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Human skeletal muscle energy metabolism: when a physiological model promotes the search for new technologies

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Published in European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2003, vol. 90, no. 3-4, p. 260-269
Abstract The idea that muscle function and, in fact, the function of all living tissues may be described by physical laws appeared in the second half of the 19th century. During this period, Helmoltz (Uber die Erhaltung der Kraft, 1847) showed that the principle of energy conservation may be applied to living systems. In the field of exercise physiology, this idea has been subsequently developed by Rodolfo Margaria's (1901-1983) School and the mathematical formalization of the theory has succeeded in the bioenergetic model. During the last 20 years methodical and critical study of the bioenergetic model has been carried out by Paolo Cerretelli, one of the most important heirs of Rodolfo Margaria's School. Original results and technological developments have been generated by his activity and many young scientists have been educated in this approach. The present paper wants to present the modern history of the bioenergetic model and is dedicated to Paolo Cerretelli on the occasion of his seventieth birthday.
Keywords Adenosine Triphosphate/metabolismAlgorithmsBlood Flow Velocity/physiologyBlood Volume/physiologyEnergy Metabolism/physiologyHot TemperatureHumansHydrogen/chemistryLactic Acid/metabolismLaser-Doppler FlowmetryMagnetic Resonance ImagingMagnetic Resonance SpectroscopyModels, BiologicalMuscle, Skeletal/anatomy & histology/blood supply/metabolismOxygen/metabolismOxygen Consumption/physiologyPhosphocreatine/metabolismPhosphorus/chemistryRespiratory Function Tests/methodsSpectroscopy, Near-InfraredTemperature
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BINZONI, Tiziano. Human skeletal muscle energy metabolism: when a physiological model promotes the search for new technologies. In: European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2003, vol. 90, n° 3-4, p. 260-269. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:91088

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