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28.01.2020 | Letter to the Editor

Age-related structural alterations of skeletal muscles and associated capillaries

Zeitschrift:
Angiogenesis
Autoren:
Kaedeko Fukada, Kentaro Kajiya
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Abstract

Aging is associated with a progressive decline in muscle mass, strength, and quality. We have previously demonstrated the important role of the blood vasculature system in ultraviolet (UV) light-induced changes in skin and its molecular mechanisms. Whereas recent findings revealed structural alterations of the cutaneous vasculature in aged and photoaged human skin, structural changes of blood vessels in skeletal muscles with age have remained unclear. Although, facial skeletal muscles could be involved in skin-aging, here, we show—for the first time—that, in the lateral great muscle, the cross-sectional muscle fiber area and vessels size were decreased in older skin compared with that in younger skin. In the orbicularis oculi muscle, no significant interaction between age and the muscle fiber area was observed. However, a significantly decreased ratio of muscle area was indicated in older skin compared with that in younger skin. Interestingly, the pericyte-covered vessels ratio was decreased in older skin. Therefore, we found that the skeletal muscle capillary destabilizes with age. In summary, we revealed that the lateral great muscle and the orbicularis oculi muscle fibers become thinner with age due to the destabilization of skeletal muscle capillaries. Therapeutic targeting of muscle capillaries might affect the decline of skeletal muscles with age and could potentially regulate muscle/skin-aging.

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