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NOS isoform-specific regulation of basal but not exercise-induced mitochondrial biogenesis in mouse skeletal muscle

GD Wadley, J Choate, GK McConell



Nitric oxide is a potential regulator of mitochondrial biogenesis. Therefore, we investigated if mice deficient in endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS-/-) or neuronal NOS (nNOS-/-) have attenuated activation of skeletal muscle mitochondrial biogenesis in response to exercise. eNOS-/-, nNOS-/- and C57Bl/6 (CON) mice (16.3 +/- 0.2 weeks old) either remained in their cages (basal) or ran on a treadmill (16 m min(-1), 5% grade) for 60 min (n = 8 per group) and were killed 6 h after exercise. Other eNOS-/-, nNOS-/- and CON mice exercise trained for 9 days (60 min per day) and were killed 24 h after the last bout of exercise training. eNOS-/- mice had significantly higher nNOS protein and nNOS..

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