Myostatin inhibits myogenesis and there is reduced abundance of the mature protein in skeletal muscles of adult male compared with female mice. This reduction probably occurs after translation, which suggests that it is a regulated mechanism to reduce the availability of myostatin in males. Reduced myostatin may, thereby, contribute to the development of sexually dimorphic growth of skeletal muscle. Our first objective was to determine if the decrease in mature myostatin protein occurs before the linear growth phase to aid growth, or afterwards to maintain the mass of adult muscle. Mice were killed from 2 to 32 weeks and the gastrocnemius muscle was excised. Myostatin mRNA increased from 2 to 32 weeks and was higher in males than females (P , 0.001). In contrast, mature protein decreased in males after 6 weeks (P , 0.001). Our second objective was to determine if growth hormone (GH) induces the decrease in mature myostatin protein. GH increased myostatin mRNA and decreased the abundance of ...
Myostatin (GDF8, MSTN) belongs to the transforming growth factor β (TGFBs) superfamily, which includes: TGF-βs, the bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), growth differentiation factors (GDFs), activins and inhibins. As other members of this superfamily, it is synthesized and secreted as a homodimeric prepropeptide that is cleaved by proprotein convertases such as furin to generate the dimeric N- terminal propeptide and the dimeric C-terminal mature active protein. Myostatin is one of the most important proteins that controls myoblast proliferation and it is a potent negative regulator of skeletal muscle mass in a number of animal species. Several studies have shown that Myostatin could play an important role in cardiac development and physiology. Genetic deletion of Myostatin or in vivo administration of the Myostatin propeptide induces muscle hypertrophy as well as enhanced glucose utilization and insulin sensitivity and a reduction in overall fat mass. Recombinant human Myostatin is a ...
Myostatin (also known as growth differentiation factor 8, abbreviated GDF-8) is a myokine. A myokine is a protein produced and released by myocytes that acts on the autocrine function of muscle cells to inhibit myogenesis: muscle cell growth and differentiation. In humans it is encoded by the MSTN gene. Myostatin is a secreted growth differentiation factor that is a member of the TGF beta protein family. Myostatin also inhibits Akt, a kinase that causes muscle hypertrophy, in part through the activation of protein synthesis. Further research into myostatin and the myostatin gene may lead to therapies for muscular dystrophy.. *This description is meant for informational purposes only and is publicly available. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Bone architecture and disc degeneration in the lumbar spine of mice lacking GDF-8 (myostatin). AU - Hamrick, Mark W.. AU - Pennington, Catherine. AU - Byron, Craig D.. PY - 2003/1/1. Y1 - 2003/1/1. N2 - GDF-8, also known as myostatin, is a member of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily of secreted growth and differentiation factors that is expressed in vertebrate skeletal muscle. Myostatin functions as a negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth and myostatin null mice show a doubling of muscle mass compared to normal mice. We describe here morphology of the lumbar spine in myostatin knockout (Mstn-/-) mice using histological and densitometric techniques. The Mstn-/- mice examined in this study weigh approximately 10% more than controls (p , 0.001) but the iliopsoas muscle is over 50% larger in the knockout mice than in wild-type mice (p , 0.001). Peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) data from the fifth lumbar vertebra show that mice lacking myostatin ...
Author SummaryAn individuals genetic profile can play a role in defining their natural skills and talents. The canine species presents an excellent system in which to find such associative genes. The purebred dog has a long history of selective breeding, which has produced specific breeds of extraordinary strength, intelligence, and speed. We have discovered a mutation in the canine myostatin gene, a negative regulator of muscle mass, which affects muscle composition, and hence racing speed, in whippets. Dogs that possess a single copy of this mutation are more muscled than normal and are among the fastest dogs in competitive racing events. However, dogs with two copies of the same mutation are grossly overmuscled, superficially resembling double-muscled cattle known to possess similar mutations. This result is the first to quantitatively link a mutation in the myostatin gene to athletic performance. Further, it emphasizes what is sure to be a growing area of research for performance-enhancing
Extreme heat and cold events can create deleterious physiological changes in cattle as they attempt to cope. The genetic background of animals can influence their response to these events. The objective of the current study was to determine the impact of myostatin genotype (MG) on body temperature during periods of heat and cold stress. Two groups of crossbred steers and heifers of unknown pedigree and breed fraction with varying percentages of Angus, Simmental, and Piedmontese were placed in a feedlot over 2 summers and 2 winters. Before arrival, animals were genotyped for the Piedmontese-derived myostatin mutation (C313Y) to determine their MG as either homozygous normal (0 copy; n = 84), heterozygous (1 copy; n = 96), or homozygous for inactive myostatin (2 copy; n = 59). Hourly tympanic and vaginal temperature measurements were collected for steers and heifers, respectively, for 5 d during times of anticipated heat and cold stress. Mean (±SD) ambient temperature for summer and winter stress events
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When John Knopf co-founded Acceleron Pharma in the spring of 2003, a muscle protein called myostatin had been on his and other researchers radar for several years. The protein had been identified as a "negative regulator" (limiter) of muscle growth and regeneration back in 1997. And, since that time, myostatin-deficient mice and cattle had been shown to have large, strong muscles without... ...
