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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547891/signatures-of-selection-on-standing-genetic-variation-underlie-athletic-and-navigational-performance-in-racing-pigeons
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Malgorzata A Gazda, Pedro Andrade, Sandra Afonso, Jolita Dilyte, John P Archer, Ricardo J Lopes, Rui Faria, Miguel Carneiro
Racing pigeons have been selectively bred to find their way home quickly over what are often extremely long distances. This breed is of substantial commercial value and is also an excellent avian model to gain empirical insights into the evolution of traits associated with flying performance and spatial orientation. Here, we investigate the molecular basis of the superior athletic and navigational capabilities of racing pigeons using whole-genome and RNA sequencing data. We inferred multiple signatures of positive selection distributed across the genome of racing pigeons...
March 13, 2018: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543920/the-relationship-between-ca-repeat-polymorphism-of-the-igf-1-gene-and-the-structure-of-motor-skills-in-young-athletes
#2
Krzysztof Karpowicz, Katarzyna Krych, Małgorzata Karpowicz, Witold Nowak, Piotr Gronek
The map of candidate genes that can potentially affect physical fitness becomes larger every year, and they are associated with such aspects as respiratory and cardiovascular stability; body build and composition - especially muscle mass and strength; carbohydrate and lipid metabolism; response to training; and exercise intolerance.The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between the CA repeat polymorphism of the P1 promoter of the IGF1 gene and the structure of motor skills in the two groups of Polish young athletes in 2011-2013...
March 15, 2018: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534260/two-genetic-variants-associated-with-plantar-fascial-disorders
#3
Stuart K Kim, John P A Ioannidis, Marwa A Ahmed, Andrew L Avins, John P Kleimeyer, Michael Fredericson, Jason L Dragoo
Plantar fascial disorder is comprised of plantar fasciitis and plantar fibromatosis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, especially for athletes involved in running and jumping sports. Plantar fibromatosis is a rare fibrous hyperproliferation of the deep connective tissue of the foot. To identify genetic loci associated with plantar fascial disorders, a genome-wide association screen was performed using publically available data from the Research Program in Genes, Environment and Health including 21,624 cases of plantar fascial disorders and 80,879 controls...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509641/caffeine-cyp1a2-genotype-and-endurance-performance-in-athletes
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Nanci Guest, Paul Corey, Jason Vescovi, Ahmed El-Sohemy
PURPOSE: Many studies have examined the effect of caffeine on exercise performance, but findings have not always been consistent. The objective of this study was to determine whether variation in the CYP1A2 gene, which affects caffeine metabolism, modifies the ergogenic effects of caffeine in a 10-km cycling time trial. METHODS: Competitive male athletes (n=101; age: 25 ± 4 years) completed the time trial under three conditions: 0, 2 or 4 mg of caffeine per kg body mass, using a split-plot randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled design...
March 5, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472734/a-meta-analysis-of-the-association-of-ckm-gene-rs8111989-polymorphism-with-sport-performance
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Chunyang Chen, Yan Sun, Hao Liang, Dan Yu, Songnian Hu
The muscle-specific creatine kinase (CKM) A/G variants (rs8111989) have been associated with skeletal muscle performance in humans; they are correlated with physical performance and contribute to differences in the maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 max) responses during power or endurance training. However, there is not enough definitive evidence to demonstrate whether the A and G allelic variants of the CKM gene rs8111989 are indeed genetic factors that can influence human physical performance. In our study, we identified 9 articles on CKM in a literature search, and conducted two meta-analyses on the CKM rs8111989 A/G allele or genotype differences between power or endurance athletes and general controls...
December 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461967/effects-of-lifelong-training-on-senescence-and-mobilization-of-t-lymphocytes-in-response-to-acute-exercise
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Luciele G Minuzzi, Luís Rama, Matheus Uba Chupel, Fátima Rosado, João Valente Dos Santos, Richard Simpson, António Martinho, Artur Paiva, Ana M Teixeira
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Ageing has profound impact on the immune system, mainly on T-cells. However, it has been suggested that chronic exercise may delay immunosenescence. Master athletes represent an interesting sub-demographic group to test this theory since they maintain a high training frequency and load throughout life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of lifelong training on the senescence and mobilization of T lymphocytes in response to acute exercise. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nineteen athletes who regularly participated in training and competitions for more than 20 years throughout their lives and a control group of 10 healthy individuals participated in this study...
