The Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine
Online ISSN : 2186-8123
Print ISSN : 2186-8131
ISSN-L : 2186-8131
Short Review Article
Attenuating effects of clenbuterol, β2-agonist, on immobilization - induced atrophy of rat hindlimb muscle fibers
Hideki SuzukiTakashi Kitaura
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2015 年 4 巻 5 号 p. 363-367


In this review, we discuss the morphologic influence of clenbuterol on muscle atrophy with particular focus on cast-immobilization used in surgical care. β2-agonists induce muscle hypertrophy, particularly in fast muscles. Similar to these anabolic actions, the β2-agonist clenbuterol attenuates immobilization-induced atrophy in fast muscles. Furthermore, the attenuating effects of this agonist on muscle atrophy may be related to its preventative effect in fast muscle fibers.

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