarcopenia, cachexia and genetic neuromuscular diseases. While a number of studies have examined the circulating myostatin concentrations in healthy and sarcopenic populations, very little data are available from inherited muscle disease patients...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073155/differential-effects-of-myostatin-deficiency-on-motor-and-sensory-axons
#8
Maria R Jones, Eric Villalón, Adam J Northcutt, Nigel A Calcutt, Michael L Garcia
INTRODUCTION: Deletion of myostatin in mice (MSTN(-/-) ) alters structural properties of peripheral axons. However, properties like axon diameter and myelin thickness were analyzed in mixed nerves, so it is unclear if loss of myostatin affects motor, sensory or both types of axons. METHODS: Using the MSTN(-/-) mouse model, we analyzed the effects of increasing the number of muscle fibers on axon diameter, myelin thickness, and internode length in motor and sensory axons...
January 10, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068387/enhancing-targeted-genomic-dna-editing-in-chicken-cells-using-the-crispr-cas9-system
#9
Ling Wang, Likai Yang, Yijie Guo, Weili Du, Yajun Yin, Tao Zhang, Hongzhao Lu
The CRISPR/Cas9 system has enabled highly efficient genome targeted editing for various organisms. However, few studies have focused on CRISPR/Cas9 nuclease-mediated chicken genome editing compared with mammalian genomes. The current study combined CRISPR with yeast Rad52 (yRad52) to enhance targeted genomic DNA editing in chicken DF-1 cells. The efficiency of CRISPR/Cas9 nuclease-induced targeted mutations in the chicken genome was increased to 41.9% via the enrichment of the dual-reporter surrogate system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029290/high-resolution-melting-analysis-for-detection-of-a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-and-the-genotype-of-the-myostatin-gene-in-warmblood-horses
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Priscila B S Serpa, Petra Garbade, Cláudio C Natalini, Ananda R Pires, Tainor M Tisotti
OBJECTIVE To develop a high-resolution melting (HRM) assay to detect the g.66493737C>T polymorphism in the myostatin gene (MSTN) and determine the frequency of 3 previously defined g.66493737 genotypes (T/T, T/C, and C/C) in warmblood horses. SAMPLES Blood samples from 23 horses. PROCEDURES From each blood sample, DNA was extracted and analyzed by standard PCR methods and an HRM assay to determine the MSTN genotype. Three protocols (standard protocol, protocol in which a high-salt solution was added to the reaction mixture before the first melting cycle, and protocol in which an unlabeled probe was added to the reaction mixture before analysis) for the HRM assay were designed and compared...
January 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027451/the-use-of-platelet-rich-and-platelet-poor-plasma-to-enhance-differentiation-of-skeletal-myoblasts
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Olga Miroshnychenko, Wen-Teh Chang, Jason L Dragoo
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used to augment tissue repair and regeneration after musculoskeletal injury. However, there is increasing clinical evidence that PRP does not show a consistent clinical effect. Purpose/Hypothesis: This study aimed to compare the effects of the following non-neutrophil-containing (leukocyte-poor) plasma fractions on human skeletal muscle myoblast (HSMM) differentiation: (1) PRP, (2) modified PRP (Mod-PRP), in which transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) and myostatin (MSTN) were depleted, and (3) platelet-poor plasma (PPP)...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018909/a-review-of-selected-genes-with-known-effects-on-performance-and-health-of-cattle
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REVIEW
Eduardo Casas, Marcus E Kehrli
There are genetic conditions that influence production in dairy and beef cattle. The objective of this review was to describe relevant genetic conditions that have been associated with productivity and health in cattle. Genes or genomic regions that have been identified as a candidate for the condition will be included, and the genetic basis of the condition will be defined. Genes and genetic conditions included in this review are bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency, deficiency of the uridine monophosphate synthase, bovine chronic interstitial nephritis, horn development, myostatin, complex vertebral malformation, leptin, osteopetrosis, apoptosis peptide activating factor 1, chondrodysplastic dwarfism, caseins, calpastatin, umbilical hernia, lactoglobulin, citrullinemia, cholesterol deficiency, prions, thyroglobulin, diacylglycerol acyltransferase, syndactyly, maple syrup urine disease, slick hair, Factor XI deficiency, and μ-Calpain...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012893/matrix-gla-protein-an-extracellular-matrix-protein-regulates-myostatin-expression-in-the-muscle-developmental-program
#13
Sarafraz Ahmad, Arif Tasleem Jan, Mohammad Hassan Baig, Eun Ju Lee, Inho Choi
AIM: Skeletal muscle development involves interactions between intracellular and extracellular factors that act in concert to regulate the myogenic process. Matrix gla protein (MGP), a well-known inhibitor of calcification in soft tissues, has been reported to be highly up-regulated during myogenesis. Our interest in the regulation of muscle satellite cells (MSCs) by extracellular matrix (ECM) genes led us to investigate the effects of MGP during the progression of myogenesis. METHODOLOGY: Participation of MGP in the myogenic process was investigated in vitro using C2C12 cells, and knockdown of its gene was performed to determine its effects on the expression of myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs) and other ECM genes...
