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Autophagy is crucial in the turnover of cell components, and clearance of damaged organelles by the autophagic-lysosomal pathway is essential for tissue homeostasis. Defects of this degradative system have a role in various diseases, but little is known about autophagy in muscular dystrophies. We have previously found that muscular dystrophies linked to(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress (OS) plays a major role on tissue function. Several catabolic or stress conditions exacerbate OS, inducing organ deterioration. Haptoglobin (Hp) is a circulating acute phase protein, produced by liver and adipose tissue, and has an important anti-oxidant function. Hp is induced in pro-oxidative conditions such as systemic(More)
Sarcopenia, the progressive loss of muscle mass and strength, is a phenomenon characterizing human aging whose etiology is still not clear. While there is increasing evidence for the influence of inter-muscular adipose tissue infiltration in the development of sarcopenia, much less is known about a possible role for intra-muscular triglycerides (IMTG). IMTG(More)
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