Kudos to Dr. Zhen Yan: Exercise Before Surgery Can Protect Muscles and Nerves

The Pharmacology Department would like to congratulate Dr. Zhen Yan and his team of researchers for their new findings in studying how the body is damaged by the restoration of blood flow. There is evidence that shows that pre-injury exercise has substantial benefits in terms of preserving both muscle and nerve. Please visit UVAConnect for the full story. These findings were also published in, Applied Physiology:

Rebecca J. Wilson, Joshua C. Drake, Di Cui, Matthew L. Ritger, Yuntian Guan, Jarrod A. Call, Mei Zhang, Lucia M. Leitner, Axel Godecke and Zhen Yan(2018). Voluntary running protects against neuromuscular dysfunction following hindlimb ischemia-reperfusion in mice. The Journal of Applied Physiology, https://www.physiology.org/doi/abs/10.1152/japplphysiol.00358.2018