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Allopurinol partially prevents disuse muscle atrophy in mice and humans

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, February 2018
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Title
Allopurinol partially prevents disuse muscle atrophy in mice and humans
Published in
Scientific Reports, February 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-21552-1
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Beatriz Ferrando, Mari Carmen Gomez-Cabrera, Andrea Salvador-Pascual, Carlos Puchades, Frederic Derbré, Arlette Gratas-Delamarche, Ludovic Laparre, Gloria Olaso-Gonzalez, Miguel Cerda, Enrique Viosca, Ana Alabajos, Vicente Sebastiá, Angel Alberich-Bayarri, Fabio García-Castro, Jose Viña

Abstract

Disuse muscle wasting will likely affect everyone in his or her lifetime in response to pathologies such as joint immobilization, inactivity or bed rest. There are no good therapies to treat it. We previously found that allopurinol, a drug widely used to treat gout, protects muscle damage after exhaustive exercise and results in functional gains in old individuals. Thus, we decided to test its effect in the prevention of soleus muscle atrophy after two weeks of hindlimb unloading in mice, and lower leg immobilization following ankle sprain in humans (EudraCT: 2011-003541-17). Our results show that allopurinol partially protects against muscle atrophy in both mice and humans. The protective effect of allopurinol is similar to that of resistance exercise which is the best-known way to prevent muscle mass loss in disuse human models. We report that allopurinol protects against the loss of muscle mass by inhibiting the expression of ubiquitin ligases. Our results suggest that the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway is an appropriate therapeutic target to inhibit muscle wasting and emphasizes the role of allopurinol as a non-hormonal intervention to treat disuse muscle atrophy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 22%
Student > Master 5 19%
Unspecified 5 19%
Researcher 4 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 11%
Other 4 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 6 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 15%
Other 3 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 April 2019.
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#2,300,422
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#16,836
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#70,182
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