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Phenotypical transitions and Ca2+ activation properties in human muscle fibers: effects of a 60-day bed rest and countermeasures.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2009 Apr; 106(4):1086-99.JA

Abstract

Muscle biopsies were taken from soleus and vastus lateralis before and after a 60-day bed rest (BR) to examine expression changes in the regulatory proteins of the thin filament and in contractile function. Twenty-four women separated in three groups were submitted to BR or a combined protocol of resistance and aerobic exercises during BR or received a supplementation of amino acids during BR. Ca(2+)-tension relationships were established in single skinned fibers identified by their myosin heavy chain and troponin C isoform expressions. Expression patterns of regulatory proteins were analyzed on muscle pieces. For both muscles, BR produced similar decreases in slow and fast fiber diameters but larger decreases in P(0) maximal forces in slow than in fast fibers. Specific forces were decreased in slow soleus and vastus fibers, which displayed a reduction in Ca(2+) affinity. These changes were accompanied by slow-to-fast transitions in regulatory proteins, with troponins C and T appearing as sensitive markers of unloading. Exercises prevented the changes in fiber diameters and forces and counteracted most of the slow-to-fast transitions. The nutrition program had a morphological beneficial effect on slow fibers. However, these fibers still presented decreases in specific P(0) after BR. Phenotypical transitions due to BR were not prevented by amino acids. Finally, in vastus lateralis muscle, BR induced a decrease in O-glycosylation level that was prevented by exercise and attenuated by nutrition. In conclusion, this study has addressed for the first time in women the respective efficiencies of two countermeasures associated with BR on muscle properties and regulatory protein expression.

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Laboratoire de Plasticité Neuromusculaire, Université des Sciences et technologies de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19196916

Citation

Mounier, Yvonne, et al. "Phenotypical Transitions and Ca2+ Activation Properties in Human Muscle Fibers: Effects of a 60-day Bed Rest and Countermeasures." Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), vol. 106, no. 4, 2009, pp. 1086-99.
Mounier Y, Tiffreau V, Montel V, et al. Phenotypical transitions and Ca2+ activation properties in human muscle fibers: effects of a 60-day bed rest and countermeasures. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2009;106(4):1086-99.
Mounier, Y., Tiffreau, V., Montel, V., Bastide, B., & Stevens, L. (2009). Phenotypical transitions and Ca2+ activation properties in human muscle fibers: effects of a 60-day bed rest and countermeasures. Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 106(4), 1086-99. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.90695.2008
Mounier Y, et al. Phenotypical Transitions and Ca2+ Activation Properties in Human Muscle Fibers: Effects of a 60-day Bed Rest and Countermeasures. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2009;106(4):1086-99. PubMed PMID: 19196916.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Phenotypical transitions and Ca2+ activation properties in human muscle fibers: effects of a 60-day bed rest and countermeasures. AU - Mounier,Yvonne, AU - Tiffreau,Vincent, AU - Montel,Valérie, AU - Bastide,Bruno, AU - Stevens,Laurence, Y1 - 2009/02/05/ PY - 2009/2/7/entrez PY - 2009/2/7/pubmed PY - 2009/5/30/medline SP - 1086 EP - 99 JF - Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) JO - J Appl Physiol (1985) VL - 106 IS - 4 N2 - Muscle biopsies were taken from soleus and vastus lateralis before and after a 60-day bed rest (BR) to examine expression changes in the regulatory proteins of the thin filament and in contractile function. Twenty-four women separated in three groups were submitted to BR or a combined protocol of resistance and aerobic exercises during BR or received a supplementation of amino acids during BR. Ca(2+)-tension relationships were established in single skinned fibers identified by their myosin heavy chain and troponin C isoform expressions. Expression patterns of regulatory proteins were analyzed on muscle pieces. For both muscles, BR produced similar decreases in slow and fast fiber diameters but larger decreases in P(0) maximal forces in slow than in fast fibers. Specific forces were decreased in slow soleus and vastus fibers, which displayed a reduction in Ca(2+) affinity. These changes were accompanied by slow-to-fast transitions in regulatory proteins, with troponins C and T appearing as sensitive markers of unloading. Exercises prevented the changes in fiber diameters and forces and counteracted most of the slow-to-fast transitions. The nutrition program had a morphological beneficial effect on slow fibers. However, these fibers still presented decreases in specific P(0) after BR. Phenotypical transitions due to BR were not prevented by amino acids. Finally, in vastus lateralis muscle, BR induced a decrease in O-glycosylation level that was prevented by exercise and attenuated by nutrition. In conclusion, this study has addressed for the first time in women the respective efficiencies of two countermeasures associated with BR on muscle properties and regulatory protein expression. SN - 8750-7587 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19196916/Phenotypical_transitions_and_Ca2+_activation_properties_in_human_muscle_fibers:_effects_of_a_60_day_bed_rest_and_countermeasures_ L2 - https://journals.physiology.org/doi/10.1152/japplphysiol.90695.2008?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -