Mechanisms of Muscle Weakness Associated with Bone Metastases



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Mohammad, Khalid S. and Guise, Theresa A. and Manzano García, Miguel and Vallet Regí, María (2017) Mechanisms of Muscle Weakness Associated with Bone Metastases. International Journal of Cancer and Oncology, 4 (1). ISSN 2377-0902

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Cancer-associated muscle dysfunction represents a deadly clinical problem, with ca. 80% mortality together with an increased toxicity from cancer treatment.. The normal bone remodeling might be disrupted by tumor cells that metastasize to bone in certain stages of cancer, which results in increased morbidity including muscle weakness. The reason for that muscle weakness might be attributed to the reduction on muscle mass or the reduction of muscle function. In fact, it has been demonstrated that in advanced cancers, it is probably caused by a combination of reductions, quantity and quality of muscle. This review focuses on the mechanisms that bone metastases promote skeletal muscle weakness.

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RESEARCHER ID K-3719-2014(Miguel Manzano García)
ORCID 0000-0001-6238-6111(Miguel Manzano García)
RESEARCHER ID M-3378-2014 (María Vallet Regí)
ORCID 0000-0002-6104-4889 (María Vallet Regí)

Subjects:Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Inorganic chemistry
ID Code:41696
Deposited On:19 May 2017 11:59
Last Modified:22 May 2017 11:57

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