Molecular Physiology – University of Copenhagen

Molecular Physiology

Molecular Physiology

Understanding the complex processes in the body that regulate energy metabolism, molecular signalling, vascular perfusion and gene expression in muscle in relation to physical activity and health.

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  • AMPK – the enzyme that makes physical activity healthy


    Physical activity benefits diabetics and others with insulin resistance. One of the reasons is that a single bout of physical activity increases the effectiveness of insulin. Thus, physical activity helps to reduce the risk of developing diabetes, while also reducing the effects of diabetes if it does set in. Until now, no one has understood the underlying mechanism of this phenomenon. »

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