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ERIC Number: EJ1047150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-4046
Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes: Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Glucose Uptake in Skeletal Muscle
Stanford, Kristin I.; Goodyear, Laurie J.
Advances in Physiology Education, v38 n4 p308-314 Dec 2014
Exercise is a well-established tool to prevent and combat type 2 diabetes. Exercise improves whole body metabolic health in people with type 2 diabetes, and adaptations to skeletal muscle are essential for this improvement. An acute bout of exercise increases skeletal muscle glucose uptake, while chronic exercise training improves mitochondrial function, increases mitochondrial biogenesis, and increases the expression of glucose transporter proteins and numerous metabolic genes. This review focuses on the molecular mechanisms that mediate the effects of exercise to increase glucose uptake in skeletal muscle.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01-AR-42238; R01-DK-101043; 5-P30-DK-36836