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Jane Kent-Braun PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
DepartmentSchool of Public Health and Health Sciences
Address108 Totman Phys Ed Building
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone413-545-9477
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    1. Kent-Braun JA, Callahan DM, Fay JL, Foulis SA, Buonaccorsi JP. Muscle weakness, fatigue, and torque variability: effects of age and mobility status. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Feb; 49(2):209-17. PMID: 23674266.
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    2. Callahan DM, Umberger BR, Kent-Braun JA. A computational model of torque generation: neural, contractile, metabolic and musculoskeletal components. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e56013. PMID: 23405245.
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    3. Larsen RG, Befroy DE, Kent-Braun JA. High-intensity interval training increases in vivo oxidative capacity with no effect on P(i)?ATP rate in resting human muscle. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2013 Mar 1; 304(5):R333-42. PMID: 23255590.
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    4. Kent-Braun JA, Fitts RH, Christie A. Skeletal muscle fatigue. Compr Physiol. 2012 Apr; 2(2):997-1044. PMID: 23798294.
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    5. Remelius JG, Jones SL, House JD, Busa MA, Averill JL, Sugumaran K, Kent-Braun JA, Van Emmerik RE. Gait impairments in persons with multiple sclerosis across preferred and fixed walking speeds. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Sep; 93(9):1637-42. PMID: 22559932.
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    6. Larsen RG, Callahan DM, Foulis SA, Kent-Braun JA. Age-related changes in oxidative capacity differ between locomotory muscles and are associated with physical activity behavior. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Feb; 37(1):88-99. PMID: 22236246.
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    7. Chang R, Kent-Braun JA, Hamill J. Use of MRI for volume estimation of tibialis posterior and plantar intrinsic foot muscles in healthy and chronic plantar fasciitis limbs. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2012 Jun; 27(5):500-5. PMID: 22166747.
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    8. Callahan DM, Kent-Braun JA. Effect of old age on human skeletal muscle force-velocity and fatigue properties. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2011 Nov; 111(5):1345-52. PMID: 21868683.
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    9. Hasson CJ, Kent-Braun JA, Caldwell GE. Contractile and non-contractile tissue volume and distribution in ankle muscles of young and older adults. J Biomech. 2011 Aug 11; 44(12):2299-306. PMID: 21700287.
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    10. Sanchez OA, Copenhaver EA, Chance MA, Fowler MJ, Towse TF, Kent-Braun JA, Damon BM. Postmaximal contraction blood volume responses are blunted in obese and type 2 diabetic subjects in a muscle-specific manner. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2011 Aug; 301(2):H418-27. PMID: 21572006.
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    11. Christie A, Snook EM, Kent-Braun JA. Systematic review and meta-analysis of skeletal muscle fatigue in old age. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Apr; 43(4):568-77. PMID: 20881888.
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    12. Van Emmerik RE, Remelius JG, Johnson MB, Chung LH, Kent-Braun JA. Postural control in women with multiple sclerosis: effects of task, vision and symptomatic fatigue. Gait Posture. 2010 Oct; 32(4):608-14. PMID: 20943393.
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    13. Lanza IR, Tevald MA, Befroy DE, Kent-Braun JA. Intracellular energetics and critical PO2 in resting ischemic human skeletal muscle in vivo. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2010 Nov; 299(5):R1415-22. PMID: 20811007.
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    14. Tevald MA, Foulis SA, Lanza IR, Kent-Braun JA. Lower energy cost of skeletal muscle contractions in older humans. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2010 Mar; 298(3):R729-39. PMID: 20032262.
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    15. Larsen RG, Callahan DM, Foulis SA, Kent-Braun JA. In vivo oxidative capacity varies with muscle and training status in young adults. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2009 Sep; 107(3):873-9. PMID: 19556459.
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    16. Callahan DM, Foulis SA, Kent-Braun JA. Age-related fatigue resistance in the knee extensor muscles is specific to contraction mode. Muscle Nerve. 2009 May; 39(5):692-702. PMID: 19347926.
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    17. Tevald MA, Lanza IR, Befroy DE, Kent-Braun JA. Intramyocellular oxygenation during ischemic muscle contractions in vivo. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Jun; 106(3):333-43. PMID: 19277696.
