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Previous strength training with or without the use of anabolic steroids facilitates subsequent re-acquisition of muscle mass even after long intervening periods of inactivity. Based on in vivo and ex vivo microscopy we here propose a cellular memory mechanism residing in the muscle cells. Female mice were treated with testosterone propionate for 14 days,(More)
Mechanical factors such as stretch are thought to be important in the regulation of muscle phenotype. Small muscle protein X-linked (SMPX) is upregulated by stretch in skeletal muscle and has been suggested to serve both as a transcription factor and a mechanosensor, possibly giving rise to changes in both fiber size and fiber type. We have used in vivo(More)
Glycosylated lysosomal membrane protein (GLMP) has been reported to enhance the expression from a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) responsive promoter, but also to be an integral lysosomal membrane protein. Using myotubes established from wild-type and Glmp(gt/gt) mice, the importance of GLMP in skeletal muscle was examined.(More)
It is often assumed that mechanical factors are important for effects of exercise on muscle, but during voluntary training and most experimental conditions the effects could solely be attributed to differences in electrical activity, and direct evidence for a mechanosensory pathway has been scarce. We here show that, in rat muscles stimulated in vivo under(More)
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