Developmental regulated expression of syndecan-1 and glypican in pectoralis major muscle in turkeys with different growth rates.


Heparan sulfate proteoglycans, syndecan-1 and glypican, are low-affinity receptors for fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2). Since FGF2 stimulates skeletal muscle cell proliferation but inhibits differentiation, differences in syndecan-1 and glypican expression might affect muscle development and growth by changing the intensity of FGF2 signaling. In the… (More)