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AMP-activated protein kinase response to contractions and treatment with the AMPK activator AICAR in young adult and old skeletal muscle
(East Carolina University, 2009-05-01)
One characteristic of aging skeletal muscle is a decline in mitochondrial function. Activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)occurs in response to an increased AMP/ATP ratio,which is one potential result of ...
Metabolic Inflexibility in Skeletal Muscle With Obesity
(East Carolina University, 2009)
The skeletal muscle of obese individuals has a reduced capacity to oxidize lipids. The hypothesis to be tested in this dissertation is that the ability to regulate lipid oxidation in response to lipid exposure is impaired ...
A sex-specific relationship between capillary density and anaerobic threshold
(East Carolina University, 2009-04)
Although both capillary density and peak oxygen consumption (VO2) improve with exercise training, it is difficult to find a relationship between these two measures. It has been suggested that peak VO2 may be more related ...
Intramuscular Lipid Metabolism, Insulin Action and Obesity
(East Carolina University, 2009-01)
With the increasing prevalence of obesity, research has focused on the molecular mechanism(s) linking obesity and skeletal muscle insulin resistance. Metabolic alterations within muscle, such as changes in the cellular ...