Tracy Rerecich

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We aimed to determine whether there is a differential stimulation of the contractile myofibrillar and the cellular sarcoplasmic proteins after ingestion of protein and how this is affected by resistance exercise. Fasted (FAST) muscle protein synthesis was measured in seven healthy young men with a primed constant infusion of L-[ring-(13)C(6)]phenylalanine.(More)
Inhaled corticosteroids are effective antiinflammatory therapy for asthma; however, they do not completely abolish allergen-induced airway inflammation. Leukotriene modifiers attenuate both early and late allergen responses and have antiinflammatory properties. We reasoned that treatment with budesonide and montelukast in combination might provide greater(More)
Repeated low-dose allergen challenge increases airway hyperresponsiveness in atopic asthmatics. However, it is not known whether low-dose allergen challenge increases airway inflammation. Eight atopic asthmatics were enrolled in a controlled, cross-over study to evaluate the effect and time course of repeated low-dose allergen challenge on airway(More)
Aging impairs the sensitivity of skeletal muscle to anabolic stimuli, such as amino acids and resistance exercise. Beef is a nutrient-rich source of dietary protein capable of stimulating muscle protein synthesis (MPS) rates in older men at rest. To date, the dose-response of myofibrillar protein synthesis to graded ingestion of protein-rich foods, such as(More)
The effect of nutrient availability on the acute molecular responses following repeated sprint exercise is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine skeletal muscle cellular and protein synthetic responses following repeated sprint exercise with nutrient provision. Eight healthy young male subjects undertook two sprint cycling sessions (10 × 6 s, 0.75(More)
BACKGROUND IFN-gamma and IL-12 are anti-inflammatory cytokines released from various cells, including T cells. Allergen inhalation by atopic subjects with asthma results in 2 bronchoconstrictor phenotypes, termed isolated early and dual responders . Persistence of allergen-induced airway response and inflammation is a distinctive feature of dual responders.(More)
BACKGROUND Allergen inhalation challenge is a useful clinical model to investigate the effects of asthma therapies on allergen-induced airway responses; however, the repeatability of allergen-induced airway inflammation is not known. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the repeatability of allergen-induced increases in sputum(More)
Comparisons of the potency of different inhaled corticosteroids, delivery devices, and treatment regimens in the management of asthma can only be made when outcome measurements display a dose-dependent effect. These outcomes have been difficult to identify. In this study, we compared in a randomized, double-blind, crossover design, the effects of 6 d(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin (IL)-10 is a pleiotropic cytokine released from various cells, including T cells. Although IL-10 is suggested to inhibit allergic responses, its role in asthma remains uncertain. The purpose of the present study was to compare the profile of IL-10 in circulating T cells from stable atopic asthmatics, atopic nonasthmatics and healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Minimizing the number of muscle biopsies has important methodological implications and minimizes subject discomfort during a stable isotope amino acid infusion. We aimed to determine the reliability of obtaining a single muscle biopsy for the calculation of muscle protein fractional synthetic rate (FSR) as well as the amount of incorporation time(More)