myotropic

myotropic

 [mi″o-trop´ik]
having a special affinity for muscle.

myotropic

(mī″ō-trŏp′ĭk) [″ + trope, a turn]
Attracted to muscle tissue.
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Alternative anabolic agents such as nandrolone or oxandrolone exhibit significantly greater selectivity for myotropic properties, with minimal androgenic effects (myotrophic: androgenic activity ratio of 12 and 13, resp.) [12].
These processes are also observed in the mouse model of Chagas disease caused by a myotropic Trypanosoma cruzi strain, which develops a progressive inflammatory response and fibrosis in the heart, along with an intense skeletal myositis, in the chronic phase of infection [14].
This peptide was first identified through pharmacological screening for myotropic activity and was subsequently, in addition, found to have a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity, albeit relatively low potency.
Because our previous studies of vaccination have been performed with the reticulotropic Y strain (TcII), it was our intention to extend these studies using experimental infections with two myotropic strains of the parasites belonging to TcI (Colombian) and TcII (Brazil).
Its anabolic (myotropic) effects are observed as the development of a larger mass of muscles, increased maturity of skeletal bones and increased mineralization (C.D.
The myotropic and plasma-calcium modulating effects of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP).
Experimental Chagas' disease: Electrophysio logy and cell composition of the neuromyopathic inflammatory lesions in mice infected with a myotropic and a pantropic strain of Trypanosoma cruzi.
Relative binding affinities of testosterone, 19-nortestosterone and their 5-[alpha]-reduced derivatives to the androgen receptor and to other androgen-binding proteins--a suggested role of 5-[alpha]-reductive steroid-metabolism in the dissociation of myotropic and androgenic activities of 19-nortestosterone.
This novel peptide was named balteatide, reflecting its species of origin and its structural similarity to a previously reported myotropic peptide named sauvatide, from the skin secretion of Phyllomedusa sauvagei [15].
Hontebeyrie-Joskowicz, "Susceptible mice present higher macrophage activation than resistant mice during infections with myotropic strains of Trypanosoma cruzi," Parasite Immunology, vol.
Peptidergic neurons in the snail Helix pomatia: distribution of neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system that react with an antibody raised to an insect myotropic neuropeptide, leucokinin I.