Eduard I Dedkov

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Little is known concerning the time-course and structural dynamics of reactivation of compensatory myogenesis in denervated muscle, its initiating cellular mechanisms, and the relationship between this process and the progression of postdenervation atrophy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the interrelations between temporal and spatial patterns(More)
This study, conducted on 25-month denervated rat hindlimb muscles, was directed toward elucidating the basis for the poor regeneration that is observed in long-term denervated muscles. Despite a approximately 97.6% loss in mean cross-sectional area of muscle fibers, the muscles retained their fascicular arrangement, with the fascicles containing(More)
This study was undertaken to assess the regenerative capacity of skeletal muscle in rats near the end of their normal life span. Two experiments were performed. In the first, extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles were cross-age transplanted from 32-month-old male inbred Wistar (WI/HicksCar) rats in place of an EDL muscle in 4-month-old hosts. The other(More)
We analyzed the level of protein expression of two myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs), MyoD and myogenin, in senile skeletal muscles and determined the cellular source of their production in young adult (4 months old), old (24, 26, and 28 months old), and senile (32 months old) male rats. Immunoblotting demonstrated levels of myogenin ~3.2, ~4.0, and ~5.5(More)
Satellite cells represent a cellular source of regeneration in adult skeletal muscle. It remains unclear why a large pool of stem myoblasts in denervated muscle does not compensate for the loss of muscle mass during post-denervation atrophy. In this study, we present evidence that satellite cells in long-term denervated rat muscle are able to activate(More)
Little is known about the biological properties of myogenic satellite cells during postdenervation muscle atrophy. The present study investigated the differentiative capacity of satellite cells and their involvement in the compensatory regenerative process in long-term denervated rat muscle. Electron microscopy and immunocytochemical labeling of muscle(More)
We investigated the dynamics of muscle fiber atrophy in denervated fast and slow muscles of young and old rats. Hind limbs of 4-month-old and 24-month-old male rats were denervated, and soleus and tibialis anterior muscles were examined morphometrically 1 and 2 months after denervation. In all denervated muscles, type II muscle fibers underwent rapid(More)
We tested the hypothesis that chronically reducing the heart rate in infarcted middle-aged rats using ivabradine (IVA) would induce arteriolar growth and attenuate perivascular collagen and, thereby, improve maximal perfusion and coronary reserve in the surviving myocardium. Myocardial infarction (MI) was induced in 12-mo-old male Sprague-Dawley rats, which(More)
Satellite cells (SCs) are the main source of new fibers in regenerating skeletal muscles and the key contributor to extra nuclei in growing fibers during postnatal development. Aging results in depletion of the SC population and in the reduction of its proliferative activity. Although it has been previously determined that under conditions of massive fiber(More)
An increasing body of evidence indicates that left ventricular (LV) remodeling, especially the degree of reactive myocardial hypertrophy after myocardial infarction (MI), differs in males and females. Surprisingly, to date, the sex-specific post-MI alterations of the coronary vasculature remain undetermined. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that adaptive(More)