eng] Increasing size and strength of skeletal muscle represents a promising therapeutic strategy for muscular disorders. One possible new tool is Myostatin (Mstn) because it plays a crucial role in regulating skeletal muscle mass. The first goal of our work was to determine whether Mstn inhibition could prevent muscle atrophy in catabolic states. As glucocorticoids play a major role in most muscle atrophy models, we assessed whether muscle atrophy caused by glucocorticoids in excess could be prevented by Mstn inhibition. This hypothesis was suggested by the fact that glucocorticoids increase muscle Mstn expression and that Mstn muscle overexpression is sufficient to cause muscle atrophy. Our work showed that deletion of Mstn gene protects skeletal muscle from glucocorticoid-induced atrophy, partially through inhibition of proteolysis. The identification of Mstn binding proteins able to inhibit Mstn activity has led to potential new approaches for postdevelopmental muscle mass enhancement. These ...
The main finding in the current study was that chronic elevations in the GH/IGF axis regulate critical signaling pathways involved in both skeletal muscle protein synthesis and atrophy. Transgenic bGH mice have elevations in Akt1 expression and increased phosphorylation of downstream targets responsible for muscle hypertrophy. However, these mice also show increased intramuscular signaling typically associated with skeletal muscle atrophy. We provide novel evidence that MuRF1 is upregulated in a muscle group-dependent manner in bGH mice. We also demonstrate for the first time that myostatin, its receptor (AcvR2B), and part of its canonical pathway (Smad2) are upregulated in the skeletal muscle of mice overexpressing GH. Taken together, our findings suggest that in environments of chronic GH and/or IGF-1 excess, MuRF1 and myostatin may act to inhibit excess muscle growth, especially in skeletal muscle containing a high proportion of fast twitch fibers.. To our knowledge, this is the first study ...
Myostatin (Mstn) is a negative regulator of skeletal muscle fibre size and satellite cell proliferation whose role in mature fibre compensatory growth has not been fully characterized. Myostatin knockout (Mstn-/-) mice display consistently larger skeletal muscle masses, as well as an overall increase in size and number of myofibres within the muscle, compared to the wild-type mice. Previous research has shown that Mstn plays a major role in the attenuation of both the hypertrophic and hyperplasic pathways of myofibre growth. Immunohistochemical staining of overloaded plantaris muscles was performed to analyze phenotypic and morphological changes in wild-type and Mstn-/- muscles. Preliminary results of these analyses indicated a tendency for muscles from Mstn-/- mice to express an increased number of myofibres, whereas muscles from Mstn+/+ mice tended to display hypertrophied pre-existing mature myofibres as a response to the overload stimulus. Additionally, using semi-quantitative PCR and ...
North American Piedmontese cattle are a breed of domestic beef cattle originating from an imported herd of select Italian purebred Piedmontese cattle (Piemontese or razza bovina Piemontese). The foundation line of breeding stock was first imported from Italy into Canada in 1979, and into the United States in the early 1980s. Piedmontese cattle are distinguished by a unique, naturally occurring gene identified as the myostatin allele mutation, or inactive myostatin gene. Myostatin prohibits muscle growth whereas an inactive gene has the opposite effect. Purebred Piedmontese are homozygous, (2 copy), which means they have two identical alleles present for this unique gene. Research indicates the presence of the myostatin allele mutation produces morphological characteristics unique to the breed, such as double-muscling, beef tenderness, reduced fat content and high yield. According to the North American Piedmontese Association (NAPA), they are the first breed registry to base animal registration ...
