Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Exploring How The Body Adapts To Exercise At Altitude: Hypoxia Affects Muscle And Nerve Responses

Date:
July 12, 2009
Source:
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Summary:
Exercise requires the integrated activity of every organ and tissue in the body, and understanding how these respond to the decreased oxygen levels present at moderate to high altitude is the focus of the current special issue of High Altitude Medicine & Biology.

Exercise requires the integrated activity of every organ and tissue in the body, and understanding how these respond to the decreased oxygen levels present at moderate to high altitude is the focus of the current special issue of High Altitude Medicine & Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (http://www.liebertpub.com).

The entire issue is available free online at http://www.liebertpub.com/ham.

Guest Editor Peter D. Wagner, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine & Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego, presents six review articles written by expert researchers in the field of high altitude medicine that explore various aspects of exercise at altitude, including muscle and nerve function, metabolic responses, and changes that occur at the cellular level.

Hypoxia, or reduced blood oxygen levels, represents a threat to the body, explains Dr. Wagner. "These threats are countered by immediate physiological responses and also by longer term adaptive responses...to enhance both O2 transport and exercise capacity," he writes in an editorial introducing this special issue.

In the review entitled, "Air to Muscle O2 Delivery during Exercise at Altitude," Josι Calbet, from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), and Carsten Lundby, from Arhus University (Denmark), propose that humans maintain a functional reserve of oxygen in the muscles that they can draw on during exercising in hypoxia. Philo Saunders, David Pyne, and Christopher Gore, from the Australian Institute of Sport (Canberra), focus on the potential benefits athletes might achieve by training at moderate altitude in, "Endurance Training at Altitude." The implications of reduced oxygen for the human nervous system are the topic of an article by Markus Amann, from the University of Zurich and the University of Utah, and Bengt Kayser, from the University of Geneva, titled, "Nervous System Function during Exercise in Hypoxia."

How hypoxia brings about changes in the proteins expressed by muscle cells to help them adapt to lower oxygen availability is explored in two reviews: "Muscle Bioenergetics and Metabolic Control at Altitude," by Paolo Cerretelli, Mauro Marzorati, and Claudio Marconi, from the National Research Council, Milan, Italy, and, "Plasticity of the Muscle Proteome to Exercise at Altitude," by Martin Flueck, from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). Hypoxia also affects the ability of muscles to contract, as Stιphane Perrey and Thomas Rupp, from the University of Montpellier (France), explain in, "Altitude-Induced Changes in Muscle Contractile Properties."

 


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News. "Exploring How The Body Adapts To Exercise At Altitude: Hypoxia Affects Muscle And Nerve Responses." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 July 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090629165639.htm>.
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News. (2009, July 12). Exploring How The Body Adapts To Exercise At Altitude: Hypoxia Affects Muscle And Nerve Responses. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090629165639.htm
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News. "Exploring How The Body Adapts To Exercise At Altitude: Hypoxia Affects Muscle And Nerve Responses." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090629165639.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

Share This



More Health & Medicine News

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Could Even Casual Marijuana Use Alter Your Brain?

Could Even Casual Marijuana Use Alter Your Brain?

Newsy (Apr. 16, 2014) — A new study conducted by researchers at Northwestern and Harvard suggests even casual marijuana use can alter your brain. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Thousands Of Vials Of SARS Virus Go Missing

Thousands Of Vials Of SARS Virus Go Missing

Newsy (Apr. 16, 2014) — A research institute in Paris somehow misplaced more than 2,000 vials of the deadly SARS virus. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Formerly Conjoined Twins Released From Dallas Hospital

Formerly Conjoined Twins Released From Dallas Hospital

Newsy (Apr. 16, 2014) — Conjoined twins Emmett and Owen Ezell were separated by doctors in August. Now, nearly nine months later, they're being released from the hospital. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Ebola Outbreak Now Linked To 121 Deaths

Ebola Outbreak Now Linked To 121 Deaths

Newsy (Apr. 15, 2014) — The ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is now linked to 121 deaths. Health officials fear the virus will continue to spread in urban areas. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins