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Genetics and Molecular Biology of Muscle Adaptation

Advances in Sport and Exercise Science series

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It starts with the origin of life and ends with the mechanisms that make muscles adapt to different forms of training. In between, it considers how evidence has been obtained about the extent of genetic influence on human capacities, how muscles and their fibres are studied for general properties and individual differences, and how molecular biological techniques have been combined with physiological ones to produce the new discipline of molecular exercise physiology. This is the first book on such topics written specifically for modules in exercise and sport science at final year Hons BSc and taught MSc levels.

Final year undergraduate students of sports science and of exercise physiology; coursework MSc students of same subjects.


Published: September 2006

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10077-2


  • 1. Origins

    2. Top-down studies of genetic contribution to differences in physical capacity

    3. Types of skeletal muscle fibre

    4. Introduction to molecular exercise physiology

    5. Adaptation to endurance training

    6. Adaptation to resistance training

    Appendix 1. RNA extraction and quantitative RT-PCR

    Appendix 2. Muscle extraction and WEstern blotting protocol



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