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P.1 - Elina Bengtsson
Flexural rigidity of motor propelled actin filaments in vitro at near physiological ionic strength

P.2 - Yurii Borovikov
The effect of the Glu40Lys mutation of α-tropomyosin on actin-myosin interaction during ATPase cycle

P.3 - Venus Joumaa
Cross bridge kinetics after active stretch in skinned fibres

P.4 - Valentina Kirillina
Effect of thyroid hormones on actin subdomain-1 movement induced by myosin subfragmant 1 binding in fast and slow rat skeletal muscles

P.5 - Patrick Lang
Probing the local mechanical properties of isolated skeletal myofibrils using atomic force microscopy

P.6 - Meishan Li
Force-generating capacity of human myosin isoforms extracted from single muscle fibre segments

P.7 - Kristian Overgaard
Positive and negative effects of acidification on dynamic contractile function in isolated rat soleus muscles

P.8 - Valentina Pallottini
3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl Coenzyme A reductase inhibitor simvastatin modifies skeletal muscle contraction

P.9 - Malin Persson
Heavy meromyosin head-surface distance on a silanized surface studied using fluorescence interference contrast microscopy

P.10 - Dilson Rassier
Length-dependent activation of skeletal muscle

P.11 - Massimo Reconditi
Relative contributions of myosin subfragment-1 and -2 to the compliance of muscle cross-bridges: X-ray diffraction evidence

P.12 - Dmitry Ushakov
Strain response of the myosin essential light chain in skeletal muscle fibres detected by FLIM

P.13 - Kamila Babicz
Insulin mediates rapid titin phosphorylation via NO-dependent activation of PKG

P.14 - Qing Chen
Structural and folding studies on the titin A-band/M-band transition region

P.15 - Nazha Hamdani
Cyclic GMP Enhancing Therapy Promotes Titin Phosphorylation and Corrects High Cardiomyocyte Passive Stiffness in Diastolic Heart Failure

P.16 - Justyna Karolczak
Innervation-dependent distribution of myosin VI in human and rat skeletal muscles

P.17 - Vsevolod Kurushin
Effects of short-term hypogravity on M-line transversal stiffness and one possible way to interpret stiffness data

P.18 - Ingo Morano
AHNAK1 and AHNAK2 are costameric proteins: AHNAK1 affects
transverse skeletal muscle fiber stiffness

P.19 - Irina Ogneva
Desmin content in the rat and Mongolian gerbils limb muscles at different stages of gravitational unloading

P.20 - Oday Salim
Unravelling the 3D structure of vertebrate muscle M-band

P.21 - James Sellers
Regulation of Drosophila myosin-7a by a protein binding partner

P.22 - Hannelore Haase
Ahnak1 modulates L-type Ca2+ channel inactivation of rodent cardiomyocytes

P.23 - Ines Pankonien
PKA phosphorylation of L-type calcium channel β2 subunit (Cavβ2) alters its interaction with ahnak1 

P.24 - Saskia Teucher
The cation channels TRPV2 and V4 channel are preferentially expressed in slow twitch muscle and TRPV2 is upregulated in soleus muscle of TRPV4 deficient mice

P.25 - Nadège Zanou
Essential role of TRPV2 ion channels in the sensitivity of dystrophic muscles to eccentric contractions

P.26 - Marta Canato
Lack of calsequestrin in the SR lumen causes free [Ca2+] fluctuation and SR depletion during repetitive stimulation

P.27 - Sylvie Ducreux
How does coordination between parvalbumin and mitochondria regulate the Ca2+ homeostasis in muscle?

