Table I.

Abcg2−/− satellite cells exhibit no cell-autonomous defects

GenotypeColony sizePax7+ cellsMyoD+ cellsFusion index
Day 2Day 3Day 3Day 3Day 5
Number of cells%%%%
Abcg2+/+41 ± 557.9 ± 3.678.2 ± 3.039.0 ± 2.665.7 ± 2.2
Abcg2−/−33 ± 448.8 ± 3.783.9 ± 2.636.9 ± 2.167.6 ± 2.2
  • The number of nuclei in multinucleated MyHC-positive myotubes per total myonuclei was scored (fusion index). Values are means ± SEM. n = 3 independent experiments.