qPCR of genes correlated with hypertrophy. The expression mRNA screening of several genes linked with hypertrophy pathway highlights MSTN downregulation of 4.9-fold in Piedmontese skeletal muscle samples. Expression were normalized to the endogenous control, HPRT, and data are shown as fold change mean ± S.D. (n = 20) for each gene compared to Friesian samples. * means values with significant difference (at least p < 0.05).
Miretti et al. BMC Genomics 2013 14:194 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-194