Journal article

Effect of nitric oxide synthase inhibition on mitochondrial biogenesis in rat skeletal muscle

GD Wadley, GK McConell

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY | AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2007

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibition decreased basal and exercise-induced skeletal muscle mitochondrial biogenesis. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned to one of four treatment groups: NOS inhibitor N(G)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME, ingested for 2 days in drinking water, 1 mg/ml) followed by acute exercise, no l-NAME ingestion and acute exercise, rest plus l-NAME, and rest without l-NAME. The exercised rats ran on a treadmill for 53 +/- 2 min and were then killed 4 h later. NOS inhibition significantly (P < 0.05; main effect) decreased basal peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator 1beta (PGC-1beta) mRNA le..

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