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Performance of Repetitive Tasks Induces Decreased Grip Strength and Increased Fibrogenic Proteins in Skeletal Muscle: Role of Force and Inflammation

  • Samir M. Abdelmagid,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Division, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Ann E. Barr,

    Affiliation: College of Health Professions, Pacific University, Hillsboro, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Mario Rico,

    Affiliation: Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Mamta Amin,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Judith Litvin,

    Affiliations: Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Musculoskeletal Research Group, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Steven N. Popoff,

    Affiliations: Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Musculoskeletal Research Group, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Fayez F. Safadi,

    Affiliations: Musculoskeletal Research Group, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Mary F. Barbe mail

    mary.barbe@temple.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Musculoskeletal Research Group, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: May 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038359

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