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Mild Heat Stress Enhances Differentiation And Proliferation Of Japanese Quail Myoblasts And Enhances Slow Muscle Fiber Characteristics, Jibin Zhang, Paula Chen, Kichoon Lee, Seongsoo Hwang, Young Min Choi Apr 2016

Mild Heat Stress Enhances Differentiation And Proliferation Of Japanese Quail Myoblasts And Enhances Slow Muscle Fiber Characteristics, Jibin Zhang, Paula Chen, Kichoon Lee, Seongsoo Hwang, Young Min Choi

Jibin Zhang

The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of mild heat stress on muscle fiber hyperplastic and hypertrophic growth in quail primary myogenic cells to better understand the mechanisms leading to increased skeletal muscle development in avian embryos incubated at a higher temperature. Compared to control cultures maintained at 37°C, incubation at 39°C enhanced myotube length (P < 0.01) and diameter (P < 0.001) at 3 days after differentiation (D3). This enlargement of the myotubes incubated at 39°C can be explained by differences in the fusion index (56.7 vs. 46.2%, P < 0.05 ...