Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Sport Performance

Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Sport Performance

Editor(s): Claude Bouchard, Eric P. Hoffman

Published Online: 25 NOV 2010 10:09AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444334456

Online ISBN: 9781444327335

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327335

About this Book

This is the latest volume in the IOC Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, summarizing the evidence from all relevant sources on the genetic and molecular basis of sports and other human physical performance.

The initial chapters address the basic science of genomics and genetics and the regulation of gene expression.  Additional chapters provide authoritative information on the genetics of complex performance phenotypes, the contributions of small animal research, family and twin studies, and ethnic comparisons.  A final section addresses the issue of the contribution of specific genes and molecular markers as related to endurance, strength and power, and responsiveness to specific conditioning programs. 

This latest volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series from the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee is a must for sports and exercise scientists who require a thorough guide to the most cutting edge science in this expanding field.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: The Science of Genomics and Genetics

    1. Chapter 1

      The Human Genome and Epigenome (pages 1–13)

      John J. Mulvihill, Klaas J. Wierenga and Chad M. Kerksick

    2. Chapter 4

      Current Proteome Profiling Methods (pages 46–57)

      Yetrib Hathout, Catherine A. Formolo, Kristy J. Brown and Javad Nazarian

  2. Part 2: Evidence from Genetic Epidemiology Studies

    1. Chapter 7

      Genetic Epidemiology, Physical Activity, and Inactivity (pages 79–89)

      Molly S. Bray, Janet E. Fulton, Nishan Sudheera Kalupahana and J. Timothy Lightfoot

    2. Chapter 9

      Twin Studies in Sport Performance (pages 101–109)

      Gaston P. Beunen, Maarten W. Peeters and Robert M. Malina

  3. Part 3: Contributions of Specific Genes and Markers

    1. Chapter 15

      Genes and Response to Training (pages 177–184)

      Tuomo Rankinen, Mark A. Sarzynski and Claude Bouchard

    2. Chapter 17

      The ACE Gene and Performance (pages 195–203)

      James R. A. Skipworth, Zudin A. Puthucheary, Jai Rawal and Hugh E. Montgomery

    3. Chapter 24

      The Regulation of Physical Activity by Genetic Mechanisms: Is there a Drive to be Active? (pages 283–293)

      Nishan Sudheera Kalupahana, Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Jung Han Kim, Brynn H. Voy, David Bassett, Molly S. Bray and J. Timothy Lightfoot

  4. Part 4: Systems Biology of Exercise and Training

  5. Part 5: Ethical and Societal Implications

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