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This study was carried out to analyse glucocorticoid-induced muscle wasting and subsequent recovery in adult (6-8 months) and old (18-24 months) rats because the increased incidence of various disease states results in hypersecretion of glucocorticoids in ageing. Adult and old rats received dexamethasone in their drinking water for 5 or 6 d and were then(More)
Leucine has a major anabolic impact on muscle protein synthesis in young as in old animals. However, myosin heavy chain (MHC), sarcoplasmic and mitochondrial proteins may differently respond to anabolic factors, especially during aging. To test this hypothesis, fractional synthesis rates (FSR) of the three muscle protein fractions were measured using a(More)
This experiment was undertaken to examine leucine responsiveness of muscle protein synthesis during dexamethasone treatment and the subsequent recovery in young (4-5 weeks), adult (10-11 months) and old rats (21-22 months). Rats received dexamethasone in their drinking water. The dose and length of the treatment was adapted in order to generate the same(More)
During ageing, a progressive loss of muscle mass has been well described in both man and rodents. This loss of proteins results from an imbalance between protein synthesis and degradation rates. Although some authors have shown a decrease of myofibrillar protein synthesis rates in human volunteers, this imbalance is not clearly apparent when basal rates of(More)
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