Extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis in muscle cell cultures: quantitative and qualitative studies during myogenesis

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1985 Jul 16;130(1):440-6. doi: 10.1016/0006-291x(85)90436-x.


When the synthesis of extracellular matrix components was examined in G8-1 murine skeletal muscle cells as a function of differentiation, non-collagen and to an even greater extent collagen synthesis was increased. Specifically, collagen types I, III, IV, laminin and fibronectin were identified by SDS-PAGE. Immunoprecipitation, with specific antibodies revealed that both the cell layer and medium of differentiated multinucleated myotubes contained increased levels of type IV collagen and laminin, decreased levels of type III collagen and fibronectin and equivalent levels of type I collagen compared to mononuclear myoblasts.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Basement Membrane / metabolism
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Line
  • Collagen / biosynthesis*
  • Extracellular Matrix / metabolism*
  • Laminin / biosynthesis*
  • Mice
  • Molecular Weight
  • Muscle Proteins / biosynthesis
  • Muscles / cytology
  • Muscles / metabolism*


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Laminin
  • Muscle Proteins
  • Collagen