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Suramin affects metalloproteinase-9 activity and increases beta-dystroglycan levels in the diaphragm of the dystrophin-deficient mdx MOUSE.
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PMID:  23055317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Introduction: In Duchenne muscular dystrophy and in the mdx mouse, muscle fiber degeneration and subsequent fibrosis lead to cardiorespiratory failure. Previously, we demonstrated that the anti-fibrotic agent suramin was effective in decreasing fibrosis in mdx muscles. In this study, we were interested to see whether suramin could affect metalloproteinases (MMP) and improve the functional activity of the mdx diaphragm muscle. Methods: Zymography was performed to evaluate MMP-2 and MMP-9 activity. Western blotting was used to analyze the levels of beta-dystroglycan. Muscle function was assessed in hemidiaphragm in vitro preparations. Results: We found that suramin affects metalloproteinase-9 activity and increases beta-dystroglycan. Furthermore, suramin also protects against diaphragm muscle fatigue over time. Conclusions: These results show the potential benefits of suramin in maintaining the structure of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex. Muscle Nerve, 46:810-813, 2012.
Ana Paula Tiemi Taniguti; Cíntia Yuri Matsumura; Léa Rodrigues-Simioni; Humberto Santo Neto; Maria Julia Marques
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Muscle & nerve     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1097-4598     ISO Abbreviation:  Muscle Nerve     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803146     Medline TA:  Muscle Nerve     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  810-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Departamento de Anatomia, Biologia Celular, Fisiologia e Biofísica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, 13083-970, Brazil; Departamento de Farmacologia, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, 13083-970, Brazil.
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