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Contribution of anaerobic energy expenditure to whole body thermogenesis

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition & Metabolism, June 2005
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Contribution of anaerobic energy expenditure to whole body thermogenesis
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Nutrition & Metabolism, June 2005
DOI 10.1186/1743-7075-2-14
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Christopher B Scott


Heat production serves as the standard measurement for the determination of energy expenditure and efficiency in animals. Estimations of metabolic heat production have traditionally focused on gas exchange (oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide production) although direct heat measurements may include an anaerobic component particularly when carbohydrate is oxidized. Stoichiometric interpretations of the ratio of carbon dioxide production to oxygen uptake suggest that both anaerobic and aerobic heat production and, by inference, all energy expenditure--can be accounted for with a measurement of oxygen uptake as 21.1 kJ per liter of oxygen. This manuscript incorporates contemporary bioenergetic interpretations of anaerobic and aerobic ATP turnover to promote the independence of these disparate types of metabolic energy transfer: each has different reactants and products, uses dissimilar enzymes, involves different types of biochemical reactions, takes place in separate cellular compartments, exploits different types of gradients and ultimately each operates with distinct efficiency. The 21.1 kJ per liter of oxygen for carbohydrate oxidation includes a small anaerobic heat component as part of anaerobic energy transfer. Faster rates of ATP turnover that exceed mitochondrial respiration and that are supported by rapid glycolytic phosphorylation with lactate production result in heat production that is independent of oxygen uptake. Simultaneous direct and indirect calorimetry has revealed that this anaerobic heat does not disappear when lactate is later oxidized and so oxygen uptake does not adequately measure anaerobic efficiency or energy expenditure (as was suggested by the "oxygen debt" hypothesis). An estimate of anaerobic energy transfer supplements the measurement of oxygen uptake and may improve the interpretation of whole-body energy expenditure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 2 2%
Canada 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 80 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 19%
Student > Master 14 16%
Student > Bachelor 14 16%
Researcher 13 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 7 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 28 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Engineering 4 5%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 8 9%

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