Project

The role of acidosis and of the intracellular buffer carnosine in the fatigue of contracting skeletal muscles

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Physiology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Physiology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Physiology
Keywords
acidosis exercise performance nutritional supplements buffercapacity
 
Project description

This project aims to determine whether causal acidosis is associated with the occurrence of fatigue during intense muscle contractions. It considers whether an elevated intramyocellulaire buffering and consequently a reduced fatigue can be triggered by a nutritional obtained carnosine accumulation in skeletal muscle.