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    18. Sakkas GK, Mulligan K, Dasilva M, Doyle JW, Khatami H, Schleich T, Kent-Braun JA, Schambelan M. Creatine fails to augment the benefits from resistance training in patients with HIV infection: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. PLoS One. 2009; 4(2):e4605. PMID: 19242554.
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    19. Kent-Braun JA. Skeletal muscle fatigue in old age: whose advantage? Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2009 Jan; 37(1):3-9. PMID: 19098518.
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    20. Chung LH, Remelius JG, Van Emmerik RE, Kent-Braun JA. Leg power asymmetry and postural control in women with multiple sclerosis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Oct; 40(10):1717-24. PMID: 18799980.
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    21. Wigmore DM, Befroy DE, Lanza IR, Kent-Braun JA. Contraction frequency modulates muscle fatigue and the rate of myoglobin desaturation during incremental contractions in humans. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2008 Oct; 33(5):915-21. PMID: 18923566.
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    22. Remelius JG, Hamill J, Kent-Braun J, Van Emmerik RE. Gait initiation in multiple sclerosis. Motor Control. 2008 Apr; 12(2):93-108. PMID: 18483445.
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    23. Russ DW, Towse TF, Wigmore DM, Lanza IR, Kent-Braun JA. Contrasting influences of age and sex on muscle fatigue. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Feb; 40(2):234-41. PMID: 18202580.
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    24. Chung LH, Callahan DM, Kent-Braun JA. Age-related resistance to skeletal muscle fatigue is preserved during ischemia. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2007 Nov; 103(5):1628-35. PMID: 17690199.
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    25. Lanza IR, Larsen RG, Kent-Braun JA. Effects of old age on human skeletal muscle energetics during fatiguing contractions with and without blood flow. J Physiol. 2007 Sep 15; 583(Pt 3):1093-105. PMID: 17673506.
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    26. Damon BM, Hornberger JL, Wadington MC, Lansdown DA, Kent-Braun JA. Dual gradient-echo MRI of post-contraction changes in skeletal muscle blood volume and oxygenation. Magn Reson Med. 2007 Apr; 57(4):670-9. PMID: 17390346.
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    27. Lanza IR, Wigmore DM, Befroy DE, Kent-Braun JA. In vivo ATP production during free-flow and ischaemic muscle contractions in humans. J Physiol. 2006 Nov 15; 577(Pt 1):353-67. PMID: 16945975.
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    28. Sakkas GK, Kent-Braun JA, Doyle JW, Shubert T, Gordon P, Johansen KL. Effect of diabetes mellitus on muscle size and strength in patients receiving dialysis therapy. Am J Kidney Dis. 2006 May; 47(5):862-9. PMID: 16632026.
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    29. Wigmore DM, Propert K, Kent-Braun JA. Blood flow does not limit skeletal muscle force production during incremental isometric contractions. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2006 Mar; 96(4):370-8. PMID: 16328195.
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    30. Russ DW, Lanza IR, Rothman D, Kent-Braun JA. Sex differences in glycolysis during brief, intense isometric contractions. Muscle Nerve. 2005 Nov; 32(5):647-55. PMID: 16025523.
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    31. Lanza IR, Befroy DE, Kent-Braun JA. Age-related changes in ATP-producing pathways in human skeletal muscle in vivo. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2005 Nov; 99(5):1736-44. PMID: 16002769.
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    32. Johansen KL, Doyle J, Sakkas GK, Kent-Braun JA. Neural and metabolic mechanisms of excessive muscle fatigue in maintenance hemodialysis patients. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2005 Sep; 289(3):R805-13. PMID: 15905222.
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    33. Wigmore DM, Damon BM, Pober DM, Kent-Braun JA. MRI measures of perfusion-related changes in human skeletal muscle during progressive contractions. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2004 Dec; 97(6):2385-94. PMID: 15298991.
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    34. Ng AV, Miller RG, Gelinas D, Kent-Braun JA. Functional relationships of central and peripheral muscle alterations in multiple sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 2004 Jun; 29(6):843-52. PMID: 15170617.
