Effect of beta-agonists on expression of calpain and calpastatin activity in skeletal muscle.

Administration of beta-adrenergic agonists to domestic species can lead to skeletal muscle hypertrophy, probably by reducing the rate of myofibrillar protein breakdown. Myofibrillar breakdown is associated with the calcium-dependent proteinase system (calpains I,II and calpastatin) whose activity also changes during beta-agonist treatment. A number of… (More)