Chapter 12. Genetic Determinants of Physical Performance

  1. Ronald J. Maughan PhD
  1. Claude Bouchard PhD and
  2. Tuomo Rankinen PhD

Published Online: 10 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303315.ch12

Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

How to Cite

Bouchard, C. and Rankinen, T. (2009) Genetic Determinants of Physical Performance, in Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport (ed R. J. Maughan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303315.ch12

Editor Information

  1. School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Author Information

  1. Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156387

Online ISBN: 9781444303315

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Keywords:

  • genetic determinants of physical performance;
  • cardiac performance phenotypes;
  • HERITAGE family study;
  • skeletal muscle phenotypes;
  • responsiveness to training;
  • candidate gene studies;
  • Carnitine palmitoyltransferase II (CPT II) deficiency;
  • fitness and performance gene made;
  • gene expression studies and novel candidates

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Human variation among sedentary people

  • Responsiveness to training

  • Candidate gene studies

  • Gene expression studies and novel candidates

  • Genome-wide scans as a tool to identify new targets

  • Comments on major challenges for research

  • Conclusions

  • References