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    35. Lanza IR, Russ DW, Kent-Braun JA. Age-related enhancement of fatigue resistance is evident in men during both isometric and dynamic tasks. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2004 Sep; 97(3):967-75. PMID: 15145914.
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    36. Russ DW, Kent-Braun JA. Is skeletal muscle oxidative capacity decreased in old age? Sports Med. 2004; 34(4):221-9. PMID: 15049714.
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    37. Lanza IR, Towse TF, Caldwell GE, Wigmore DM, Kent-Braun JA. Effects of age on human muscle torque, velocity, and power in two muscle groups. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2003 Dec; 95(6):2361-9. PMID: 12923120.
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    38. Damon BM, Wigmore DM, Ding Z, Gore JC, Kent-Braun JA. Cluster analysis of muscle functional MRI data. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2003 Sep; 95(3):1287-96. PMID: 12766178.
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    39. Russ DW, Kent-Braun JA. Sex differences in human skeletal muscle fatigue are eliminated under ischemic conditions. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2003 Jun; 94(6):2414-22. PMID: 12562681.
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    40. Johansen KL, Shubert T, Doyle J, Soher B, Sakkas GK, Kent-Braun JA. Muscle atrophy in patients receiving hemodialysis: effects on muscle strength, muscle quality, and physical function. Kidney Int. 2003 Jan; 63(1):291-7. PMID: 12472795.
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    41. Kent-Braun JA, Ng AV, Doyle JW, Towse TF. Human skeletal muscle responses vary with age and gender during fatigue due to incremental isometric exercise. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2002 Nov; 93(5):1813-23. PMID: 12381770.
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    42. Hicks AL, Kent-Braun J, Ditor DS. Sex differences in human skeletal muscle fatigue. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2001 Jul; 29(3):109-12. PMID: 11474957.
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    43. Johansen KL, Painter P, Kent-Braun JA, Ng AV, Carey S, Da Silva M, Chertow GM. Validation of questionnaires to estimate physical activity and functioning in end-stage renal disease. Kidney Int. 2001 Mar; 59(3):1121-7. PMID: 11231369.
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    44. Kent-Braun JA, Ng AV. Skeletal muscle oxidative capacity in young and older women and men. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2000 Sep; 89(3):1072-8. PMID: 10956353.
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    45. Johansen KL, Chertow GM, Ng AV, Mulligan K, Carey S, Schoenfeld PY, Kent-Braun JA. Physical activity levels in patients on hemodialysis and healthy sedentary controls. Kidney Int. 2000 Jun; 57(6):2564-70. PMID: 10844626.
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    46. Kent-Braun JA, Miller RG. Central fatigue during isometric exercise in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 2000 Jun; 23(6):909-14. PMID: 10842267.
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    47. Ng AV, Dao HT, Miller RG, Gelinas DF, Kent-Braun JA. Blunted pressor and intramuscular metabolic responses to voluntary isometric exercise in multiple sclerosis. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2000 Mar; 88(3):871-80. PMID: 10710381.
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    48. Kent-Braun JA, Ng AV, Young K. Skeletal muscle contractile and noncontractile components in young and older women and men. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2000 Feb; 88(2):662-8. PMID: 10658035.
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    49. Ng AV, Kent-Braun JA. Slowed muscle contractile properties are not associated with a decreased EMG/force relationship in older humans. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 1999 Oct; 54(10):B452-8. PMID: 10568529.
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    50. Kent-Braun JA, Ng AV. Specific strength and voluntary muscle activation in young and elderly women and men. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1999 Jul; 87(1):22-9. PMID: 10409554.
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    51. Kent-Braun JA. Central and peripheral contributions to muscle fatigue in humans during sustained maximal effort. Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol. 1999 Jun; 80(1):57-63. PMID: 10367724.
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    52. Kent-Braun JA, Walker CH, Weiner MW, Miller RG. Functional significance of upper and lower motor neuron impairment in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 1998 Jun; 21(6):762-8. PMID: 9585330.
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    53. Castro MJ, Kent-Braun JA, Ng AV, Miller RG, Dudley GA. Muscle fiber type-specific myofibrillar actomyosin Ca2+ ATPase activity in multiple sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 1998 Apr; 21(4):547-9. PMID: 9533794.
