Sex, age and breed related changes in bovine testosterone and intramuscular collagen.

@article{Cross1984SexAA,
  title={Sex, age and breed related changes in bovine testosterone and intramuscular collagen.},
  author={Heather R. Cross and Bruce D. Schanbacher and John D. Crouse},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={1984},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={187-95}
}
Longissimus muscle biopsies were obtained from forty bulls and steers representing Charolais, Simmental, Angus and Hereford breeds at 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months of age to evaluate the influence of age, breed and sex on the biosynthesis of muscle collagen. Blood samples were collected from each animal at each time period. The blood serum was harvested and assayed for concentrations of testosterone. Total collagen, soluble collagen and insoluble collagen were obtained on each sample. Soluble… CONTINUE READING

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