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Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Editorial Volume 4 Issue 11

Beta-Adrenergic Agonists: Effects on Growth and Characteristics of Meat and Livestock Production

Attapon Cheepsattayakorn1,2*, Ruangrong Cheepsattayakorn3 and Utoomporn Sittisingh2

110th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2St. Theresa International College, Nakorn Nayok, Thailand
3Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

*Corresponding Author: Attapon Cheepsattayakorn, 10th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Received: August 31, 2020; Published: September 30, 2020


  Number of multinucleated cellular units or muscle fibers is fixed at birth. Increasing muscle hypertrophy has been a primary focus of investigators. Beta-adrenergic agonists increase muscle mass by increasing the ratio of protein to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), while steroidal implants increase muscle mass by increasing accumulation of DNA in muscle. Beta-adrenergic agonists and steroidal implants have similar physiologic responses of muscle hypertrophy, but have different mechanisms of action to achieve muscle growth. Beta-adrenergic agonists suppress adipose accretion in livestock species. Cattle has more than 99% of beta-2 adrenergic receptor in the skeletal muscle and has more than 90% of beta-2 adrenergic receptor in adipose tissue, whereas pig has 73% of beta-1, 20% of beta-2 and 7% of beta-3 adrenergic receptors.





Citation: Attapon Cheepsattayakorn., et al. “Beta-Adrenergic Agonists: Effects on Growth and Characteristics of Meat and Livestock Production". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 4.11 (2020): 01.


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