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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 5695217, 8 pages
Research Article

Electrical Stimulation of Denervated Rat Skeletal Muscle Retards Capillary and Muscle Loss in Early Stages of Disuse Atrophy

1Institute for Human Movement and Medical Sciences, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata, Japan
2National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, Kanoya, Japan
3Niigata Rehabilitation Hospital, Niigata, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to Hiroyuki Tamaki;

Received 8 January 2017; Accepted 29 March 2017; Published 13 April 2017

Academic Editor: Leonardo F. Ferreira

Copyright © 2017 Kouki Nakagawa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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