Nausheen Khan

Title: BDS, MSc (Dental Public Health), Guest researcher
Phone: +46 90 786 51 36
Address: Dept. of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå

Age related changes in jaw, extra ocular and limb muscles

The project investigates age-related changes in fiber area, fiber phenotype composition and capillary supply in one jaw muscle, the masseter, four eye muscles, the extra ocular rectii muscles and for comparison, in one limb muscle, the biceps brachii. It also assesses the influence of foetal proteins on the above parameters in young and old masseter muscle samples.

A better understanding of the structural and functional profile and changes in the limb and cranial muscles over time are crucial for effective prevention and clinical intervention in patients with musculoskeletal pain, ocular myopathies and craniomandibular dysfunction. It might reveal scope for any reversible components in this aging problem. 

Publications 2008-2012Laboratory of Muscle Biology

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