Transforming growth factor-beta gene expression in avian Low Score Normal pectoral muscle.


The avian Low Score Normal (LSN) genetic muscle weakness is phenotypically characterized by a reduction in the ability of birds to right themselves from a supine position. In previous studies, LSN birds exhibited elevated levels of decorin transcript and protein at embryonic Day 20 and a large increase in collagen crosslinking at 6 wk posthatch… (More)