P.28 - Emiliana Giacomello
Loss of the Ank1.5 muscle specific isoform causes morphological alterations and contractile response impairment in adult mouse skeletal muscles

P.29 - Keita Kanzaki
The effect of eccentric contractions on sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ handling in fast-twitch skeletal muscle of the rat

P.30 - Satoshi Matsunaga
Time course of changes in in vitro sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ handling and sarcolemmal Na+-K+-ATPase activity during eccentric contractions

P.31 - Alessandra Nori
Calsequestrin-1 is involved in calcium transient amplitude induced by electrical stimulation of fast-twitch muscle fibres

P.32 - Niels Ortenblad
Glycogen modulate EC coupling in elite triathletes, by affecting SR Ca2+ release rate

P.33 - Cecilia Paolini
Initial characterization of CASQ1/CASQ2 knockout (double CASQ-null) mice

P.34 - Feliciano Protasi
Progressive un-coupling of mitochondria from calcium release sites in ageing: implications for muscle performance

P.35 - Vincenzo Sorrentino
Molecular determinants of association of triadin to the junctional sarcoplasmic reticulum of skeletal muscle cells

P.36 - Peter Szentesi
Detection of elementary calcium release events in skeletal muscle by stationary wavelet method

P.37 - Giorgia Valle
Unfolded protein response is activated in heart carrying the mutation R33Q of calsequestrin (CS2) linked to catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia

P.38 - Siobhan Lisa Anton
HIF-1α regulates the oxidative capacity of adult rat skeletal muscle

P.39 - Erika Cvetko
3D estimation of the capillary pattern in human masseter muscle

P.40 - Einar Eftestøl Holm Hansen
Localization and function of SMPX (Chisel) in rodent skeletal muscle

P.41 - Nobuko Hagiwara
The role of Sox6 in skeletal muscle fiber type differentiation

P.42 - Nadia Halidi
Propagation of intercellular Ca2+ waves in arterial smooth muscle cells

P.43 - Helene Høimyr
The effects of VEGF on skeletal muscle phenotype in adult rats

P.44 - Tomaz Mars
Comparison of electroporation and lipofection for transfer of plasmid DNA into human myoblasts

P.45 - Marija Meznarič
Muscle fiber diameters of normal human diaphragm

P.46 - Samantha Peron
Different expression of sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 in skeletal muscle in relation to gender, age and use

P.47 - Sandrine Pouvreau
Superoxide flashes in skeletal muscle are produced by discrete arrays of active mitochondria operating coherently

P.48 - Vika Smerdu
Software for muscle fibre type classification and analysis

P.49 - Julie Staurseth
PGC-1β’s role in adult muscle plasticity in mice 

P.50 - Martin Steinberger
Mice deficient in the serum- and glucocorticoid-inducible kinase SGK1 show reduced muscle force and an increased fraction of type IIB fibres

P.51 - Kristian Vissing
Akt-mTOR signaling is preferentially activated by resistance exercise, while AMPK signaling is activated by both endurance exercise and resistance exercise in training-accustomed individuals

P.52 - Irina Agarkova
Sarcomeric M-band alterations characterize heart pathology

P.53 - Pauline Bennett
Connecting cardiomyocytes: cytoskeletal organisation at the intercalated disc

P.54 - Marina Bouche
Protein kinase C theta is required for cardiomyocyte survival and cardiac remodeling

P.55 - Olivier Cazorla
Regionalized ROS production depresses contractile function in ischemic heart failure: preventive effect of a chronic antioxidant therap

P.56 - Andrey Chadin
Role of Rho-associated kinase in myofibrillogenesis and contractility of cardiomyocytes

P.57 - Carmelina Chiarello
Presence, sub-cellular localization and function of Homer1a in cardiac myocytes

P.58 - Raffaele Coppini
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)-related action potential remodeling: impact on contractile function of human septal samples from diseased patients

P.59 - Sukriti Dewan
Altered relaxation kinetics and contractile phosho-proteome in a β-MHC model of congestive heart failure

P.60 - Cecilia Ferrantini
Age-related decline in contractile function of ventricular myofibrils from HCM patients carrying MYBPC3 mutations

P.61 - Daniel Fitzsimons
Single amino acid substitution at conserved residue confers unique kinetic properties to mouse alpha-cardiac myosin

P.62 - Corinne Huchet-Cadiou
Platform CARDIEX : a tool for functional exploration in small animals

P.63 - Masataka Kawai
A study of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) mutations of tropomyosin (Tm) in thin-filament reconstituted bovine myocardium (cardiac muscle fibers)

P.64 - Viola Kooij
Protein kinase C α phosphorylation of human cardiac troponin exerts a negative lusitropic and inotropic effect in human cardiomyocytes

