Effects of glutamine supplementation on muscle function and stress responses in a mouse model of spinal cord injury.

@article{Chamney2013EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of glutamine supplementation on muscle function and stress responses in a mouse model of spinal cord injury.},
  author={Carissa Chamney and Michelle Godar and Ethan Garrigan and Kimberly A. Huey},
  journal={Experimental physiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={796-806}
}
Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in loss of muscle function due to rapid breakdown of contractile proteins. Glutamine supplementation improves clinical outcomes, but its effects on muscle function after SCI are unknown. The benefits of glutamine in non-skeletal muscle tissues involve elevated heat shock protein (Hsp)70 and Hsp25, but the muscle response may differ because it is the largest contributor to plasma glutamine. We tested the hypothesis that glutamine preserves muscle function after… CONTINUE READING