Effect of oxidant challenge on contractile function of the aging rat diaphragm.


Although controversial, growing evidence indicates that reactive oxygen species (ROS) alter contractions of skeletal muscle, including the diaphragm. However, the impact of ROS on contractility of the aging diaphragm is unknown. The xanthine oxidase (0.01 U/ml) system was used as an ROS generator, imposing an oxidant challenge. Contractile function [twitch… (More)


  • Presentations referencing similar topics