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E D Hanson, S Sakkal, W S Evans, J A Violet, C L Battaglini, G K McConell, A Hayes
Exercise training reduces the side effects of cancer treatments; however, the stress hormone response to acute exercise during prostate cancer (PCa) treatment is unclear. The study purpose was to examine the effects of acute exercise on circulating cortisol, epinephrine (Epi), and norepinephrine (NE) concentrations during PCa treatment with and without androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Men with PCa (n = 11), with PCa on ADT (n = 11), and with non-cancer controls (n = 8) had blood samples for stress hormones collected before and immediately (0 hour), 2 hours, and 24 hours after 45 minutes of intermittent cycling at 60% of peak wattage...
April 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Xuzhu Lin, Lewan Parker, Emma Mclennan, Xinmei Zhang, Alan Hayes, Glenn McConell, Tara C Brennan-Speranza, Itamar Levinger
Uncarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC) stimulates muscle glucose uptake in mice EDL and soleus muscles. However, whether ucOC also exerts a similar effect in insulin-stimulated muscles in a muscle type-specific manner is currently unclear. We aimed to test the hypothesis that, with insulin stimulation, ucOC per se has a greater effect on oxidative muscle compared with glycolytic muscle, and to explore the underlying mechanisms. Mouse (C57BL6, male 9-12 weeks) extensor digitorum longus (EDL) and soleus muscles were isolated and longitudinally split into halves...
February 9, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
R Bescos, M J Boden, M L Jackson, A J Trewin, E C Marin, I Levinger, A Garnham, D S Hiam, F Falcao-Tebas, F Conte, J A Owens, D J Kennaway, G K McConell
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of 4 consecutive simulated night shifts on glucose homeostasis, mitochondrial function and central and peripheral rhythmicities compared with a simulated day shift schedule. METHODS: Seventeen healthy adults (8M:9F) matched for sleep, physical activity and dietary/fat intake participated in this study (night shift work n = 9; day shift work n = 8). Glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity before and after 4 nights of shift work were measured by an intravenous glucose tolerance test and a hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemic clamp respectively...
January 22, 2018: Acta Physiologica
Xuzhu Lin, Lewan Parker, Emma Mclennan, Xinmei Zhang, Alan Hayes, Glenn McConell, Tara C Brennan-Speranza, Itamar Levinger
Emerging evidence suggests that undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC) improves muscle glucose uptake in rodents. However, whether ucOC can directly increase glucose uptake in both glycolytic and oxidative muscles and the possible mechanisms of action still need further exploration. We tested the hypothesis that ucOC per se stimulates muscle glucose uptake via extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK), and/or the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2)-protein kinase B (AKT)-AKT substrate of 160 kDa (AS160) signaling cascade...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Youn-Bum Sung, Jun-Cheol Lee, Kyoung Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of taping and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation in stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty patients who were diagnosed with hemiparalysis due to stroke were selected as subjects of study. Experiment group 1 patients had Kinesio taping applied before applying the PNF, while experiment group 2 patients had McConell taping applied before applying the PNF. The control group had only the PNF applied. The dartfish program was used to evaluate the stance phase of stroke patients...
November 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Adam J Trewin, Itamar Levinger, Lewan Parker, Christopher S Shaw, Fabio R Serpiello, Mitchell J Anderson, Glenn K McConell, David L Hare, Nigel K Stepto
Obesity, sedentary lifestyle and aging are associated with mitochondrial dysfunction and impaired insulin sensitivity. Acute exercise increases insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle; however, whether mitochondria are involved in these processes remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of insulin stimulation at rest and after acute exercise on skeletal muscle mitochondrial respiratory function (JO2) and hydrogen peroxide emission (JH2O2), and the associations with insulin sensitivity in obese, sedentary men...
2017: PloS One
Xinmei Zhang, Danielle Hiam, Yet-Hoi Hong, Anthony Zulli, Alan Hayes, Stephen Rattigan, Glenn K McConell
KEY POINTS: People with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes can substantially increase their skeletal muscle glucose uptake during exercise and insulin sensitivity after exercise. Skeletal muscle nitric oxide (NO) is important for glucose uptake during exercise, although how prior exercise increases insulin sensitivity is unclear. In the present study, we examined whether NO is necessary for normal increases in skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity after contraction ex vivo in mouse muscle...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
Thaysa Ghiarone, Thays Ataide-Silva, Romulo Bertuzzi, Glenn Kevin McConell, Adriano Eduardo Lima-Silva
While nitrate supplementation influences oxygen uptake (V̇O2 ) response to exercise, this effect may be intensity dependent. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of acute nitrate supplementation on V̇O2 response during different exercise intensity domains in humans. Eleven men ingested 10 mg·kg-1 body mass (8.76 ± 1.35 mmol) of sodium nitrate or sodium chloride (placebo) 2.5 h before cycling at moderate (90% of gas exchange threshold; GET), heavy (GET + 40% of the difference between GET and peak oxygen uptake (V̇O2peak ), Δ 40) or severe (GET + 80% of the difference between GET and V̇O2peak , Δ 80) exercise intensities...