2018: Exercise Immunology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401200/actn3-genotype-in-professional-sport-climbers
#7
Michał Ginszt, Małgorzata Michalak-Wojnowska, Piotr Gawda, Magdalena Wojcierowska-Litwin, Iwona Korszeń-Pilecka, Małgorzata Kusztelak, Rafał Muda, Agata A Filip, Piotr Majcher
The functional RR genotype of the alpha-actinin-3 (ACTN3) gene has been reported to be associated with elite sprint/power athlete status. Although large and rapidly increasing number of studies have investigated the associations between the ACTN3 genotypes and athletic performance in various sport disciplines, there is a lack of studies on the genetic predisposition in Sport Climbing, which was selected to be part of the next Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 with three subdisciplines ('Lead Climbing', 'Speed Climbing' and 'Bouldering')...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228018/genome-wide-association-study-identifies-a-locus-associated-with-rotator-cuff-injury
#8
Thomas R Roos, Andrew K Roos, Andrew L Avins, Marwa A Ahmed, John P Kleimeyer, Michael Fredericson, John P A Ioannidis, Jason L Dragoo, Stuart K Kim
Rotator cuff tears are common, especially in the fifth and sixth decades of life, but can also occur in the competitive athlete. Genetic differences may contribute to overall injury risk. Identifying genetic loci associated with rotator cuff injury could shed light on the etiology of this injury. We performed a genome-wide association screen using publically available data from the Research Program in Genes, Environment and Health including 8,357 cases of rotator cuff injury and 94,622 controls. We found rs71404070 to show a genome-wide significant association with rotator cuff injury with p = 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143667/validation-of-whole-blood-transcriptome-signature-during-microdose-recombinant-human-erythropoietin-rhuepo-administration
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Guan Wang, Jérôme Durussel, Jonathan Shurlock, Martin Mooses, Noriyuki Fuku, Georgie Bruinvels, Charles Pedlar, Richard Burden, Andrew Murray, Brendan Yee, Anne Keenan, John D McClure, Pierre-Edouard Sottas, Yannis P Pitsiladis
BACKGROUND: Recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) can improve human performance and is therefore frequently abused by athletes. As a result, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) introduced the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) as an indirect method to detect blood doping. Despite this progress, challenges remain to detect blood manipulations such as the use of microdoses of rHuEpo. METHODS: Forty-five whole-blood transcriptional markers of rHuEpo previously derived from a high-dose rHuEpo administration trial were used to assess whether microdoses of rHuEpo could be detected in 14 trained subjects and whether these markers may be confounded by exercise (n = 14 trained subjects) and altitude training (n = 21 elite runners and n = 4 elite rowers, respectively)...
November 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143595/why-nature-prevails-over-nurture-in-the-making-of-the-elite-athlete
#10
Evelina Georgiades, Vassilis Klissouras, Jamie Baulch, Guan Wang, Yannis Pitsiladis
While the influence of nature (genes) and nurture (environment) on elite sporting performance remains difficult to precisely determine, the dismissal of either as a contributing factor to performance is unwarranted. It is accepted that a complex interaction of a combination of innumerable factors may mold a talented athlete into a champion. The prevailing view today is that understanding elite human performance will require the deciphering of two major sources of individual differences, genes and the environment...
November 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131365/gut-microbiota-and-body-composition-in-anorexia-nervosa-inpatients-in-comparison-to-athletes-overweight-obese-and-normal-weight-controls
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Sabrina Mörkl, Sonja Lackner, Wolfram Müller, Gregor Gorkiewicz, Karl Kashofer, Andreas Oberascher, Annamaria Painold, Anna Holl, Peter Holzer, Andreas Meinitzer, Harald Mangge, Sandra Holasek
OBJECTIVES: Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a heterogeneous eating disorder associated with alterations of body structure and the gut microbiome. We aimed to investigate the gut microbiota composition of a large female cohort including different BMI groups and activity levels along with body composition parameters. METHOD: 106 female participants were included in this cross-sectional study: AN patients (n = 18), athletes (n = 20), normal weight (n = 26), overweight (n = 22), and obese women (n = 20)...
December 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068603/differences-in-echocardiography-blood-pressure-stroke-volume-maximal-power-and-profile-of-genes-related-to-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-elite-road-cyclists
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Grażyna Janikowska, Aleksandra Żebrowska, Aleksandra Kochańska-Dziurowicz, Urszula Mazurek
BACKGROUND: Regular and moderate exercise is beneficial for improving the efficiency of the heart, but high-intensity physical activity may result in cardiac changes. OBJECTIVES: This study focuses on the identification of the differences in echocardiography and blood variables before exercise, as well as the genes associated with cardiac hypertrophy at rest and in response to graded exercise test. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group was made up of 28 road cyclists...
September 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045058/loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-as-an-alternative-to-pcr-a-rapid-on-site-detection-of-gene-doping
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Olivier Salamin, Tiia Kuuranne, Martial Saugy, Nicolas Leuenberger
Innovation in medical research has been diverted at multiple occasions to enhance human performance. The predicted great progress in gene therapy has raised some concerns regarding its misuse in the world of sports (gene doping) for several years now. Even though there is no evidence that gene doping has ever been used in sports, the continuous improvement of gene therapy techniques increases the likelihood of abuse. Therefore, since 2004, efforts have been invested by the anti-doping community and WADA for the development of detection methods...
November 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993146/exercise-training-reverses-the-negative-effects-of-chronic-l-arginine-supplementation-on-insulin-sensitivity
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Rafael Barrera Salgueiro, Frederico Gerlinger-Romero, Lucas Guimarães-Ferreira, Thais de Castro Barbosa, Maria Tereza Nunes
L-Arginine has emerged as an important supplement for athletes and non-athletes in order to improve performance. Arginine has been extensively used as substrate for nitric oxide synthesis, leading to increased vasodilatation and hormonal secretion. However, the chronic consumption of arginine has been shown to impair insulin sensitivity. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate whether chronic arginine supplementation associated with exercise training would have a beneficial impact on insulin sensitivity...
