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Excerpt — Biochemistry Primer for Exercise Science-4th Edition

Resistance training increases the rate of muscle-protein synthesis

The control of gene expression in skeletal muscle has been an area of active research for many years.

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MicroRNAs and the adaptive response to exercise training

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of short, noncoding RNA molecules that bind to mRNA molecules and play a central role in regulating gene expression through posttranscriptional gene silencing (reviewed in Bushati and Cohen 2007).

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The negative effect of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) on human cells

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are sometimes collectively referred to as reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS). RONS, and particularly the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, can react with many molecules in cells, including DNA, proteins, and lipids.

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