Purification and identification of a BMP-like factor from bovine serum.

Myogenic differentiation is suppressed in vitro by unknown factors present in fetal bovine serum (FBS). We found that specific inhibitors of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) stimulated myogenic differentiation even in the presence of 20% FBS, which in turn activated specific BMP signaling. Moreover, these specific BMP inhibitors blocked maturation of… CONTINUE READING