George K Sakellariou

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The production of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) by skeletal muscle is important as it (i) underlies oxidative damage in many degenerative muscle pathologies and (ii) plays multiple regulatory roles by fulfilling important cellular functions. Superoxide and nitric oxide (NO) are the primary radical species produced by skeletal muscle and(More)
Several redox-regulated responses to an acute exercise bout fail in aged animal skeletal muscle, including the ability to upregulate the expression of antioxidant defense enzymes and heat shock proteins (HSPs). These findings are generally derived from studies on sedentary rodent models and thus may be related to reduced physical activity and/or(More)
We have previously shown that deletion of CuZnSOD in mice (Sod1(-/-) mice) leads to accelerated loss of muscle mass and contractile force during aging. To dissect the relative roles of skeletal muscle and motor neurons in this process, we used a Cre-Lox targeted approach to establish a skeletal muscle-specific Sod1-knockout (mKO) mouse to determine whether(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to determine the influence of age and habitual activity level, at rest and following a single bout of high-intensity exercise, on the levels of three proteins poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1), cleaved-PARP-1 and poly(ADP-ribose) glycohydrolase (PARG), involved in the DNA repair and cell death responses to(More)
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