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    54. Kent-Braun JA, Ng AV, Castro M, Weiner MW, Gelinas D, Dudley GA, Miller RG. Strength, skeletal muscle composition, and enzyme activity in multiple sclerosis. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1997 Dec; 83(6):1998-2004. PMID: 9390973.
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    55. Ng AV, Miller RG, Kent-Braun JA. Central motor drive is increased during voluntary muscle contractions in multiple sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 1997 Oct; 20(10):1213-8. PMID: 9324075.
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    56. Ng AV, Kent-Braun JA. Quantitation of lower physical activity in persons with multiple sclerosis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1997 Apr; 29(4):517-23. PMID: 9107635.
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    57. Kent-Braun JA. Noninvasive measures of central and peripheral activation in human muscle fatigue. Muscle Nerve Suppl. 1997; 5:S98-101. PMID: 9331395.
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    58. Kent-Braun JA, Le Blanc R. Quantitation of central activation failure during maximal voluntary contractions in humans. Muscle Nerve. 1996 Jul; 19(7):861-9. PMID: 8965840.
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    59. Sharma KR, Kent-Braun J, Mynhier MA, Weiner MW, Miller RG. Evidence of an abnormal intramuscular component of fatigue in multiple sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 1995 Dec; 18(12):1403-11. PMID: 7477063.
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    60. Sharma KR, Kent-Braun JA, Majumdar S, Huang Y, Mynhier M, Weiner MW, Miller RG. Physiology of fatigue in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurology. 1995 Apr; 45(4):733-40. PMID: 7723963.
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    61. Kent-Braun JA, Miller RG, Weiner MW. Human skeletal muscle metabolism in health and disease: utility of magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 1995; 23:305-47. PMID: 7556355.
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    62. Miller RG, Kent-Braun JA, Sharma KR, Weiner MW. Mechanisms of human muscle fatigue. Quantitating the contribution of metabolic factors and activation impairment. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1995; 384:195-210. PMID: 8585451.
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    63. Kent-Braun JA, Sharma KR, Weiner MW, Miller RG. Effects of exercise on muscle activation and metabolism in multiple sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 1994 Oct; 17(10):1162-9. PMID: 7935523.
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    64. Kent-Braun JA, Sharma KR, Miller RG, Weiner MW. Postexercise phosphocreatine resynthesis is slowed in multiple sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 1994 Aug; 17(8):835-41. PMID: 8041390.
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    65. Sharma KR, Kent-Braun J, Mynhier MA, Weiner MW, Miller RG. Excessive muscular fatigue in the postpoliomyelitis syndrome. Neurology. 1994 Apr; 44(4):642-6. PMID: 8164817.
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    66. Kent-Braun JA, Miller RG, Weiner MW. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy studies of human muscle. Radiol Clin North Am. 1994 Mar; 32(2):313-35. PMID: 8140229.
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    67. Kent-Braun JA, Miller RG, Weiner MW. Phases of metabolism during progressive exercise to fatigue in human skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1993 Aug; 75(2):573-80. PMID: 8226454.
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    68. Kent-Braun JA, Sharma KR, Weiner MW, Massie B, Miller RG. Central basis of muscle fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome. Neurology. 1993 Jan; 43(1):125-31. PMID: 8423875.
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    69. Kent-Braun JA, Lyford LK, Gross DJ, Westhead EW. Effects of substance P on secretion of catecholamines from populations of bovine chromaffin cells and on calcium transients in individual cells. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1991; 632:241-8. PMID: 1719869.
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    70. McCully KK, Kakihira H, Vandenborne K, Kent-Braun J. Noninvasive measurements of activity-induced changes in muscle metabolism. J Biomech. 1991; 24 Suppl 1:153-61. PMID: 1791175.
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    71. Lyford LK, Kent-Braun JA, Westhead EW. Substance P enhances desensitization of the nicotinic response in bovine chromaffin cells but enhances secretion upon removal. J Neurochem. 1990 Dec; 55(6):1960-5. PMID: 1700068.
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    72. Kent-Braun JA, McCully KK, Chance B. Metabolic effects of training in humans: a 31P-MRS study. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1990 Sep; 69(3):1165-70. PMID: 2246165.
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