Genetics and Molecular Biology of Muscle Adaptation

Genetics and Molecular Biology of Muscle Adaptation

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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.Exercise is fundamental to our understanding of the way the body works. ... which have allowed us to take a more reductionist approach, right down to the level of our genes, in the search for answers. ... This genetic inheritance also haunts our anbsp;...

Title:Genetics and Molecular Biology of Muscle Adaptation
Author:Neil Spurway, Henning Wackerhage
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2006


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