Muscle Skeletal Hypertrophy

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Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy , Chronic disease, disuse and aging are all causes of muscle atrophy. This fact directly impacts an individual’s ability to maintain an independent life-style. In contrast, stretching and work overload of skeletal muscle induces hypertrophy of skeletal muscle and myotubes in vivo and in vitro, respectively. Compensatory growth in response to an imposed load is an important and well-known biological adaptation of skeletal muscle. However, little is known about the systemic changes in hypertrophying muscle at the molecular level.
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