The Belgian Blue has a natural mutation in the myostatin gene which codes for the protein, myostatin ("myo" meaning muscle and "statin" meaning stop).[5] Myostatin is a protein that inhibits muscle development. This mutation also interferes with fat deposition, resulting in very lean meat.[5] The truncated myostatin gene is unable to function in its normal capacity, resulting in accelerated lean muscle growth. Muscle growth is due primarily to physiological changes in the animals muscle cells (fibers) from hypertrophy to a hyperplasia mode of growth. This particular type of growth is seen early in the fetus of a pregnant dam, which results in a calf that is born with two times the number of muscle fibers at birth than a calf with no myostatin gene mutation.[5] In addition, a newborn double-muscled calfs birth weight is significantly greater than that of a normal calf.[4] Belgian Blue cattle have improved feed conversion ratio (FCR) due to lower feed intake compared to weight gain[4] due to an ...
Myostatin, a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily of secreted proteins, is a potent negative regulator of myogenesis. Free myostatin induces the phosphorylation of the Smad family of transcription factors, which, in turn, regulates gene expression, via the canonical TGF-β signaling pathway. There is, however, emerging evidence that myostatin can regulate gene expression independent of Smad signaling.. As such, researchers at the University of Calgary, Canada acquired global gene expression data from the gastrocnemius muscle of C57BL/6 mice following a 6-day treatment with recombinant myostatin compared with vehicle-treated animals. Of the many differentially expressed genes, the myostatin-associated decrease (-11.20-fold; P , 0.05) in the noncoding metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (Malat1) was the most significant and the most intriguing because of numerous reports describing its novel role in regulating cell growth.. ...
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Amthor H, Nicholas G, McKinnell I, Kemp CF, et al. (2004). Follistatin complexes Myostatin and antagonises Myostatin-mediated inhibition of myogenesis. Dev. Biol. 270: 19-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2004.01.046 PMid:15136138 Diel P, Schiffer T, Geisler S, Hertrampf T, et al. (2010). Analysis of the effects of androgens and training on myostatin propeptide and follistatin concentrations in blood and skeletal muscle using highly sensitive immuno PCR. Mol. Cell Endocrinol. 330: 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mce.2010.08.015 PMid:20801187 Dinh P, Hazel A, Palispis W, Suryadevara S, et al. (2009). Functional assessment after sciatic nerve injury in a rat model. Microsurgery 29: 644-649. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/micr.20685 PMid:19653327 Gilson H, Schakman O, Kalista S, Lause P, et al. (2009). Follistatin induces muscle hypertrophy through satellite cell proliferation and inhibition of both myostatin and activin. Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab. 297: E157-E164. ...
Obese adults are prone to develop metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, over-weight expectant mothers give birth to large babies who also have increased likelihood of developing metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Fundamental advancements to better understand the pathophysiology of obesity are critical in the development of anti-obesity therapies not only for this but also future generations. Skeletal muscle plays a major role in fat metabolism and much work has focused in promoting this activity in order to control the development of obesity. Research has evaluated myostatin inhibition as a strategy to prevent the development of obesity and concluded in some cases that it offers a protective mechanism against a high-fat diet. Pregnant as well as virgin myostatin null mice and age matched wild type animals were raised on a high fat diet for up to 10 weeks. The effect of the diet was tested on skeletal muscle, liver and fat. Quantitate PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, in-vivo
Smad7 is an intracellular antagonist of transforming growth factor-β signalling pathways and modulates muscle growth in vivo. Loss of Smad7 results in decreased muscle mass, reduced force generation, fibre type switching from glycolytic towards oxidative type and delayed recovery from injury. Upregulated Smad2/3 signalling in Smad7(-/-) muscle results in reduced myoblast proliferation and differentiation. Smad7 is an important regulator of muscle growth and may be a potential intracellular therapeutic target for muscle disorders.The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) family of growth factors plays an essential role in mediating cellular growth and differentiation. Myostatin is a muscle-specific member of the TGF-β superfamily and a negative regulator of muscle growth. Myostatin inhibitors are currently being pursued as therapeutic options for muscle disorders. Smad7 inhibits intracellular myostatin signalling via Smad2/3, and thus presents a means of regulating myostatin and potentiating ...
