Alan P. Benson

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During non-steady-state exercise, dynamic changes in pulmonary oxygen uptake ( $$\dot{V} {\text{O}_{\text{2pulm}}}$$ ) are dissociated from skeletal muscle $$ \dot{V} {\text{O}_2}$$ ( $$\dot{V} {\text{O}_{\text{2musc}}}$$ ) by changes in lung and venous O2 concentrations (CvO2), and the dynamics and distribution of cardiac output (CO) between active muscle(More)
Reaction-diffusion computational models of cardiac electrophysiology require both dynamic excitation models that reconstruct the action potentials of myocytes as well as datasets of cardiac geometry and architecture that provide the electrical diffusion tensor D, which determines how excitation spreads through the tissue. We illustrate an experimental(More)
Spatial dispersion of repolarization is known to play an important role in arrhythmogenesis. Electrotonic modulation of repolarization by the activation sequence has been observed in some species and tissue preparations, but to varying extents. Our study sought to determine the mechanisms underlying species- and tissue-dependent electrotonic modulation of(More)
The characterization of the follicular hierarchy and the expression of the mRNA for the inhibin/activin subunits was investigated in the follicles of 2 lines of turkey hens selected for over 40 generations for increased egg production (Egg line) or increased body weight (Growth line). The follicular hierarchies of 6 hens from the Egg and Growth lines were(More)
BACKGROUND The cardiac conduction system consists of the sinus node, nodal extensions, atrioventricular (AV) node, penetrating bundle, bundle branches, and Purkinje fibers. Node-like AV ring tissue also exists at the AV junctions, and the right and left rings unite at the retroaortic node. The study aims were to (1) construct a 3-dimensional anatomical(More)
We demonstrate the synergistic benefits of using multiple technologies to investigate complex multi-scale biological responses. The combination of reductionist and integrative methodologies can reveal novel insights into mechanisms of action by tracking changes of in vivo phenomena to alterations in protein activity (or vice versa). We have applied this(More)