Aging influences adaptations of the neuromuscular junction to endurance training

@article{Deschenes2011AgingIA,
  title={Aging influences adaptations of the neuromuscular junction to endurance training},
  author={Michael R. Deschenes and Mackenzie A. Roby and Emily K. Glass},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={190},
  pages={56-66}
}
This investigation sought to determine if aging affected adaptations of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) to exercise training. Twenty young adult (8 months) and 20 aged (24 months) rats were assigned to either a program of treadmill exercise, or sedentary conditions. Following the 10-week experimental period, rats were euthanized, and soleus and plantaris muscles were removed and frozen. Longitudinal sections of the muscles were fluorescently stained to visualize pre-synaptic nerve terminals… CONTINUE READING

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