Myostatin, a member of the TGF- family, has been identified as a powerful inhibitor of muscle growth. the absence of myostatin involves little or no input from satellite cells. Hypertrophic fibers contain no more myonuclei or satellite cells and myostatin had no significant effect on satellite cell proliferation in vitro, while expression of myostatin receptors dropped to Amonafide (AS1413) IC50 the limits of detectability in postnatal satellite cells. Moreover, hypertrophy of dystrophic muscle arising from myostatin blockade was achieved without any apparent enhancement of contribution of myonuclei from satellite cells. These findings contradict the accepted model of myostatin-based Amonafide (AS1413) IC50 control of size of postnatal muscle and reorient fundamental investigations away from the mechanisms that control satellite cell proliferation and toward those that increase myonuclear domain, by modulating synthesis and turnover of structural muscle fiber proteins. It predicts too that any ...
The truth is, your muscle size has a limit. Sure it may seem obvious when you hear it, but your muscles are under the strict control of a protein called Myostatin, which determines exactly how large a muscle can become. And this limit is different for everyone depending on their myostatin levels. As a muscle reaches this limit, myostatin prevents any further growth. But if the myostatin itself is limited or absent, this muscle limit suddenly goes away. This phenomenon was first noticed in Belgian Blue Cattle. These cows developed 2-3 times more muscle mass than a normal cow, and it was later discovered that they had a deletion of the gene GDF-8, which just so happens to create myostatin. As a result, without any exercise or special diet, these cows have incredible muscles mass. Similar cases have been documented in dogs, mice, and even a few cases of human babies lacking the GDF-8 gene. These finding have helped scientists understand why some people bulk up easily, while others struggle to. ...
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Background: Myostatin (MSTN) is a member of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily that negatively regulates growth of skeletal muscle tissue. The gene encoding for the MSTN peptide is a consolidate candidate for the enhancement of productivity in terrestrial livestock. This gene potentially represents an important target for growth improvement of cultured finfish.. Results: Here we report molecular characterization, tissue expression and sequence variability of the barramundi (Lates calcarifer) MSTN-1 gene. The barramundi MSTN-1 was encoded by three exons 379, 371 and 381 bp in length and translated into a 376-amino acid peptide. Intron 1 and 2 were 412 and 819 bp in length and presented typical GT...AG splicing sites. The upstream region contained cis-regulatory elements such as TATA-box and E-boxes. A first assessment of sequence variability suggested that higher mutation rates are found in the 5 flanking region with several SNPs present in this species. A putative micro RNA target ...
Kocsis T, Trencsenyi G, Szabo K, Baan JA, Muller G, Mendler L, Garai I, Reinauer H, Deak F, Dux L, Keller-Pinter A: Myostatin propeptide mutation of the hypermuscular Compact mice decreases the formation of myostatin and improves insulin sensitivity., AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY: ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM 312: (3) pp. E150-E160 ...
MSTN: This gene codes for the myostatin protein which is involved in muscle development. A German boy, nicknamed Popeye, was born with a non-functional myostatin protein; at the age of 7 months his muscles were already twice as big as those of other children his age.. ...
... Other names:GDF-8, Myostatin Genetic data Locus: Chr. 2 q32.2 Gene code: HUGO: GDF8 Protein Structure/Function Protein type: TGF beta
Mice with the myostatin gene removed grow more muscle, and researchers have been looking into therapies for muscle wasting based on this mechanism for a number of years. Here is another confirmation that myostatin is involved in age-related changes in muscle mass and strength via its effect on stem cells: "Human aging is accompanied by a progressive loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia). We tested the hypothesis that older males (OMs, 70±4 yr, n=9) would have a blunted myogenic response to a physiological stimulus compared to younger controls (21±3 yr, n=9). Subjects completed an acute bout of intense unilateral muscle loading. Young healthy males matched for body mass and activity level served as the control group. Muscle biopsies and blood were obtained before and at 3, 24, and 48 h after muscle loading. The muscle stem cell response was analyzed ... OMs had 35% fewer basal stem cells and a type II fiber-specific impairment in stem cell content and proliferation. Myogenic determination factor ...
