Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science




Dr. Earl Noble


The objective of the present study was to examine the stress-specific and muscle­ specific differences in the localization of Hsp70 and HSFI following two stressful conditions,exerciseandheatshock. Twofastmuscles,theplantaris(PInt)andthewhite vastus (WV) muscles were harvested from adult male Sprague-Dawley rats either 30 min and 24 hr post-exercise (EX) (1 hour treadmill run, 30m∕min, 2% grade) or post-heat shock (HS) (41.5-42.0 °C for 15 min). Western blots demonstrated an ~2 fold and an ~3.5 fold increase in Hsp70 in the Plnt and an ~5.5 fold and an ~9 fold increase in the WV 24 hr post-EX and 24 hr post-HS, respectively (P



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