Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology

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Contact

Ruth Chai

Phone: (+61 8) 6488 1498


Start date

Jul 2009

Submission date

Jul 2012

Curriculum vitae

Ruth Chai CV
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Ruth Chai

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Thesis

Denervation in Sarcopenia

Summary

The reasons for sarcopenia are unclear. Loss of myofibre innervation (denervation) in aged muscle is supported by myofibre loss, myofibre type grouping and co-expression of more than one myosin isoform in very old muscles.

Why my research is important

While sarcopenia is widely studied in rats, the role of proper innervation has barely been studied in geriatric mice.

Funding

  • SIRF (Scholarships for International Research Fees) & University International Stipend (UIS)