Dietary intake

Effects of different dietary intake on mRNA levels of MSTN, IGF-I, and IGF-II in the keletal muscle of Dorper and Hu sheep hybrid F1 rams

H. J. Xing, Wang, Z. Y., Zhong, B. S., Ying, S. J., Nie, H. T., Zhou, Z. R., Fan, Y. X., and Wang, F., Effects of different dietary intake on mRNA levels of MSTN, IGF-I, and IGF-II in the keletal muscle of Dorper and Hu sheep hybrid F1 rams, vol. 13, pp. 5258-5268, 2014.

MSTN, IGF-І(insulin-like growth factor-І) and IGF-II (insulin-like growth factor-II) regulate skeletal muscle growth. This study investigated the effects of different dietary intake levels on skeletal muscles. Sheep was randomly assigned to 3 feeding groups: 1) the maintenance diet (M), 2) 1.4 x the maintenance diet (1.4M), and 3) 2.15 x the maintenance diet (2.15M). Before slaughtering the animals, blood samples were collected to measure plasma urea, growth hormone, and insulin concentrations.

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