Tomasz Sadkowski

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Myostatin (GDF-8) is a key protein responsible for skeletal muscle growth and development, thus mutations in themstn gene can have major economic and breeding consequences. The aim of the present study was to investigate myostatin gene expression and transcriptional profile in skeletal muscle of Holstein-Friesian (Black-and-White) bulls carrying a(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify novel marbling-related genes by comparison of the global gene expression in semitendinosus muscle of 15-month-old Limousin (LIM), Holstein-Friesian (HF) and Hereford (HER) bulls. Muscle of LIM was lean with low intramuscular fat (IMF) content (0.53%) unlike the marbled muscles of HER and HF characterized by higher(More)
The postnatal growth of muscle tissue occurs by hypertrophy comprising satellite cells proliferation, differentiation and protein turnover. The highest rate of skeletal muscle gains and protein synthesis in bulls occurs in the period between 180 and 360 days of postnatal life. However, genes which are responsible for quantitative and qualitative changes in(More)
The molecular mechanism of the cell death-promoting effect of dexamethasone (Dex) was studied during myogenesis (10 days) in L6 muscle cells by making use of several indices such as cell viability (protein synthesis, mitochondrial respiration), mortality (DNA fragmentation, chromatin condensation, structural modifications) and immunocytochemical studies(More)
A cDNA microarray (18 263 probes) was used for transcriptome analysis of bovine skeletal muscle (m. semitendinosus) in 12-month-old bulls of the beef breed Limousin (LIM) and the typical dairy breed Holstein-Friesian (HF, used as a reference). We aimed to identify the genes whose expression may reflect the muscle phenotype of beef bulls. A comparison of(More)
The leucine metabolite β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) has been studied by many researchers over the last two decades. In particular, the utility of HMB supplementation in animals has been shown in numerous studies, which have demonstrated enhanced body weight gain and carcass yield in slaughter animals; positive immunostimulatory effect; decreased(More)
GDF8 (myostatin) is a unique cytokine strongly affecting the skeletal muscle phenotype in human and animals. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the molecular mechanism of myostatin influence on the differentiation of mouse C2C12 myoblasts, using the global-transcriptome analysis with the DNA microarray technique. Treatment with exogenous GDF8(More)
The aim of the present study was to define the effect of TGF-beta1 on C2C12 myoblasts myogenesis. TGF-beta1 together with its receptor is a negative auto-paracrine regulator of myogenesis, which influences the proliferation, differentiation, and functions of muscle cells. TGF-beta1 exerts highly significant inhibitory effect on differentiation of C2C12(More)
Dexamethasone (Dex)-mediated cell death is associated with repression of survival factors (AP-1, c-myc, NF-kappaB). Dex suppressed the activity of genes encoding antioxidant enzymes leading to impaired viability and apoptotic cell death. These findings suggest that reactive oxygen species inhibit protein synthesis and amplify m-calpain-dependent(More)
Adult skeletal muscle myogenesis depends on the activation of satellite cells that have the potential to differentiate into new fibers. Gamma-oryzanol (GO), a commercially available nutriactive phytochemical, has gained global interest on account of its muscle-building and regenerating effects. Here, we investigated GO for its potential influence on(More)