Everett Bandman

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The influence of innervation on primary and secondary myogenesis and its relation to fiber type diversity were investigated in two specific wing muscles of quail embryo, the posterior (PLD) and anterior latissimus dorsi (ALD). In the adult, these muscles are composed almost exclusively of pure populations of fast and slow fibers, respectively. When slow ALD(More)
The expression of neonatal myosin heavy chain (MHC) was examined in developing embryonic chicken muscle cultures using a monoclonal antibody (2E9) that has been shown to be specific for that isoform (Bandman, E., 1985, Science (Wash. DC), 227: 780-782). After 1 wk in vitro some myotubes could be stained with the antibody, and the number of cells that(More)
The pectoralis muscle of birds provides virtually all the power for the downstroke of the wing during flight. In adults it consists almost entirely of FOG (fast-twitch oxidative-glycolytic) and/or FG (fast-twitch glycolytic) fiber types. The aims of this study are to contrast MyHC (myosin heavy chain) transitions occurring within avian FG and FOG fibers(More)
Myosin isoforms contribute to the heterogeneity and adaptability of skeletal muscle fibers. Besides the well-characterized slow and fast muscle myosins, there are those isoforms that appear transiently during the course of muscle development. At a stage of development when two different myosins are coexpressed, the possibility arises for the existence of(More)
The expression of myosin heavy chain isoforms was examined in normal and dystrophic chicken muscle with a monoclonal antibody specific for neonatal myosin. Adult dystrophic muscle continued to contain neonatal myosin long after it disappeared from adult normal muscle. A new technique involving western blotting and peptide mapping demonstrated that the(More)
Using a double antibody sandwich ELISA we examined the heavy chain isoform composition of myosin molecules isolated from chicken pectoralis major muscle during different stages of development. At 2- and 40-d posthatch, when multiple myosin heavy chain isoforms are being synthesized, we detected no heterodimeric myosins, suggesting that myosins are(More)
Colloidal gold-conjugated monoclonal antibodies were prepared to stage-specific fast myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms of developing chicken pectoralis major (PM). Native thick filaments from different stages of development were reacted with these antibodies and examined in the electron microscope to determine their myosin isoform composition. Filaments(More)
During development of chicken pectoralis muscle, a neonatal myosin heavy-chain isoform is supplanted progressively by an adult isoform. This expression is under neuronal control. In this study we test the hypothesis that developmental myosin transformations are initiated near the motor endplate of each muscle fiber, thereafter progressing toward the fiber(More)
Sarcomeric myosin is the major skeletal muscle protein and is encoded by a large and complex multigene family whose members are differentially expressed in developing and adult muscle cells. The structure and function of sarcomeric myosins have been extensively analyzed and many myosin genes have now been cloned and sequenced. This manuscript reviews the(More)