Seasonal effects on Ca(2+) transport of sarcoplasmic reticulum and on meat quality of pigs with different malignant hyperthermia status.


The intracellular Ca(2+) concentration is mainly regulated by the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). A disturbed regulation leads to an increased metabolism and ultimately to inferior meat quality. In this study, pigs with normal and mutated calcium release channels (referred to as MHR and MHS, respectively) were used. One batch of pigs was slaughtered in winter… (More)