Figure 7. Telomerase activity. Telomerase activity was assayed with a TRAPeze RT Telomerase Detection Kit (Millipore) for fluorometric detection and real-time quantification in pectoralis major (PM) and quadriceps femoris vastus medialis (QF-VM). The telomerase values are arbitrary units relative to the TSR8 amplification, according to the assay kit protocol (Supplementary Material 2). The data are the mean ± s.d. *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01 vs SD, unless otherwise specified.