Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 6 (june 2018) : 843-850

Myostatin silencing effect on basic helix–loop–helix transcription factors in caprine foetal fibroblast cells

Biswajyoti Borah, Ajit Pratap Singh, Hamen Gogoi, Amlan Jyoti Phukan, Bikash Chandra Sarkhel
1<p>Animal Biotechnology Centre, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur- 482004, Madhya Pradesh, India.</p>
Cite article:- Borah Biswajyoti, Singh Pratap Ajit, Gogoi Hamen, Phukan Jyoti Amlan, Sarkhel Chandra Bikash (2017). Myostatin silencing effect on basic helix&ndash;loop&ndash;helix transcription factors in caprine foetal fibroblast cells . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(6): 843-850. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.7828.

Transgenic  food  animal  production  is one  of  the  potential and  need  oriented  research  to  mitigate  the  food  crises  of  the  world.  In  vitro  gene  silenced  animal  cells  and  making  use of  these  cells   for  transgenesis  one of the suitable way to produce  productive animals.  Myostatin is a negative regulator of muscle growth, has the potential to increase the muscle mass upon its silencing. Four Hush 29-mer  anti- myostatin (MSTN)  shRNA  constructs  were checked for myostatin  gene silencing in caprine foetal fibroblast cells  and  its  subsequent effect  on  basic  helix– loop–helix (bHLH) transcription  factors. These factors are necessary for the terminal differentiation, proliferation, and homeostasis of muscle development. Different  shRNA constructs displayed 55.1  to  91.5% (p< 0.01) of  myostatin  silencing  in  caprine  foetal  fibroblast  cells  and  upregulation of  myogenic gene. Upregulation of 7.97  to  111.67 %  for MyoD, 77.0 %  to  319.47 % for myogenin,  16.67 %  to  138.0 %  for Myf5 were observed . The  Pearson  correlation  established  a  negative  correlation  between  myostatin  and  genes under study.   Result  suggests  that  knockdown  of  MSTN a  potential approach  to  improve  caprine musculatures.

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