Increased contractility and calcium sensitivity in cardiac myocytes isolated from endurance trained rats

U Wisløff, J P Loennechen, G Falck, V Beisvag, S Currie, G.L. Smith, O Ellingsen

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Regular exercise enhances cardiac function and modulates myocyte growth in healthy individuals. The purpose of the present study was to assess contractile function and expression of selected genes associated with intracellular Ca2+ regulation after intensity controlled aerobic endurance training in the rat.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-508
Number of pages14
JournalCardiovascular Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001


  • calcium (cellular)
  • contractile function
  • gene expression
  • oxygen consumption
  • ultrasound

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