Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1996

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Animal Science

Volume

74

Issue

4

First Page

779

Last Page

785

Abstract

Purified myofibril (MF) and homogenized whole muscle (WM) samples were prepared from A maturity market steers. Samples were removed at 0, 1, 3, 7, 14, and 28 d postmortem. The MF and WM samples from all steers were analyzed by SDS-PAGE (5% gels) and by Western blot analysis using monoclonal antibodies to titin and nebulin. The rates of degradation of the intact forms of titin and nebulin, with regard to differences dependent on sample type (MF vs WM), were examined. The results showed that there was very little difference in the rate of postmortem degradation of the intact form of titin or of intact nebulin with respect to the two types of samples examined. Analysis of MF and WM preparations revealed that titin and nebulin were progressively degraded, each at its own rate, with nebulin degrading faster, as postmortem storage time increased. Examination of MF and WM samples showed that the intact form of titin (T1) was absent at the same time postmortem in both sample types. Intact nebulin was not detected in MF and WM preparations at the same time postmortem with respect to sample type examined. Our results indicate that either purified MF or WM samples can be used satisfactorily to analyze the rate of degradation of the intact forms of both titin and nebulin.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Animal Science 74 (1996): 779–785. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Animal Science

Language

en

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