P.65 - Sebastian Kötter
PKG-mediated phosphorylation of titin N2-B unique sequence is a conserved mechanism in mammalian heart

P.66 - Elena Kremneva
Distinct roles of ADF/cofilin isoforms in sarcomere assembly and maturation

P.67 - Martina Krüger
Insulin signaling regulates cardiac titin properties in heart development and diabetic cardiomyopathy

P.68 - Judith Krysiak
Protein phosphatase-5 is a novel player in the N2B-titin spring-associated signaling complex important for the cardiac hypertrophic response

P.69 - Mai Kuratani
Redox state of cardiac myofibrillar proteins in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

P.70 - Bertrand Leger
Chronic activation of β2-adrenoceptor signalling reduces cardiac mitochondrial protein synthesis and activity of oxidative enzymes in mice

P.71 - Christiane Look
Adipocyte fatty-acid binding protein contributes to heart failure by suppressing cardiomyocyte contraction

P.72 - Charlotte Lorin
Local disorganisations of myocytes membrane in mdx dilated cardiomyopathy

P.73 - Janine Lossie
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy caused by mutations in the essential myosin light chain gene: analysis of the pathomechanism

P.74 - Steven Marston
Uncoupling of TnI phosphorylation from decreased thin filament Ca2+-sensitivity can be triggered by mutations and post-translational modifications

P.75 - Andrew Easton Messer
Analysis of human cardiac MyBP-C phosphorylation in situ using phosphate affinity SDS-PAGE

P.76 - Aref Najafi
Myofilaments responsiveness to protein kinase A, protein phosphatase 1 and sarcomere length in human familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

P.77 - Sílvia Paula-Gomes
Insulin deficiency induces heart atrophy by activation of lysosomal and ubiquitin-proteasome proteolytic pathways in rats

P.78 - Michael Regnier
Mutations that alter cTnC Ca2+ binding affect interactions with cTnI and cardiomyocyte Ca2+ handling

P.79 - Nikita Rysev
The effect of D175N and E180G mutations of α-tropomyosin on actin-myosin interaction during ATPase cycle

P.80 - Valentina Sala
HGF/c-Met role in postnatal heart development

P.81 - Romy Siegert
The role of myomesin missense mutations on the genesis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

P.82 - Paulus Johannes Maria Wijnker
Relevance of protein phosphatase 2A in regulation of myofilament contractility in failing and non-failing human myocardium

P.83 - Luisa Boldrin
The host muscle environment has got a profound effect on satellite cell function

P.84 - Dana Cizkova
Experimental stem cell therapy: role of transplanted bone marrow cells in the skeletal muscle regeneration

P.85 - Anabel de la Garza
Myogenic properties of human mesenchymal stem cells derived from three different sources

P.86 - Tania Fiaschi
Adiponectin increases mesenchymal motility in muscle satellite cells

P.87 - Luca Madaro
Protein kinase c theta signaling regulates the expression of genes essential for myoblast fusion by regulating focal adhesion kinase activity

P.88 - Urska Matkovic
Proliferation of human myoblasts in vitro is enhanced by LPS-induced IL-6 secretion but not by addition of synthetic IL-6

P.89 - Giacomo Palazzolo
Directed transdifferentiation of fibroblasts to muscle cells by defined factors

P.90 - Daniele Parolini
Cell therapy of muscular dystrophy with engineered CD133+ cells

P.91 - Katarina Pegan
The effect of hypoxia on the apoptosis in the precursors of human muscle regeneration under in vitro conditions

P.92 - Andrea Repele
Oxygen concentration does not influence growth and differentiation of clonal population of satellite cells

P.93 - Dagmara Robakowska-Hyzorek
Effects of some new single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in MRF4 and PTPRQ genes on MRF4 expression level in bovine longissimus dorsi muscle

P.94 - Olga Stepanova
Myosin-activating protein kinases – potential regulators of non-muscle myosin IIB in the heart

P.95 - Luca Urbani
Myogenic cells delivered through photopolymerizable Hydrogel scaffold improve muscle regeneration

P.96 - Luiz Roberto Grassmann Bechara
Effects of moderate and high-intensity continuous training and high-intensity interval training on skeletal muscle phenotype and exercise tolerance in heart failure rats

