Low-dose dexamethasone prevents endotoxaemia-induced muscle protein loss and impairment of carbohydrate oxidation in rat skeletal muscle.


We recently provided evidence suggesting a role for cytokine-mediated inhibition of Akt/Forkhead box O 1 (FOXO1) signalling in the induction of muscle atrophy and impairment of muscle carbohydrate oxidation during lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxaemia in rats. We hypothesized that a low-dose dexamethasone (Dex; anti-inflammatory agent) infusion… (More)
DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2009.183699


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