In vitro characteristics of myogenic satellite cells derived from the pectoralis major and biceps femoris muscles of the chicken.

@article{McFarland1997InVC,
  title={In vitro characteristics of myogenic satellite cells derived from the pectoralis major and biceps femoris muscles of the chicken.},
  author={Douglas C. McFarland and Kysa K Gilkerson and Jane E Pesall and Neal H Ferrin and R H Wellenreiter},
  journal={Cytobios},
  year={1997},
  volume={91 364},
  pages={45-52}
}
Satellite cells were isolated from the pectoralis major (PM) and biceps femoris (BF) muscles of 5-week-old broiler chickens to compare growth and differentiation characteristics in vitro. BF cells proliferated at greater rates in the growth medium and were more responsive to the mitogenic effects of chicken serum than PM cells at all levels tested (p < or = 0.05). When low serum-containing medium was administered, the levels of creatine kinase, a marker of differentiation, increased at greater… CONTINUE READING