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CKM Gene G (Ncoi-) Allele Has a Positive Effect on Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Caucasian Women Practicing Sports Requiring Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise Metabolism


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The search for genes with a positive influence on physical fitness is a difficult process. Physical fitness is a trait determined by multiple genes, and its genetic basis is then modified by numerous environmental factors. The present study examines the effects of the polymorphism of creatine kinase (CKM) gene on VO2max - a physiological index of aerobic capacity of high heritability. The study sample consisted of 154 men and 85 women, who were students of the University School of Physical Education in Poznań and athletes practicing various sports, including members of the Polish national team. The study revealed a positive effect of a rare G (NcoI-) allele of the CKM gene on maximal oxygen uptake in Caucasian women practicing sports requiring aerobic and anaerobic exercise metabolism. Also a tendency was noted in individuals with NcoI-/- (GG) and NcoI-/+ (GA) genotypes to reach higher VO2max levels.









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  • Department of Physiology, The Eugeniusz Piasecki University School of Physical Education, Poland.
  • Department of Physiology, The Eugeniusz Piasecki University School of Physical Education, Poland.
  • Department of Physiology, The Eugeniusz Piasecki University School of Physical Education, Poland.
  • Computer Laboratory of the Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland.


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