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Skeletal muscle changes after hemiparetic stroke and potential beneficial effects of exercise intervention strategies

Charlene E. Hafer-Macko, MD, et al.

Stroke is one of the most debilitating conditions known. It is thought to cause several different events in the body, including muscle alterations. By examining differences in gene levels between muscles on the stroke and nonstroke side, we can help determine the likely causes of some of the loss of function seen in individuals with stroke. These gene differences include those that may contribute to muscle weakness, inflammation, and diabetes. This study is the first step in identifying how these genes may contribute to these differences.

Volume 45 Number 2, 2008
Pages 261 — 272

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