P.97 - Anna Borzykh
The effects of treadmill aerobic training with different patterns of load on feed arteries of locomotor and respiratory muscles in the rat

P.98 - Roberto Bottinelli
In vivo and in vitro analysis of human skeletal muscle following neuromuscular electrical stimulation

P.99 - Martino Franchi
Different human skeletal muscle architectural adaptations to eccentric and concentric training matched for neural activation

P.100 - Kasper Gejl
Exhaustive exercise affects contractile properties of single human muscle fibres

P.101 - Lars Hvid
Short-term immobilization impairs human single muscle fibre contractility in young and old

P.102 - Christina Karatzaferi
Long-term effects of exercise training and dopamine agonists in patients with uremic restless legs syndrome: a six-month randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study

P.103 - Filippo Macaluso
Muscle damage induced by an acute bout of plyometric exercise

P.104 - Lisa Maccatrozzo
RealtimePCR investigations of MyHCs and myogenic factors in muscle remodeling induced by electrostimulation in young and elderly subjects

P.105 - Joachim Nielsen
Subcellular localization-dependent usage of skeletal muscle glycogen during 1 hr exhaustive arm and leg exercise

P.106 - Prashanth Kumar Kandalla
MGF an isoform of the IGF-I induces human myotube hypertrophy and activates human muscle satellite cells

P.107 - Hamdi Mahmood
DHT modulates force production and amino acid uptake in mammalian fast- and slow-twitch skeletal muscle fibres via an EGFR dependent pathway

P.108 - Rizwan Qaisar
Myonuclear domain size and 3D myonuclear organization in single muscle fibers from myostatin deficient or IGF1 overexpressing mice

P.109 - Olga Turtikova
Local effects of intramuscular mechano growth factor administration on intact rats and during the recovery from alcoholic myopathy

P.110 - Craig Robert Wright
The role of G-CSF in the growth and development of skeletal muscle cells in vitro

P.111 - Sudhakar Aare
The role of sepsis in the development of limb muscle weakness in a porcine ICU model

P.112 - Takayuki Akimoto
Translational suppressions of atrophic regulators by a microRNA integrate resistance against skeletal muscle atrophy

P.113 - Domiziana Costamagna
Involvement of autophagy in the pathogenesis of cancer-induced muscle wasting

P.114 - Stefania Dalise
The Haptoglobin deficient mouse as a novel model to study the effects of oxidative stress in the muscle

P.115 - Gabriel Delfino
The anterior cruciate ligament rupture increases the atrogenes expression in quadriceps muscle of rats

P.116 - Dominique Desplanches
Oxidative stress, apoptosis and proteolysis in skeletal muscle repair after unloading

P.117 - Erwan Dupont
Electrostimulation during hindlimb unloading modulates PI3K-AKT downstream targets without preventing soleus atrophy and restores slow phenotype through ERK

P.118 - Elena Esra Foditsch
Postmortem degradation of the skeletal muscle organ in pigs at two different storage temperatures. A histological, fine structural and histochemical approach

P.119 - Mariarita Galbiati
Effects of mutated SOD1 overexpression in muscle cells

P.120 - Evgenia Kachaeva
Time-course changes in ubiquitin ligases expression during unloading,  disuse combined with stretch, reloading in norm and under low oxygen

P.121 - Eduardo Lira
Rolipram, a selective phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor, reduces muscle protein catabolism by inhibiting atrophy/autophagy-related genes expression through cAMP pathway

P.122 - Igor Luchini Baptista
Effects of leucine supplementation under muscle atrophy occur via UPS system and independently of protein synthesis

P.123 - Evgeny Lysenko
Some parameters of the protein synthesis regulation during chronic alcohol intoxication in human

P.124 - Leandro Manfredi
Acute cold exposure increases proteolysis but does not change the rates of protein synthesis in skeletal muscles of rats

P.125 - Alessandra Medeiros
Creatine supplementation does not attenuate dexamethasone-induced skeletal muscle atrophy and impaired glucose homeostasis in rats

P.126 - Peter James Mullen
Statins, cardiac mitochondria and atrogin-1

P.127 - Gabriel Mutungi
TNF-α inhibits the activation of the MAPK family in mammalian skeletal muscles via a COX dependent pathway

