Exercise Controls Gene Expression The activity level of skeletal muscle modulates a range of genes that produce dramatic molecular changes—and keep us healtJiy

Abstract

Perhaps late-night television would allow a more sophisticated treatment of muscle's function. Suppose David Lettorman were to îsk people on the street "What is skeletal muscle?" Some of the answers might he: "What 1 see tit the meat counter"; "what I feel the day after those rare occasions that I exercise"; and "what I saw on TV during the Olympics." All these responses in fact vastly underplay the role of muscle, even the suhcategory of skeletal muscle, in our bodies. In the following paragraphs, we hope to present a more sophisticated view of the function of skeletal muscle from a genetic and molecular standpoint, and in particular tt) emphasize the role of skeletal muscle in human health and well-being. Let's start by recognizing that skeletal muscle is the largest single tissue type in the human body: We have more than 640 muscles, accoLuiting for between 30 and 40 percent of total body weight. Skeletal muscle

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@inproceedings{Booth2006ExerciseCG, title={Exercise Controls Gene Expression The activity level of skeletal muscle modulates a range of genes that produce dramatic molecular changes—and keep us healtJiy}, author={Frank W Booth and Darrell Neufer}, year={2006} }