December 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985641/a-genetic-marker-associated-with-de-quervain-s-tenosynovitis
#15
Stuart K Kim, Marwa A Ahmed, Andy L Avins, John P A Ioannidis
De Quervain's tenosynovitis is a repetitive strain injury involving synovial inflammation of the tendons of the first extensor compartment of the wrist. It is relatively common in the general population, and is the most common radial-sided tendinopathy seen in athletes. Identifying a genetic marker associated with de Quervain's tenosynovitis could provide a useful tool to help identify those individuals with an increased risk for injury. A genome-wide association screen was performed using publically available data from the Research Program in Genes, Environment and Health (RPGEH) including 4,129 cases and 98,374 controls...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983252/evaluation-of-muscle-microrna-expression-in-relation-to-human-peripheral-insulin-sensitivity-a-cross-sectional-study-in-metabolically-distinct-subject-groups
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Dennis Dahlmans, Alexandre Houzelle, Johanna A Jörgensen, Esther Phielix, Lucas Lindeboom, Matthijs K C Hesselink, Patrick Schrauwen, Joris Hoeks
In recent years, several microRNAs (miRNAs)-post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression-have been linked to the regulation of peripheral insulin sensitivity. Many of these studies, however, have been conducted in cell or animal models and the few human studies available lack adequate measurements of peripheral insulin sensitivity. In the present study, we examined the expression of 25 miRNAs, putatively involved in (peripheral) insulin sensitivity, in skeletal muscle biopsies from extensively phenotyped human individuals, widely ranging in insulin sensitivity...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957384/two-genetic-loci-associated-with-ankle-injury
#17
Stuart K Kim, John P Kleimeyer, Marwa A Ahmed, Andrew L Avins, Michael Fredericson, Jason L Dragoo, John P A Ioannidis
Ankle injuries, including sprains, strains and other joint derangements and instability, are common, especially for athletes involved in indoor court or jumping sports. Identifying genetic loci associated with these ankle injuries could shed light on their etiologies. A genome-wide association screen was performed using publicly available data from the Research Program in Genes, Environment and Health (RPGEH) including 1,694 cases of ankle injury and 97,646 controls. An indel (chr21:47156779:D) that lies close to a collagen gene, COL18A1, showed an association with ankle injury at genome-wide significance (p = 3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859415/performance-tradeoffs-ontogenetic-conflict-and-multisport-athletes-how-is-an-ironman-triathlete-like-a-frog
#18
Ryan Calsbeek, Debora Goedert
Life-history theory is a cornerstone of modern evolutionary biology that addresses myriad phenomena ranging from demography and population structure to the evolution of aging and senescence. Trade-offs may arise in a number of contexts, from allocation-based (e.g., egg size vs. egg number) to genomic conflicts (e.g., intralocus sexual conflict in which genes that perform well in males perform poorly in females). Here we test for performance tradeoffs in human athletes. We show that in Ironman triathletes, swimming performance trades off with cycling and running performance...
August 1, 2017: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854781/molecular-analysis-of-alternative-transcripts-of-equine-axl-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-gene
#19
Jeong-Woong Park, Ki-Duk Song, Nam Young Kim, Jae-Young Choi, Seul A Hong, Jin Hyeog Oh, Si Won Kim, Jeong Hyo Lee, Tae Sub Park, Jin-Kyoo Kim, Jong Geun Kim, Byung-Wook Cho
OBJECTIVE: Since athletic performance is a most importance trait in horses, most research focused on physiological and physical studies of horse athletic abilities. In contrast, the molecular analysis as well as the regulatory pathway studies remain insufficient for evaluation and prediction of horse athletic abilities. In our previous study, we identified AXL receptor tyrosine kinase (AXL) gene which was expressed as alternative spliced isoforms in skeletal muscle during exercise. In the present study, we validated two AXL alternative splicing transcripts (named as AXLa for long form and AXLb for short form) in equine skeletal muscle to gain insight(s) into the role of each alternative transcript during exercise...
October 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853006/are-the-current-guidelines-on-caffeine-use-in-sport-optimal-for-everyone-inter-individual-variation-in-caffeine-ergogenicity-and-a-move-towards-personalised-sports-nutrition
#20
Craig Pickering, John Kiely
Caffeine use is widespread in sport, with a strong evidence base demonstrating its ergogenic effect. Based on existing research, current guidelines recommend ingestion of 3-9 mg/kg approximately 60 min prior to exercise. However, the magnitude of performance enhancement following caffeine ingestion differs substantially between individuals, with the spectrum of responses ranging between highly ergogenic to ergolytic. These extensive inter-individual response distinctions are mediated by variation in individual genotype, environmental factors, and the legacy of prior experiences partially mediated via epigenetic mechanisms...
January 2018: Sports Medicine
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