Different mechanisms of increased proteolysis in atrophy induced by denervation or unweighting of rat soleus muscle.

Mechanisms of accelerated proteolysis were compared in denervated and unweighted (by tail-cast suspension) soleus muscles. In vitro and in vivo proteolysis were more rapid and lysosomal latency was lower in denervated than in unweighted muscle. In vitro, lysosomotropic agents (eg, chloroquine, methylamine) did not lessen the increase in proteolysis caused… (More)