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A diverse variety of medical or lifestyle conditions lead to a progressive loss of muscle force by functionally impairing myofibril contractility and causing ultimately myofibril loss. Major underlying risk factors of chronic muscle force loss are ageing, inactive lifestyles, and unbalanced nutrition. Together, these factors are predicted to lead to an endemic incidence of muscle weakness both in ...
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Muscle loss occurs in many diseases including cancer, AIDS, diabetes, renal or cardiac failure and sepsis. The wasting of muscle mass is characterized by the activation of an atrophy program that coordinates the ubiquitin-proteasome and autophagy-lysosome systems. The simultaneous activation of these systems allows the breakdown of contractile proteins and the removal of organelles. Ageing sarcope ...
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Understanding and combating human age-related muscle weakness (MYOAGE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Jun 30, 2013,

Ageing of skeletal muscle results in a progressive loss of mobility that decreases the quality of life and has major economic and social consequences for society at large. Increasing muscle weakness is a major component of muscle ageing. In the elderly muscles become atrophic (loss in muscle mass) and weaker (loss in muscle force), more susceptible to damage and consequently regenerate and recover ...
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