Luiz Henrique Marchesi Bozi

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Poor skeletal muscle performance was shown to strongly predict mortality and long-term prognosis in a variety of diseases, including heart failure (HF). Despite the known benefits of aerobic exercise training (AET) in improving the skeletal muscle phenotype in HF, the optimal exercise intensity to elicit maximal outcomes is still under debate. Therefore,(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF)-induced skeletal muscle atrophy is often associated to exercise intolerance and poor prognosis. Better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying HF-induced muscle atrophy may contribute to the development of pharmacological strategies to prevent or treat such condition. It has been shown that autophagy-lysosome(More)
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of short-term L-NAME treatment on the contractile function of left ventricle (LV) myocytes and the expression of proteins related to Ca(2+) homeostasis. Data from Wistar rats treated with L-NAME (L group, n = 20; 0.7 g/L in drinking water; 7 days) were compared with results from untreated(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study was performed to investigate 1) whether aerobic exercise training prior to myocardial infarction would prevent cardiac dysfunction and structural deterioration and 2) whether the potential cardiac benefits of aerobic exercise training would be associated with preserved morphological and contractile properties of cardiomyocytes(More)
BACKGROUND Experimental diabetes promotes contractile dysfunction in cardiomyocytes, but the effects of swimming in this disorder are not known. OBJECTIVE To test the effects of a swimming training program (STP) on cardiomyocyte contractile dysfunction in rats with experimental diabetes. METHODS Wistar rats (age: 30 days; mean body weight: 84.19 g) with(More)
AIMS To determine the effects of resistance training (RT) on the expression of microRNA (miRNA)-214 and its target in sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA2a), and on the morphological and mechanical properties of isolated left ventricular myocytes. MAIN METHODS Male Wistar rats were divided into two groups (n = 7/group): Control (CO) or trained (TR).(More)
The present investigation was undertaken to test whether exercise training (ET) associated with AMPK/PPAR agonists (EM) would improve skeletal muscle function in mdx mice. These drugs have the potential to improve oxidative metabolism. This is of particular interest because oxidative muscle fibers are less affected in the course of the disease than(More)
Cardiac endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress through accumulation of misfolded proteins plays a pivotal role in cardiovascular diseases. In an attempt to reestablish ER homoeostasis, the unfolded protein response (UPR) is activated. However, if ER stress persists, sustained UPR activation leads to apoptosis. There is no available therapy for ER stress relief.(More)
We previously reported that facilitating the clearance of damaged mitochondria through macroautophagy/autophagy protects against acute myocardial infarction. Here we characterized the impact of exercise, a safe strategy against cardiovascular disease, on cardiac autophagy and its contribution to mitochondrial quality control, bioenergetics and oxidative(More)