Jacob R. Sorensen

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Impaired skeletal muscle efficiency potentially contributes to the age-related decline in exercise capacity and may explain the altered haemodynamic response to exercise in the elderly. Thus we examined whether (i) the ATP cost of contraction increases with age, and (ii) this results in altered convective O(2) delivery to maintain microvascular oxygenation(More)
Studies examining the effect of aging on skeletal muscle oxidative capacity have yielded equivocal results; however, these investigations may have been confounded by differences in oxygen (O(2)) delivery, physical activity, and small numbers of participants. Therefore, we evaluated skeletal muscle oxidative capacity and O(2) delivery in a relatively large(More)
Currently, the physiological factors responsible for exercise intolerance and bioenergetic alterations with age are poorly understood due, at least in art, to the confounding effect of reduced physical activity in the elderly. Thus, in 40 healthy young (22 ± 2 yr) and old (74 ± 8 yr) activity-matched subjects, we assessed the impact of age on: 1) the(More)
21 Currently, the physiological factors responsible for exercise intolerance and bioenergetic 22 alterations with age are poorly understood due, at least in part, to the confounding effect of 23 reduced physical activity in the elderly. Thus, in 40 healthy young (22 ± 2 yrs) and old (74 ± 8 24 yrs) activity matched subjects, we assessed the impact of age(More)
Contraction-induced muscle damage via voluntary eccentric (lengthening) contractions offers an excellent model for studying muscle adaptation and recovery in humans. Herein we discuss the design of an eccentric exercise protocol to induce damage in the quadriceps muscles, marked by changes in strength, soreness, and plasma creatine kinase levels. This(More)
Possible regulation of trace metal metabolism by various steroid hormones has been reported by a number of investigators. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of aldosterone on the serum copper, zinc, and magnesium concentrations in the rat. Male and female rats were infused with aldosterone for up to 72 h and the serum copper, zinc,(More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine whether mitochondrial function is limited by O2 availability or the intrinsic capacity of mitochondria to synthesize ATP in elderly individuals. To this aim, we examined, in comparison to free-flow conditions (FF), the effect of superimposing reactive hyperemia (RH), induced by a period of brief ischemia(More)
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