Experimental Muscle Mechanics in Aging and Disease
Join Dr. Rizwan Qaisar and Matt Borkowski for a deep dive into the experimental protocols used for measuring muscle function and mechanics for in vivo and in vitro research. The focus of this webinar is on the mechanisms underlying muscle impairment associated with aging and age-related diseases. This research evaluates the regulation of muscle contraction at the motor protein, single muscle fiber, and whole muscle levels using in vitro, in situ and in vivo methods in experimental and clinical settings.
Key topics covered during this webinar include…
- Contractile dysfunction in sarcopenia involves alterations at motor protein, single fibers and whole muscle levels in rodent models of aging and elderly humans
- Loss of calcium regulation by muscle SR plays a pivotal role in muscle atrophy and weakness associated with sarcopenia
- Age-associated comorbidities such as COPD and Parkinson’s disease accelerated the sarcopenia phenotype in humans
- Circulating biomarkers such as CAF22 can be useful predictors of muscle mass and strength in accelerated sarcopenia
Rizwan Qaisar, MBBS. Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Basic Medical Sciences
College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, UAE
Engineering Sales & Marketing Manager
Aurora Scientific Inc.