Malcolm Joseph Jackson

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The first suggestion that physical exercise results in free radical-mediated damage to tissues appeared in 1978, and the past three decades have resulted in a large growth of knowledge regarding exercise and oxidative stress. Although the sources of oxidant production during exercise continue to be debated, it is now well established that both resting and(More)
Additional neurological features have recently been described in seven families transmitting pathogenic mutations in OPA1, the most common cause of autosomal dominant optic atrophy. However, the frequency of these syndromal 'dominant optic atrophy plus' variants and the extent of neurological involvement have not been established. In this large multi-centre(More)
Previous studies have reported that oxidizing free radical species are generated during exercise, and there has been considerable interest in the potential effects of these on exercising tissues. We hypothesized that contracting skeletal muscle was a major source of oxidizing free radical species and that untrained skeletal muscle would adapt to the(More)
Investment in reproduction is costly and frequently decreases survival or future reproductive success. However, the proximate underlying causes for this are largely unknown. Oxidative stress has been suggested as a cost of reproduction and several studies have demonstrated changes in antioxidants with reproductive investment. Here, we test whether oxidative(More)
Oxidative modification of cellular components may contribute to tissue dysfunction during aging. In skeletal muscle, contractile activity increases the generation of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS). The question of whether contraction-induced ROS generation is further increased in skeletal muscle of the elderly is important since this influences(More)
Previous studies in animals have demonstrated that a single period of aerobic exercise induces a rise in the skeletal muscle activity of the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase and catalase and an increase in the muscle content of heat shock proteins (HSPs). The purpose of this study was to examine the time course of response of human skeletal muscle(More)
It is well established that contracting muscles produce both reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. Although the sources of oxidant production during exercise continue to be debated, growing evidence suggests that mitochondria are not the dominant source. Regardless of the sources of oxidants in contracting muscles, intense and prolonged exercise can result(More)
Skeletal muscle has been recognized as a potential source for generation of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species for more than 20 years. Initial investigations concentrated on the potential role of mitochondria as a major source for generation of superoxide as a "by-product" of normal oxidative metabolism, but recent studies have identified multiple(More)
Exercise-induced free-radical production may be partly responsible for muscle soreness and damage following demanding exercise. A number of studies have investigated the effect of antioxidant supplementation although there is a paucity of information regarding vitamin C. Therefore the aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of vitamin C(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether 2 weeks of vitamin C supplementation affects recovery from an unaccustomed bout of exercise. Sixteen male subjects were allocated to either a placebo (P; n = 8) or vitamin C group (VC; n = 8). The VC group consumed 200 mg of ascorbic acid twice a day, whereas the P group consumed identical capsules(More)