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Real-time RT-PCR analysis of the ontogeny and nutritional regulation of myostatin mRNA expression in skeletal muscle of fetal sheep.

@inproceedings{Quigley2002RealtimeRA,
  title={Real-time RT-PCR analysis of the ontogeny and nutritional regulation of myostatin mRNA expression in skeletal muscle of fetal sheep.},
  author={S. Quigley and D. Kleemann and J. Owens and C. Bawden and P. Speck and G. Nattrass},
  year={2002}
}
Myostatin is a negative regulator of myogenesis. ‘Myostatin knockout’ mice display greater muscle mass (McPherron et al. 1997), while double-muscled cattle, which have a mutation in the myostatin protein (Kambadur et al. 1997), have double the number of muscle fibres of other breeds (Wegner et al. 2000). The aims of the present experiment were to examine a) the developmental expression of functional myostatin in fetal sheep, and b) the influence of maternal nutrition on myostatin expression. 

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