Comparison of growth factor receptors and metabolic characteristics of satellite cells derived from the biceps femoris and pectoralis major muscles of the turkey.Gen Comp Endocrinol. 1997 Jan; 105(1):114-20.GC
Myogenic satellite cells were isolated from the turkey pectoralis major (PM), a muscle composed largely of white fibers, and the biceps femoris (BF), a muscle composed largely of red fibers, and their properties were compared in culture. Satellite cells derived from the PM and BF muscles exhibited differences in metabolic parameters, growth factor receptor characteristics, and mitogenic responses. PM satellite cells exhibited greater responsiveness to platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), and the PDGF receptor on these cells had a higher affinity toward ligand compared to BF cells (P < 0.05). Protein synthesis, protein degradation, and glucose uptake rates were higher in BF satellite cell cultures (P < 0.05), correlating with previously reported in vivo measurements using red and white muscle fibers.