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Determinants of maximal O(2) uptake in rats selectively bred for endurance running capacity.
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PMID:  12235024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
O(2) transport during maximal exercise was studied in rats bred for extremes of exercise endurance, to determine whether maximal O(2) uptake (VO(2 max)) was different in high- (HCR) and low-capacity runners (LCR) and, if so, which were the phenotypes responsible for the difference. VO(2 max) was determined in five HCR and six LCR female rats by use of a progressive treadmill exercise protocol at inspired PO(2) of approximately 145 (normoxia) and approximately 70 Torr (hypoxia). Normoxic VO(2 max) (in ml. min(-1). kg(-1)) was 64.4 +/- 0.4 and 57.6 +/- 1.5 (P < 0.05), whereas VO(2 max) in hypoxia was 42.7 +/- 0.8 and 35.3 +/- 1.5 (P < 0.05) in HCR and LCR, respectively. Lack of significant differences between HCR and LCR in alveolar ventilation, alveolar-to-arterial PO(2) difference, or lung O(2) diffusing capacity indicated that neither ventilation nor efficacy of gas exchange contributed to the difference in VO(2 max) between groups. Maximal rate of blood O(2) convection (cardiac output times arterial blood O(2) content) was also similar in both groups. The major difference observed was in capillary-to-tissue O(2) transfer: both the O(2) extraction ratio (0.81 +/- 0.002 in HCR, 0.74 +/- 0.009 in LCR, P < 0.001) and the tissue diffusion capacity (1.18 +/- 0.09 in HCR and 0.92 +/- 0.05 ml. min(-1). kg(-1). Torr(-1) in LCR, P < 0.01) were significantly higher in HCR. The data indicate that selective breeding for exercise endurance resulted in higher VO(2 max) mostly associated with a higher transfer of O(2) at the tissue level.
Kyle K Henderson; Harrieth Wagner; Fabrice Favret; Steven L Britton; Lauren G Koch; Peter D Wagner; Norberto C Gonzalez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  93     ISSN:  8750-7587     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-17     Completed Date:  2003-02-21     Revised Date:  2013-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502536     Medline TA:  J Appl Physiol (1985)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1265-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160-7401, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Husbandry*
Mitochondria, Muscle / metabolism
Motor Activity / physiology*
Muscle, Skeletal / blood supply,  metabolism
Oxygen / blood,  metabolism
Oxygen Consumption*
Physical Endurance*
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