ACTN3 R577X genotype and athletic performance in a large cohort of Japanese athletes.

@article{Kikuchi2016ACTN3RG,
  title={ACTN3 R577X genotype and athletic performance in a large cohort of Japanese athletes.},
  author={Naoki Kikuchi and Eri Miyamoto-Mikami and H Murakami and Tomohiro Nakamura and Seok-ki Min and Masuhiko Mizuno and Hisashi Naito and Motohiko Miyachi and Koichi Nakazato and Noriyuki Fuku},
  journal={European journal of sport science},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={694-701}
}
AIM Recent meta-analyses of the literature confirmed the association between the RR+RX genotype of the ACTN3 R577X polymorphism and elite sprint/power athletic status in Europeans but not in Asians and Africans, while the association between the R577X genotype and elite endurance athlete status is less convincing. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between the ACTN3 R577X genotype and elite athlete status in a large Asian (Japanese) cohort of track and field… CONTINUE READING

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