Effect of muscle loss on gastrocnemius muscle lipid hydroperoxide and antioxidant levels in emphysemic hamsters and controls. (A) Tert-butyl hydroperoxide-initiated chemiluminescence was monitored continuously for 40 min. The area under the curve for each animal was determined for comparisons between groups. (B) Total Reactive Antioxidant Potential in gastrocnemius muscles of emphysema and control hamsters. The bars represent the means of 8 animals. Statistical analyses were performed by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) followed by Bonferroni’s multiple comparison test, with p < 0.05 considered significant. *p < 0.001 to CS; #p < 0.001 relative to E20, as detected by one-way ANOVA followed by Bonferroni’s multiple comparison test.
Tonon et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:39 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-39