Title

Pax3/7 expression coincides with MyoD during chronic skeletal muscle overload

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

Muscle and Nerve

Department

Exercise Science

Abstract

Paired box (Pax) proteins 3 and 7 are key determinants for embryonic skeletal muscle development by initiating myogenic regulatory factor (MRF) gene expression. We show that Pax3 and 7 participate in adult skeletal muscle plasticity during the initial responses to chronic overload (?7 days) and appear to coordinate MyoD expression, a member of the MRF family of genes. Pax3 and 7 mRNA were higher than control within 12 h after initiation of overload, preceded the increase in MyoD mRNA on day 1, and peaked on day 2. On days 3 and 7, Pax7 mRNA remained higher than control, suggesting that satellite cell self-renewal was occurring. Pax3 and 7 and MyoD protein levels were higher than control on days 2 and 3. These data indicate that Pax3 and 7 coordinate the recapitulation of developmental-like regulatory mechanisms in response to growth-inducing stimuli in adult skeletal muscle, presumably through activation of satellite cells. Muscle Nerve, 2008

Volume

38

Issue

1

pp.

861-866

ISSN

0148-639X