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The expression of myosin heavy (MyHC) and light (MyLC) chain isoforms was analyzed after denervation and cross-reinnervation by a fast nerve of the slow-twitch Semimembranosus proprius (SMp) muscle, and after denervation and electrical stimulation at low frequency of the fast-twitch Semimembranous accessorius (SMa) muscle of the rabbit. The control SMp(More)
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system is actively involved in the control of proliferation and differentiation of several myogenic cell lines, and phenotypic differences between myoblasts are associated with modifications of the equilibrium of the components of the IGF system. To determine whether this observation is a physiologic feature that also(More)
We investigated the myogenic properties and the expression of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in culture of satellite cells (SCs) isolated from slow and fast rabbit muscles. Slow SCs form myotubes more rapidly (day 9 vs day 11) than fast SCs, and differentiate further into striated and contractile fibers. AChE activity and mRNA expression are higher in SCs(More)
We investigated the myogenic properties of rabbit myoblasts in culture, and examined particularly the expression of acetylcholinesterase (AChE). In the presence of horse serum, myoblasts proliferate quickly and begin to fuse by day 3 of culture. Differentiated myotubes presenting some spontaneous contractions are clearly visible from days 6 to 9. The(More)
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