Article

Molecular studies of exercise, skeletal muscle, and ageing [version 1; referees: 2 approved]

Citation

Timmons JA & Gallagher IJ (2016) Molecular studies of exercise, skeletal muscle, and ageing [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. F1000Research, 5 (F1000 Faculty Rev), Art. No.: 1087. https://doi.org/10.12688/F1000RESEARCH.8255.1

Abstract
The purpose of an F1000 review is to reflect on the bigger picture, exploring controversies and new concepts as well as providing opinion as to what is limiting progress in a particular field. We reviewed about 200 titles published in 2015 that included reference to ‘skeletal muscle, exercise, and ageing’ with the aim of identifying key articles that help progress our understanding or research capacity while identifying methodological issues which represent, in our opinion, major barriers to progress. Loss of neuromuscular function with chronological age impacts on both health and quality of life. We prioritised articles that studied human skeletal muscle within the context of age or exercise and identified new molecular observations that may explain how muscle responds to exercise or age. An important aspect of this short review is perspective: providing a view on the likely ‘size effect’ of a potential mechanism on physiological capacity or ageing.

Journal
F1000Research: Volume 5, Issue F1000 Faculty Rev

StatusPublished
Publication date02/06/2016
Publication date online02/06/2016
Date accepted by journal02/06/2016
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/25128
PublisherF1000Research