Accession Number:

ADA181722

Title:

Biochemical Changes in Tissues during Infectious Illness: The Bioenergetics of Infection and Exercise

Descriptive Note:

Annual progress rept. no. 12, 1 Jul 7676-30 Jun 1977

Corporate Author:

RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICKNJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Exercise has been categorized as forced, voluntary and involuntary. Treadmills and running wheels have been modified so that investigations can be made of each type of exercise in interaction with infectious disease. Rats exercising by voluntarily turning treadmills on and off had a high preference for treadmill speeds of 24.4 mmin which persisted despite changing workloads. These data are vital for the design of future experiments involving voluntary and forced exercise interactions with infectious disease. Preliminary studies showed that rats infected with S. typhimurium and given voluntary access to running wheels had less disease involvement and lower mortality rates than subjects not given access to running wheels. Keywords Energy utilization Protein metabolism Newcastle disease.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE