Elsevier on behalf of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies
FEBS Letters vol:579 issue:3 pages:749-752
This study investigates to what extent the expression of the slow myosin heavy chain (MyHCI) isoform and the slow type sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA2a) isoform are co-regulated in fibers of regenerating skeletal soleus muscle. Both overexpression of cain, a calcineurin inhibitor, or partial tenotomy prevented the expression of MyHCI but left SERCA2a expression unaffected in fibers of regenerating soleus muscles. These data complement those from different experimental models and clearly show that the expression of MyHCI and SERCA2a--the major proteins mediating, respectively, the slow type of contraction and relaxation--are not coregulated in regenerating soleus muscle.