December 21, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007336/the-combined-frequency-of-igf-and-myostatin-polymorphism-among-track-field-athletes-and-swimmers
#14
Sigal Ben-Zaken, Yoav Meckel, Dan Nemet, Alon Eliakim
OBJECTIVE: The IGF C-1245T (rs35767) and the myostatin (MSTN) Lys(K)-153Arg(R) genetic polymorphism may influence skeletal muscle phenotypes and athletic performance. Carrying the minor IGF T allele and the myostatin rare R allele was associated with higher circulating IGF-I levels, greater muscle mass and improved performance. The aim of the present study was to assess the combined frequency of the IGF 1245T (rs35767) and MSTN 153Arg(R) polymorphism among Israeli track and field athletes (n=111) and swimmers (n=80)...
December 15, 2016: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992376/myostatin-deficiency-in-mice-increases-global-gene-expression-at-the-dlk1-dio3-locus-in-the-skeletal-muscle
#15
Keisuke Hitachi, Kunihiro Tsuchida
Myostatin, a member of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily, is a negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth and development. Myostatin inhibition leads to increased skeletal muscle mass in mammals; hence, myostatin is considered a potential therapeutic target for skeletal muscle wasting. However, downstream molecules of myostatin in the skeletal muscle have not been fully elucidated. Here, we identified the Dlk1-Dio3 locus at the mouse chromosome 12qF1, also called as the callipyge locus in sheep, as a novel downstream target of myostatin...
December 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986127/irisin-and-myostatin-levels-in-patients-with-graves-disease
#16
Mehmet Muhittin Yalcin, Mujde Akturk, Yusuf Tohma, Ethem Turgay Cerit, Alev Eroglu Altinova, Emre Arslan, Ilhan Yetkin, Fusun Balos Toruner
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Skeletal muscle system, which is one of the primary targets for thyroid hormones, has an important role in energy metabolism. Some myokines such as irisin and myostatin have considerable effects on energy metabolism in addition to the musculoskeletal system. Our aim was to investigate circulating irisin and myostatin levels in patients with Graves' Disease (GD). METHODS: This study included 41 patients with GD who were in overt hyperthyroid status and 44 healthy subjects...
August 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983718/adeno-associated-virus-mediated-expression-of-myostatin-propeptide-improves-the-growth-of-skeletal-muscle-and-attenuates-hyperglycemia-in-db-db-mice
#17
J Jiang, G Shen, J Li, C Qiao, B Xiao, H Yan, D W Wang, Xiao Xiao
Inhibition of myostatin, a negative growth modulator for muscle, can functionally enhance muscle mass and improve glucose and fat metabolism in myostatin propeptide (MPRO) transgenic mice. This study was to investigate whether myostatin inhibition by adeno-associated virus (AAV) mediated gene delivery of MPRO could improve muscle mass and achieve therapeutic effects on glucose regulation and lipid metabolism in the db/db mice and the mechanisms involved in that process. Eight-week-old male db/db mice were administered saline, AAV-GFP, AAV-MPRO/Fc vectors and monitored random blood glucose levels and body weight for 36 weeks...
December 16, 2016: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966745/myostatin-mrna-expression-and-its-association-with-body-weight-and-carcass-traits-in-yunnan-wuding-chicken
#18
L X Liu, T F Dou, Q H Li, H Rong, H Q Tong, Z Q Xu, Y Huang, D H Gu, X B Chen, C R Ge, J J Jia
Myostatin (MSTN) is expressed in the myotome and developing skeletal muscles, and acts to regulate the number of muscle fibers. Wuding chicken large body, developed muscle, high disease resistance, and tender, delicious meat, and are not selected for fast growth. Broiler chickens (Avian broiler) are selected for fast growth and have a large body size and high muscle mass. Here, 240 one-day-old chickens (120 Wuding chickens and 120 broilers) were examined. Twenty chickens from each breed were sacrificed at days 1, 30, 60, 90, 120, and 150...
December 2, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965203/myostatin-propeptide-mutation-of-the-hypermuscular-compact-mice-decreases-the-formation-of-myostatin-and-improves-insulin-sensitivity
#19
Tamas Kocsis, Gyorgy Trencsenyi, Kitti Szabo, Julia Aliz Baan, Geza Muller, Luca Mendler, Ildiko Garai, Hans Reinauer, Ferenc Deak, Laszlo Dux, Aniko Keller-Pinter
The TGF-β family member myostatin (growth/differentiation factor-8, GDF-8) is a negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth. The hypermuscular Compact mice carry the 12-bp Mstn(Cmpt-dl1Abc) deletion in the sequence encoding the propeptide region of the precursor promyostatin and additional modifier genes of the Compact genetic background contribute to determine the full expression of the phenotype. In this study, by using mice strains carrying mutant or wild-type myostatin alleles with Compact genetic background, and non-mutant myostatin with wild-type background we studied separately the effect of the Mstn(Cmpt-dl1Abc) mutation or the Compact genetic background on morphology, metabolism and signaling...
December 13, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942989/efficacy-of-femtosecond-lasers-for-application-of-acupuncture-therapy
#20
Mika Ohta, Yoichiroh Hosokawa, Naoya Hatano, Aki Sugano, Akihiko Ito, Yutaka Takaoka
Acupuncture treatment utilizes the stimulation of metal acupuncture needles that are manually inserted into a living body. In the last decades, laser light has been used as an alternative to needles to stimulate acupuncture points. We previously reported suppression of myostatin (Mstn) gene expression in skeletal muscle by means of femtosecond laser (FL) irradiation, after electroacupuncture, in which acupuncture needles are stimulated with a low-frequency microcurrent. The purpose of the study here was to investigate the efficacy of FL irradiation in mouse skeletal muscle with regard to protein synthesis...
December 10, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
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