Muscular dystrophies comprise a large group of inherited disorders that lead to progressive muscle wasting. We wanted to investigate if targeting satellite cells can enhance muscle regeneration and thus increase muscle mass. We treated mice with hepatocyte growth factor and leukemia inhibitory factor under three conditions: normoxia, hypoxia and during myostatin deficiency. We found that hepatocyte growth factor treatment led to activation of the Akt/mTOR/p70S6K protein synthesis pathway, up-regulation of the myognic transcription factors MyoD and myogenin, and subsequently the negative growth control factor, myostatin and atrophy markers MAFbx and MuRF1. Hypoxia-induced atrophy was partially restored by hepatocyte growth factor combined with leukemia inhibitory factor treatment. Dividing satellite cells were three-fold increased in the treatment group compared to control. Finally, we demonstrated that myostatin regulates satellite cell activation and myogenesis in vivo following treatment, ...
Mstn+/- and Mstn-/- mice were protected from age-related decline in muscle mass and contractility. MSTN+/- mice demonstrated a 15% increase in maximal lifespan when compared to Mstn+/+ and Mstn-/- mice ...
Myostatin is a potent negative regulator of muscle mass, i.e. high levels of myostatin induce loss of muscle. Surprisingly, severely obese humans and obese mice have elevated levels of serum myostatin, but the role of ...
In addition to increasing energy, creatine accelerates recovery in your muscles and even increases muscle mass. How does creatine do these things? It allows your body to endure through longer periods of extreme exercise which helps your muscle grow. It also increases cell signaling that helps with muscle growth and more importantly muscle recovery. Finally, creatine elevates water levels in the cells, which not only helps with the function but also plumps the muscle up.. Taking creatine is shown to significantly reduce the breakdown of proteins that comprise our muscles. It encourages the growth of the muscle by lowering myostatin levels, the protein that can prevent muscle growth. Additional studies have found that the increase of phosphocreatine in the brain enhances function and can prevent neurological malfunctions.. Creatine can have other benefits, too, says Dr. Niket Sonpal, a doctor based in New York City.. "Sleep deprivation has a negative effect on mental performance and mood. This can ...
Muscular dystrophies are characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscle tissues. Several drugs targeting the myostatin pathway have been used in clinical trials to increase muscle mass and function but most showed limited efficacy. Here we show that the expression of components of the myostatin signaling pathway is downregulated in muscle wasting or atrophying diseases, with a decrease of myostatin and activin receptor, and an increase of the myostatin antagonist, follistatin. We also provide in vivo evidence in the congenital myotubular myopathy mouse model (knock-out for the myotubularin coding gene Mtm1) that a down-regulated myostatin pathway can be reactivated by correcting the underlying gene defect ...
AsapScience shows us the effects of myostatin on muscle development. They analyze how big muscles can really get and what stops you from getting those nice biceps at the gym.
Poster (2013, February). The Belgian Blue beef cattle is well known for its double muscling phenotype resulting from fixation of a deletion in the myostatin gene. Since this fixation, further intensive selection for muscular ... [more ▼]. The Belgian Blue beef cattle is well known for its double muscling phenotype resulting from fixation of a deletion in the myostatin gene. Since this fixation, further intensive selection for muscular development has been particularly succesful. This response to selection might be due to fixation of more genetic variants increasing muscular development. In the present study, we search for selective sweeps in the Belgian Blue genome which might result from the fixation of such variants. To that end we used data from 593 sires genotyped with the BovineHD SNP array. In addition, we used the Belgian Blue dual purpose and the Holstein breeds as controls. We first performed scans for regions of complete homozygosity resulting from fixation. Large fixed regions were ...
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Citation: SHORT, R., GROSZ, M.D., MACNEIL, M.D., GRINGS, E.E. EFFECTS OF MUSCULARITY ON PELVIC AREA AND EFFICIENCY IN HEREFORD, LIMOUSIN AND PIEDMONTESE F*2 CROSSBRED CALVES GENOTYPED FOR THE PIEDMONTESE MYOSTATIN ALLELE. EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION PROCEEDINGS. 2000. p. 9. Interpretive Summary: Similar body weight genotypes, especially double muscled, that differ in muscularity may differ in traits other than muscularity. To test this hypothesis, Hereford (normal muscling, H), Limousin (moderate muscling, L) and Piedmontese (double muscled, P) sires (20 to 25 per breed) were bred to crossbred cows to produce F1 calves which were inter se mated within sire breed to produce F2 calves. P-cross F2 calves were genotyped for the G-A transition mutation at the myostatin locus characteristic of P (msP), and their genotypes were classified on the basis of having 0 (P0), 1 (P1) or 2 (P2) copies of the mutant P allele. Parents of P-cross F2 calves were assumed to be P1, and H and L F2 calves ...
