Ulla Feldt- Rasmussen

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The aim of the present study was to examine whether parameters of isolated mitochondria could account for the in vivo maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) of human skeletal muscle. VO2max and work performance of the quadriceps muscle of six volunteers were measured in the knee extensor model (range 10-18 mmol O2 x min(-1) x kg(-1) at work rates of 22-32 W/kg).(More)
The mitochondrial theory of aging was tested with optimised preparation techniques. Mitochondria were isolated from approximately 90 mg quadriceps muscle from healthy humans at age 70+ and 20+. The content of mitochondrial protein was approximately 10 mg g(-1) muscle and the yields were approximately 40%. The mitochondrial integrity was high as judged from(More)
The aim of this study was to test the hypotheses that 1) skeletal muscles of elderly subjects can adapt to a single endurance exercise bout and 2) endurance trained elderly subjects have higher expression/activity of oxidative and angiogenic proteins in skeletal muscle than untrained elderly people. To investigate this, lifelong endurance trained elderly(More)
Injury to the glomerular podocyte is a key mechanism in human glomerular disease and podocyte repair is an important therapeutic target. In Fabry disease, podocyte injury is caused by the intracellular accumulation of globotriaosylceramide. This study identifies in the human podocyte three endocytic receptors, mannose 6-phosphate/insulin-like growth II(More)
Mitochondria were isolated from biopsies of the biceps femoris muscle of Danish landrace pigs. Three groups of animals were compared: (1) normal pigs; (2) pigs that were homozygous with respect to the gene Hal(n)/Hal(n) coding for the porcine malignant hyperthermia syndrome; and (3) heterozygote animals. A newly developed micro-method for preparation and(More)
The metabolism of mitochondria isolated from five functionally different skeletal muscles is compared. Data for a single ectothermic preparation are also reported. The mitochondria were prepared in yields of 44+/-7% from 50 to 100 mg muscle. The muscle content of mitochondrial protein ranged between 2 and 40 g kg(-1). Twelve specific activities of key(More)
The presence of lactate dehydrogenase in skeletal muscle mitochondria was investigated to clarify whether lactate is a possible substrate for mitochondrial respiration. Mitochondria were prepared from 100 mg samples of human and mouse vastus lateralis muscle. All fractions from the preparation procedure were assayed for marker enzymes and lactate(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Restricted physical activity as a consequence of chronic disease or injury is a predictor of functional decline. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that a 6- month multidimensional training program would have sustained beneficial effects upon the physiological, functional and psychological condition of old women with a(More)
Under aerobic work, the oxygen consumption and major ATP production occur in the mitochondria and it is therefore a relevant question whether the in vivo rates can be accounted for by mitochondrial capacities measured in vitro. Mitochondria were isolated from human quadriceps muscle biopsies in yields of approximately 45%. The tissue content of total(More)
Human quadriceps mitochondria were isolated from ca. 80 mg tissue in ca. 45% yield. The preparation is described with respect to content of mitochondrial markers and nine different respiratory activities. The specific state 3 activities were high in comparison with literature data, indicating high integrity and purity of the preparation. Examples of state 3(More)