Applied Health Sciences - Kinesiology


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (my students are underlined):

MacPherson, R.E.K., and S.J. Peters.  Piecing together the puzzle of perilipin proteins and skeletal muscle lipolysis. Applied Physiol Nutr Metab 40(7): 641-651, 2015.

Sullivan P., M. Gagnon, K. Gammage, and S.J. Peters.  Is the effect of behavioral synchrony on cooperative behavior mediated by pain threshold? J Social Psych (in press), 2015.

Turnbull, P.C., S.V. Ramos, R.E.K. MacPherson, B.D. Roy, and S.J. Peters.  Characterization of lipolytic inhibitor G(0)/G(1) switch gene-2 protein expression in skeletal muscle and heart compared to relative content of ATGL and CGI-58.  PLOSone 10(3):e010136, 2015.

Ramos S.V., P.C. Turnbull, R.E.K MacPherson, P.J. LeBlanc, W.E. Ward, and S.J. Peters.  Changes in mitochondrial PLIN3 and PLIN5 protein content in rat skeletal muscle following endurance training and acute stimulated contraction.  Exp Physiol 100(4): 450-462, 2015.

MacPherson R.E.K., L.M. Castelli, P.M. Miotto, S. Frendo-Cumbo, A. Milburn, B.D. Roy, P.J. LeBlanc, W.E. Ward, and S.J. Peters.  A maternal high fat diet has long-lasting effects on skeletal muscle lipid and PLIN protein content in rat offspring at young adulthood. Lipids 50(2): 205-217, 2015.

Nash, L.A., P.J. Sullivan, S.J. Peters, W.E. Ward.  Rooibos flavonoids, orientin and luteolin, stimulate mineralization in human osteoblasts through the Wnt pathway.  Molec Nutr Food Res 59(3): 443-453, 2015.

Ramos S.V., R.E.K. MacPherson, P.C. Turnbull, K.N. Bott, P.J. Blanc, W.E. Ward, and S.J. Peters.  Higher PLIN5 but not PLIN3 content in isolated skeletal muscle mitochondria following acute in vivo contraction in rat hindlimb.  Physiological Reports 2(10): e12154, 2014.
Raper, J., L.K. Love, D.H. Paterson, S.J. Peters, G.J.F. Heigenhauser, J.M. Kowalchuck.  The effect of high fat and high carbohydrate diets on pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics during the transition to moderate-intensity exercise.  J Appl Physiol jap.00456.2014 [ePub ahead of print].
Herbst E.A.R.E.K. MacPherson, P.J. LeBlanc, B.D. Roy, N.H. Jeoung, R.A. Harris, and S.J. Peters.  Pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase-4 contributes to the recirculation of gluconeogenic precursors during post-exercise glycogen recovery.  Am J Physiol Regul Integ Comp Physiol:  306(2):R102-R107, 2014.
Miotto, P., L. Castelli, F. Amoye, P.J. LeBlanc, S.J. Peters, B.D. Roy, and W.E. Ward. Maternal high fat feeding does not have long-lasting effects on body composition and bone health in female and male rat offspring at young adulthood.  Molecules:  18(12):15094-15109, 2013. 
MacPherson, R.E.K., R. Vandenboom, B.D. Roy, and S.J. Peters.  Skeletal muscle PLIN3 and PLIN5 are serine phosphorylated at rest and following lipolysis during adrenergic or contractile stimulation.  Physiological Reports1(4): e00084, 2013.
4.     MacPherson, R.E.K.R.V. Ramos, R. Vandenboom, B.D. Roy, and S.J. Peters.  Skeletal muscle PLIN proteins, ATGL and CGI-58, interactions at rest and following stimulated contraction. Am J Physiol Regul Integrative Comp Physiol 304(8): R644-650, 2013.
Farlinger, C., A.J. Lui, R.C. Harrison, P.J. LeBlanc, S.J. Peters, and B.D. Roy. Extracellular hyper-osmotic stress stimulates glucose uptake in incubated fast-twitch mammalian skeletal muscle.  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 38: 1-8,2013.
Peters, S.J., I.A. Samjoo, M.C. Devries, I. Stevic, H.A. Robertshaw, and M.A. Tarnopolsky.  Perilipin (PLIN) family proteins in human skeletal muscle:  the effects of sex, obesity and training.  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 37(4): 724-735, 2012. 
MacPherson R.E.K., E.A.F. Herbst, E.J. Reynolds, R. Vandenboom, B.D. Roy, and S.J. Peters.  Subcellular localization of skeletal muscle lipid droplets and PLIN family proteins (OXPAT and ADRP) at rest and following contraction (in rat soleus muscle).  Am J Physiol Regul Integrative Comp Physiol 302: R29-R33, 2012.
Herbst, E.A., E.A. Dunford, R.A. Harris, N.H. Jeoung, R. Vandenboom, P.J. LeBlanc, B. Roy, and S.J. Peters.  Role of PDK4 in regulating PDH activation during acute muscle contraction. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 37(1): 48-52, 2012.
Love, L.K., P.J. LeBlanc, J.G. Inglis, N.S. BradleyJ. Choptiany, G.J.F. Heigenhauser and S.J. Peters.  The relationship between human skeletal muscle pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase activity and muscle aerobic capacity.  J Appl Physiol 111(2): 427-434, 2011.
Dunford, E., E. Herbst, N.H. Jeoung, W. Gittings, J. Greig Inglis, R. Vandenboom, P.J. LeBlanc, R.A. Harris and S.J. Peters.   PDH activation during in vitro muscle contractions in PDH kinase 2 knockout mice:  the effect of PDK1 compensation.  Am J Physiol Regul Integrative Comp 300(6): R1487-1493, 2011.
Lau, V.Y., V.A. Fajardo, L. McMeekin, S.M. Sacco, W.E. Ward, B.D. Roy, S.J. Peters and P.J. LeBlanc. Influence of high fat diet from differential dietary sources on bone mineral desnity, bone strength, and bone fatty acid composition in rats.  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 35(5):  598-606, 2010.
Stefanyk, L.E., N. Coverdale, B.D.Roy, S.J. Peters, and P.J. LeBlanc.  Skeletal muscle type comparison of subsarcolemmal mitochondrial membrane phospholipid fatty acid composition in rat.  J Membrane Biol 234: 207-215, 2010. 
Cermak, N.M., S.J. Peters, R. Vandenboom, P.J. LeBlanc, and B.D. Roy.  Effect of extra-cellular osmolality on metabolism in contracting mammalian skeletal muscle in vitro.  App Physiol Nutr Metab34(6):1055-64, 2010. 
Bigrigg, J.K., G.J.F. Heigenhauser, P.J. LeBlanc, J.G. Inglis, and S.J. Peters.  Carbohydrate refeeding after a high fat diet rapidly reverses the adaptive increase in human skeletal muscle PDH kinase activity.  Am J Physiol Regulatory Integrative Comp Physiol (297): R885-R891, 2009.
Gurd, B.J., S.J. Peters, G.J.F. Heigenhauser, P.J. LeBlanc, T.J. Doherty, D.H. Paterson, J.M. Kowalchuk. Prior heavy exercise elevates pyruvate dehydrogenase activity and muscle oxygenation and speeds O2uptake kinetics during moderate exercise in older adults.  Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol (297): R877-R884, 2009.

LeBlanc, P.J., M. Mulligan, A. Antolic, L. MacPherson, J.G. Inglis, D. Martin, B.D. Roy, and S.J. Peters.Skeletal muscle type comparison of pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase activity and isoform expression: effects of obesity and endurance training.  Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp  295(4): R1224-R1230, 2009.

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