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A series of experiments with mice, in which the genetics was manipulated in such a way that myostatin was missing, led to a massive increase in the muscle
So i saw that creapure is reported to lower myostatin...would this apply for all other forms of creatine too? or just creapure creatine monohydrate?
Protease-inhibitor that contains multiple distinct protease inhibitor domains. Probably has serine protease- and metalloprotease-inhibitor activity. Inhibits the biological activity of mature myostatin, but not activin (By similarity).
Protease-inhibitor that contains multiple distinct protease inhibitor domains. Probably has serine protease- and metalloprotease-inhibitor activity (By similarity). Inhibits the biological activity of mature myostatin, but not activin.
According to scientific study that has been conducted on animal test subjects, the primary purpose of Myostatin HMP is to act as an inhibitor to myostatin.. Myostatin has been determined to be a secreted growth differentiation factor, meaning that it is part of a subfamily of proteins that are part of the transforming growth factor beta superfamily that have functions chiefly associated with development. Specifically, it is part of the TGF beta protein family that blocks the process of muscle differentiation and growth in myogenesis, which is the process in which muscular tissue is formed particularly during embryonic development. The peptide is chiefly produced via skeletal muscle cells. It also circulates throughout the blood and is known to act on muscle tissue by binding a cell-bound receptor that is known as the activin type II receptor.. When the peptide binds to the receptor, it results in the recruitment of a coreceptor known as either Alk-3 or Alk-4. This particular coreceptor in turn ...
Yangs laboratory has been studying myostatin, a protein playing a dominant role in reducing muscle mass. By genetically blocking the function of myostatin by its partial DNA sequences, mice were developed with 40 percent more muscle mass. Yangs graduate student Zicong Li, the first author of the publication, hypothesized that this gene suppression strategy would also work to stimulate skeletal development by inhibiting growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11), a similar protein to myostatin, and produce live animals. Previously, the mice with complete removal of the GDF11 gene or knockout mice died shortly after birth. In collaboration with Dr. Stefan Moisyadis laboratory in the UH Institute of Biogenesis Research, they generated the transgenic mice by using a new single plasmid system of piggyBac transgene delivery, which offers greater transposition rates and precision ...
Despite the advances achieved in understanding the molecular biology of muscle cells in the past decades, there is still need for effective treatments of muscular degeneration caused by muscular dystrophies and for counteracting the muscle wasting caused by cachexia or sarcopenia. The corticosteroid medications currently in use for dystrophic patients merely help to control the inflammatory state and only slightly delay the progression of the disease. Unfortunately, walkers and wheel chairs are the only options for such patients to maintain independence and walking capabilities until the respiratory muscles become weak and the mechanical ventilation is needed. On the other hand, myostatin inhibition, IL6 antagonism and synthetic ghrelin administration are examples of promising treatments in cachexia animal models. In both dystrophies and cachectic syndrome the muscular degeneration is extremely relevant and the translational therapeutic attempts to find a possible cure are well defined. In ...
A phase 2 trial has found promising results for a myostatin antibody in treating the decline in muscle mass and power associated with aging.
en] During growth, central venous, right ventricular, pulmonary arterial, pulmonary capillary wedge, and systemic arterial pressures, heart rate, and cardiac output were repeatedly measured in 41 Friesian calves, considered as having conventional muscular conformation, and in 19 Belgian White and Blue double-muscled calves. A total of 123 and 70 recordings were collected in conventional and double-muscled calves, respectively. These circulatory indices were calculated: stroke volume, cardiac and stroke indices, pulmonary and systemic pulse pressures, pulmonary and systemic vascular resistance indices, and right and left ventricular work indices. Results indicated that systemic arterial and pulse pressures, as well as cardiac output, stroke volume, cardiac and stroke indices, and right and left ventricular work indices were significantly (P , or = 0.05 to 0.001) lower but, in contrast, pulmonary and systemic vascular resistance indices were significantly (P , or = 0.001) higher in double-muscled ...