Peter Hjorth Albers - PhD – University of Copenhagen

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Peter Hjorth Albers, PhD

Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports

Affiliated with UNIK project no. 13

Title of thesis: Regulation of metabolic signalling in human skeletal muscle - Impact of gastric bypass, insulin and exercise in a muscle fiber type perspective

About the thesis: Muscles are important for energy metabolism. Muscle metabolism is regulated by proteins signaling to other proteins (protein signaling). Muscles consist of different muscle fibers. These fibers possess different properties. For instance, it is expected that energy metabolism is different among different muscle fibers, which is likely reflected on protein signaling.

The present PhD thesis investigated whether different human muscle fibers responded in the same manner to the hormone insulin and physical activity – both stimuli changes the metabolism of muscles. It is concluded, that during insulin stimulated conditions protein signaling in the two investigated muscle fiber types is similar. In contrast, protein signaling is different in different muscle fiber types during physical activity, especially during intermittent exercise.

The dissertation underlines the importance of muscle fiber type specific analysis, since differences in metabolism between different muscle fiber types seem to be dependent on the given stimuli (physical activity versus stimulation by insulin).


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