Transcriptional Control of Skeletal Muscle Atrophy
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
January 2021 -
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Skeletal muscle atrophy results from insufficient nutrition, aging, certain medications, and a wide range of medical illnesses including cancer, diabetes mellitus, heart or renal failure, and acute or chronic infections. It is linked to increased disability, morbidity, as well as mortality, afflicts millions of Americans, and accounts for tens of billions of dollars in annual healthcare costs. Moreover, veterans are projected to have an increased prevalence of muscle atrophy compared to the gene...