The Blood and Muscle Expression Pattern of the Equine TCAP Gene during the Race Track Training of Arabian Horses

Monika Stefaniuk-Szmukier , Tomasz Szmatoła , Joanna Łątka , Bogusława Długosz , Katarzyna Ropka-Molik

Abstract

Horse musculature has been shaped through evolution by environmental and human factors, which has resulted in several extraordinary adaptations to physical eort. Skeletal muscle plasticity results from the response to mechanical stimulation causing hypertrophy, where sarcomeres increase the muscle’s cross-sectional area under the influence of contractile forces. The aim of the present study was the evaluation of transcript abundance of the telethonin (TCAP) gene, which is a part of the sarcomere macromolecular mechanosensory complex in the gluteus medius muscle, and the whole blood of Arabian horses during flat race training. The analysis, performed by quantitative PCR, showed an increase of TCAP transcripts in skeletal muscle. However, in whole blood, the transcript abundance decreased after the first stage of training and further increased after the second phase. The obtained results indicate a lack of similarity of TCAP gene expression in both tissues.
Author Monika Stefaniuk-Szmukier (FoAS)
Monika Stefaniuk-Szmukier,,
- Faculty of Animal Sciences
, Tomasz Szmatoła (VET)
Tomasz Szmatoła,,
- University Centre for Veterinary Medicine UJ-UR
, Joanna Łątka (FoAS)
Joanna Łątka,,
- Faculty of Animal Sciences
, Bogusława Długosz (FoAS)
Bogusława Długosz,,
- Faculty of Animal Sciences
, Katarzyna Ropka-Molik
Katarzyna Ropka-Molik,,
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Journal seriesAnimals, ISSN 2076-2615, e-ISSN 2076-2615, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol9
No8
Pages1-7
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number574
Keywords in EnglishTCAP; muscle; Arabian horses; gene expression; training exercise
ASJC Classification3400 General Veterinary; 1103 Animal Science and Zoology
DOIDOI:10.3390/ani9080574
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/9/8/574/pdf
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.148; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.832 (2)
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OświadczenieT. Szmatoła - podwójna afiliacja
FinansowanieThis research was funded by the National Science Centre, grant number 2014/15/D/NZ9/05256 and by the University of Agriculture in Krakow, funding number 215-DZ05.
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