November 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
Carlos Rafaell Correia-Oliveira, João Paulo Lopes-Silva, Romulo Bertuzzi, Glenn K McConell, David John Bishop, Adriano Eduardo Lima-Silva, Maria Augusta Peduti Dal'molin Kiss
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the effect of preexercise metabolic acidosis and alkalosis on power output (PO) and aerobic and anaerobic energy expenditure during a 4-km cycling time trial (TT). METHODS: Eleven recreationally trained cyclists (V˙O2peak 54.1 ± 9.3 mL·kg·min) performed a 4-km TT 100 min after ingesting in a double-blind matter 0.15 g·kg of body mass of ammonium chloride (NH4Cl, acidosis), 0.3 g·kg of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3, alkalosis), or 0...
September 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Tayyab Mohyuddin, Shahbaz Sarwar, Dawar Ayyaz
We report a case of 34-year patient who had uncomplicated elective caesarean-section. Postoperatively, she developed sudden hypotension, bradycardia, dyspnea and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), all signs associated with amniotic fluid embolism (AFE). Echocardiogram showed signs of acutely increased right ventricular after load including McConell's sign, i.e. right ventricular dilatation, segmental hypokinesia (mid-right ventricular) and hypercontractile right ventricular apex and overall right ventricular dysfunction...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Kim A Sjøberg, Christian Frøsig, Rasmus Kjøbsted, Lykke Sylow, Maximilian Kleinert, Andrew C Betik, Christopher S Shaw, Bente Kiens, Jørgen F P Wojtaszewski, Stephen Rattigan, Erik A Richter, Glenn K McConell
Insulin resistance is a major health risk, and although exercise clearly improves skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity, the mechanisms are unclear. Here we show that initiation of a euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp 4 h after single-legged exercise in humans increased microvascular perfusion (determined by contrast-enhanced ultrasound) by 65% in the exercised leg and 25% in the rested leg ( P < 0.05) and that leg glucose uptake increased 50% more ( P < 0.05) in the exercised leg than in the rested leg...
June 2017: Diabetes
Cara A Timpani, Adam J Trewin, Vanesa Stojanovska, Ainsley Robinson, Craig A Goodman, Kulmira Nurgali, Andrew C Betik, Nigel Stepto, Alan Hayes, Glenn K McConell, Emma Rybalka
Duchenne muscular dystrophy arises from the loss of dystrophin and is characterized by calcium dysregulation, muscular atrophy, and metabolic dysfunction. The secondary reduction of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) from the sarcolemma reduces NO production and bioavailability. As NO modulates glucose uptake, metabolism, and mitochondrial bioenergetics, we investigated whether an 8-week nitrate supplementation regimen could overcome metabolic dysfunction in the mdx mouse. Dystrophin-positive control (C57BL/10) and dystrophin-deficient mdx mice were supplemented with sodium nitrate (85 mg/l) in drinking water...
April 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
Robert S Lee-Young, Nolan J Hoffman, Kate T Murphy, Darren C Henstridge, Dorit Samocha-Bonet, Andrew L Siebel, Peter Iliades, Borivoj Zivanovic, Yet H Hong, Timothy D Colgan, Michael J Kraakman, Clinton R Bruce, Paul Gregorevic, Glenn K McConell, Gordon S Lynch, Grant R Drummond, Bronwyn A Kingwell, Jerry R Greenfield, Mark A Febbraio
OBJECTIVE: The development of skeletal muscle insulin resistance is an early physiological defect, yet the intracellular mechanisms accounting for this metabolic defect remained unresolved. Here, we have examined the role of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) activity in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance in skeletal muscle. METHODS: Multiple mouse disease states exhibiting insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, as well as obese humans defined as insulin-sensitive, insulin-resistant, or pre-diabetic, were examined...