P.128 - Tatiana Nemirovskaya
Influence of nNOS activity changes on signaling pathways of rat soleus under unloading and stretching

P.129 - Carolina Ramirez
Acute joint inflammation alters the genic expression in soleus and tibialis anterior rat muscles

P.130 - Guillaume Renaud
Effects of sepsis on skeletal muscle cell function in fast- and slow-twitch muscles

P.131 - Karin Roider
Do the decreased postmortem pH-values influence the pattern of postmortem degradation of the skeletal muscle organ – a histological and fine structural pilot study on rats using different pH-values for fixation

P.132 - Aaron Russell
PGC-1α and PGC-1β, as well as microRNAs-1, -206 and -455, are altered in skeletal muscle of patients with ALS and neurogenic disease

P.133 - Boris Shenkman
Liver and muscle IGF-I expression and signaling molecules in soleus muscle in the course of hindlimb unloading

P.134 - Renae Stefanetti
Atrogin-1 regulation in human and mouse skeletal myotubes

P.135 - Mirta Tomasi
Genetic ablation of Calsequestrin1 (CASQ1) causes atrophy via activation of proteolytic systems and up-regulation of PGC1α

P.136 - Aline Villa Nova Bacurau
Endurance training prevents skeletal muscle atrophy by activating IGF-I/AKT/mTOR pathway in a genetic model of sympathetic hyperactivity induced heart failure

P.137 - Vanessa Voltarelli
Role of β2-adrenoceptors on skeletal muscle atrophy of myocardial infarction-induced heart failure mice

P.138 - Marita Wallace
Knock-down of striated muscle activator of rho signalling (STARS) results in reduced protein synthesis and increased protein degradation

P.139 - Alessandra Zufferli
Role of sphingolipids pathway in muscle atrophy

P.140 - Francesco Chemello
Microgenomics of type 1 and type 2B skeletal muscle fibres

P.141 - Stefanie Klede
Myocardial proteome and signaling alterations caused by deficiency in muscle lim protein

P.142 - Monica Llano Diez
Time-resolved analyses of gene expression in a rodent ICU model

P.143 - Maria Antonietta Pellegrino
Proteome analysis of skeletal muscle adaptations to 8 and 35-days bed rest

P.144 - Flavio Ronzoni
Altered gene expression profile in genetically-induced muscle hypertrophy

P.145 - Akshay Bareja
Assessing the effects of exercise-induced stress on the Fiona mouse model

P.146 - Katja Gehmlich
A novel truncation mutation in desmocollin-2 reveals insights into the interdependence of desmosomes and gap junctions

P.147 - Susann Lehmann
Regulation of muscle dystrophies and protein degradation by the kinome of C. elegans

P.148 - Alberto Malerba
Chronic systemic delivery of low dose morpholino oligomers substantially ameliorates the muscle dystrophic phenotype and normalises activity in mdx mice

P.149 - Massimiliano Memo
Loss-of-function and gain-of-function mutations in actin that cause skeletal muscle diseases act on tropomyosin switching

P.150 - Ludivine Mondin
Calcineurin/NFAT-induced expression of IP3R-1 is involved in dystrophin-deficient muscle cell death

P.151 - Julien Ochala
Do all patients with NEB-based nemaline myopathy share common cellular and molecular alterations leading to muscle weakness?

P.152 - Tone-Kari Østbye
Muscle abnormalities in Atlantic salmon

P.153 - Sarah Pigozzo
Efficiency of antisense-mediated exon skipping in normal and mutated DMD genes

P.154 - John Rowell
Silencing SelN disrupts the antioxidant response and misregulates muscle differentiation

P.155 - Jaakko Sarparanta
Myospryn interacts with M-band titin and calpain 3

P.156 - Pascal Sirvent
Muscle mitochondrial metabolism and calcium signaling impairment in patients treated with statins

P.157 - Tilman Voigt
Are perisynaptic Schwann cells of neuromuscular junctions affected by spinal muscular atrophy?


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Local Organising Committee

Carlo Reggiani
Marco Sandri
Girolamo Lanfranchi
Corrado Angelini
Antonio Paoli