Kristoffer Svensson
Kristoffer Svensson - PhD
Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging - 2018
Kristoffer Svensson

Kristoffer Svensson - PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher - University of California, San Diego
California, USA


Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging - 2018

Protein acetylation and age-related skeletal muscle contractile dysfunction

The ability of muscles to produce force decreases with age, which in turn decreases the ability to be independent (e.g. get up from a chair, or change clothes), and this can increase the risk of a debilitating fall. However, how muscles produce force is not fully understood and, therefore, neither is the decline of the ability to produce force with age. In the proposed research, Dr. Kristoffer Svensson will investigate the molecular messaging governing skeletal muscle contraction and force production. It is hypothesized that there are one or more proteins necessary to maintain normal force production in skeletal muscle during aging.  The goal of this research is to use the findings to develop therapeutic strategies to treat impaired muscle function in an aging population, allowing for improved functional independence and quality of life.

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