November 2016: Molecular Metabolism
M Kaur, A L Wooldridge, M J Wilkes, W S Pitchford, P I Hynd, G K McConell, K L Gatford
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) has adverse effects on metabolic health and early life, whereas physical activity is protective against later development of metabolic disease. Relationships between birth weight and physical activity in humans, and effects of IUGR on voluntary activity in rodents, are mixed and few studies have measured physical activity in a free-ranging environment. We hypothesized that induced restriction of placental growth and function (PR) in sheep would decrease spontaneous ambulatory activity (SAA) in free-ranging adolescent and young adult progeny from multi-fetal pregnancies...
June 23, 2016: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Itamar Levinger, Tara C Brennan-Speranza, Nigel K Stepto, George Jerums, Lewan Parker, Glenn K McConell, Mitchell Anderson, Andrew Garnham, David L Hare, Peter R Ebeling, Ego Seeman
BACKGROUND: Undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC) increases insulin sensitivity in mice. In humans, data are supportive, but the studies are mostly cross-sectional. Exercise increases whole-body insulin sensitivity, in part via ucOC, while acute glucocorticoid treatment suppresses ucOC in humans and mice. OBJECTIVES: A single dose of prednisolone reduces the rise in ucOC produced by exercise, which partly accounts for the failed increase in insulin sensitivity following exercise...
2016: JMIR Research Protocols
Andrew C Betik, Jay Aguila, Glenn K McConell, Andrew J McAinch, Michael L Mathai
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity and impairments in metabolic health are associated with reductions in exercise capacity. Both whey protein isolates (WPIs) and vitamin E tocotrienols (TCTs) exert favorable effects on obesity-related metabolic parameters. This research sought to determine whether these supplements improved exercise capacity and increased glucose tolerance in diet-induced obese rats. METHODS: Six week old male rats (n = 35) weighing 187 ± 32g were allocated to either: Control (n = 9), TCT (n = 9), WPI (n = 8) or TCT + WPI (n = 9) and placed on a high-fat diet (40% of energy from fat) for 10 weeks...
2016: PloS One
Yet Hoi Hong, Christine Yang, Andrew C Betik, Robert S Lee-Young, Glenn K McConell
Nitric oxide influences intramuscular signaling that affects skeletal muscle glucose uptake during exercise. The role of the main NO-producing enzyme isoform activated during skeletal muscle contraction, neuronal nitric oxide synthase-μ (nNOSμ), in modulating glucose uptake has not been investigated in a physiological exercise model. In this study, conscious and unrestrained chronically catheterized nNOSμ(+/+) and nNOSμ(-/-) mice either remained at rest or ran on a treadmill at 17 m/min for 30 min. Both groups of mice demonstrated similar exercise capacity during a maximal exercise test to exhaustion (17...
May 15, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Shaun A Mason, Dale Morrison, Glenn K McConell, Glenn D Wadley
Recent research highlights the importance of redox signalling pathway activation by contraction-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO) in normal exercise-related cellular and molecular adaptations in skeletal muscle. In this review, we discuss some potentially important redox signalling pathways in skeletal muscle that are involved in acute and chronic responses to contraction and exercise. Specifically, we discuss redox signalling implicated in skeletal muscle contraction force, mitochondrial biogenesis and antioxidant enzyme induction, glucose uptake and muscle hypertrophy...
September 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Glenn D Wadley, Rhianna C Laker, Glenn K McConell, Mary E Wlodek
Being born small for gestational age increases the risk of developing adult cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. This study aimed to examine if early-life exercise could increase heart mass in the adult hearts from growth restricted rats. Bilateral uterine vessel ligation to induce uteroplacental insufficiency and fetal growth restriction in the offspring (Restricted) or sham surgery (Control) was performed on day 18 of gestation in WKY rats. A separate group of sham litters had litter size reduced to five pups at birth (Reduced litter), which restricted postnatal growth...
February 2016: Physiological Reports
Itamar Levinger, Ego Seeman, George Jerums, Glenn K McConell, Mark S Rybchyn, Samantha Cassar, Elizabeth Byrnes, Steve Selig, Rebecca S Mason, Peter R Ebeling, Tara C Brennan-Speranza
Aging is associated with a reduction in osteoblast life span and the volume of bone formed by each basic multicellular unit. Each time bone is resorbed, less is deposited producing microstructural deterioration. Aging is also associated with insulin resistance and hyperglycemia, either of which may cause, or be the result of, a decline in undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC), a protein produced by osteoblasts that increases insulin sensitivity. We examined whether glucose-loading reduces bone remodeling and ucOC in vivo and osteoblast function in vitro, and so compromises bone formation...
February 2016: Physiological Reports
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