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Maintaining motor units into old age: running the final common pathway

Geoffrey A. Power, Brian H. Dalton, Kevin J. Gilmore, Matti D. Allen, Timothy J. Doherty, Charles L. Rice
  • Geoffrey A. Power
    Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, College of Biological Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada | gapower@uoguelph.ca
  • Brian H. Dalton
    School of Health and Exercise Sciences, The University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  • Kevin J. Gilmore
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Matti D. Allen
    Schools of Medicine and Kinesiology and Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Timothy J. Doherty
    Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Clinical Neurological Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Charles L. Rice
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario; Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Abstract

This article is a commentary on the recently published manuscript "Use it or lose it: tonic activity of slow motoneurons promotes their survival and preferentially increases slow fiber-type groupings in muscles of old lifelong recreational sportsmen". Mosole S, Carraro U, Kern H, Loefler S, Zampieri S. Use it or lose it: tonic activity of slow motoneurons promotes their survival and preferentially increases slow fiber-type groupings in muscles of old lifelong recreational sportsmen. Eur J Transl Myol 2016;26:5972. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2016.5972. We offer some unique perspectives on masters athletes and the role of physical activity in maintaining the number and function of motor units into old age.

Keywords

Motor unit; Masters athlete; EMG; Motor neuron

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