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1. A role of the immune system in muscular adaptation to physical exercise has been suggested but data from controlled human studies are scarce. The present study investigated immunological events in human blood and skeletal muscle by immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry after eccentric cycling exercise and multiple biopsies. 2. Immunohistochemical(More)
Muscular adaptation to physical exercise has previously been described as a repair process following tissue damage. Recently, evidence has been published to question this hypothesis. The purpose of this study was to investigate inflammatory processes in human skeletal muscle and epimysium after acute physical exercise with large eccentric components. Three(More)
AIM Changes in leucocyte and monocyte subpopulations were investigated in 10 elite male soccer players aged 16-19 years. The purpose was to perform a descriptive study of immunological alterations in elite soccer players in response to two consecutive games separated by 20 h. It was hypothesized that in response to two games the players would show signs of(More)
The morphological appearance of the vastus lateralis (VL) muscle from high-level power-lifters on long-term anabolic steroid supplementation (PAS) and power-lifters never taking anabolic steroids (P) was compared. The effects of long- and short-term supplementation were compared. Enzyme-immunohistochemical investigations were performed to assess muscle(More)
  • C Malm
  • 2001
Physical exercise is necessary for maintaining normal function of skeletal muscle. The mechanisms governing normal muscle function and maintenance are vastly unknown but synergistic function of hormones, neurosignalling, growth factors, cytokines and other factors, is undoubtedly important. Because of the complex interaction among these systems the lack of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of eccentric exercise on muscle oxidative function. METHODS Thirteen subjects performed high-intensity eccentric cycling for 30 min. Muscle oxidative function in vastus lateralis was evaluated by measurements of respiration in permeabilized muscle fibers (skinned fibers) and from the kinetics(More)
The effects of eccentric exercise on changes in numbers of circulating leukocytes, cell activation, cell adhesion, and cellular memory function were investigated in 12 men, aged 22-35 yr. The immunologic effects of postexercise epidermal treatment with monochromatic, infrared light were also evaluated. Blood was drawn before and 6, 24, and 48 h after(More)
The present study was designed to find out if cooling and/or clothing affect the vertical trajectories and muscle function of the upper arm during repetitive light work. Twelve female subjects performed a one-handed lifting task for 60 min while standing in front of a table with six target angles (30° to 220°). The experiment was carried out in a climatic(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of self-reported infectious episodes (IE) during 3 weeks before (pre-IE) and 3 weeks after (post-IE) a marathon race and relate these figures to training status, running time, socioeconomic and demographic factors. Two questionnaires, including questions about important factors for IE incidence, were(More)