The effect of protease inhibitors, leupeptin and E64d, on differentiation of C2C12 myoblasts in tissue culture.
- Published Article
Cellular and molecular biology
- Publication Date
Aug 01, 1992
Intracellular calcium levels play an important role in myofibril disintegration and regeneration of muscle fibers. Earlier studies have shown that the calcium activated protease, calpain, is involved in the removal of Z-discs from myofibrils of striated muscle and the tripeptide-aldehyde, leupeptin, which is an inhibitor of calpain, inhibits this activity. In the present communication, we demonstrate that leupeptin and another calpain inhibitor, E64d, inhibit the fusion of mouse skeletal muscle C2C12 myoblasts to form multinucleated myotubes in tissue culture.
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