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US PA Pittsburgh Goodpaster BH

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US PA Pittsburgh Goodpaster BH

Oroboros O2k-Network

O2k-Network Lab Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine

Montefiore Hospital, N807

Address 3459 Fifth Avenue, PA 15213
City Pittsburgh
State/Prov Pennsylvania (PA)
Country USA
Contact US FL Orlando Goodpaster BH
Team previous Distefano Giovanna
Status Power-O2k 2009-2013; present: US FL Orlando Goodpaster BH
Oroboros Events MiP2014, Bioblast 2012, IOC68, IOC66, IOC53
Topics Mitochondria, Muscle, Aging, Obesity, Exercise


Distefano 2016 J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci2016Distefano G, Standley RA, Dubรฉ JJ, Carnero EA, Ritov VB, Stefanovic-Racic M, Toledo FG, Piva SR, Goodpaster BH, Coen PM (2016) Chronological age does not influence ex-vivo mitochondrial respiration and quality control in skeletal muscle. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 72:535-42.
Woodlief 2015 Obesity (Silver Spring)2015Woodlief TL, Carnero EA, Standley RA, Distefano G, Anthony SJ, Dubis GS, Jakicic JM, Houmard JA, Coen PM, Goodpaster BH (2015) Dose response of exercise training following roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery: A randomized trial. Obesity (Silver Spring) 23:2454-61.
Coen 2015 Diabetes2015Coen PM, Menshikova EV, Distefano G, Zheng D, Tanner CJ, Standley RA, Helbling NL, Dubis GS, Ritov VB, Xie H, Desimone ME, Smith SR, Stefanovic-Racic M, Toledo FG, Houmard JA, Goodpaster BH (2015) Exercise and weight loss improve muscle mitochondrial respiration, lipid partitioning, and insulin sensitivity after gastric bypass surgery. Diabetes 64:3737-50.


Distefano 2017 MiPschool Obergurgl2017
Giovanna Distefano
Effects of calorie restriction-induced weight loss and exercise on skeletal muscle mitochondrial energetics of older obese subjects.
Distefano 2012 Abstract IOC682012Distefano G, Dube JJ, Helbling NL, Ritov VB, Stefanovic-Racic M, Toledo FGS, Ng J, Goodpaster BH, Coen PM (2012) Human skeletal muscle mitochondria respiration: The influence of aging, adiposity and aerobic fitness. MiPNet17.08.


  • We love our O2k. We have performed measurements in more than 300 muscle biopsies to date, and Paul Coen and I just got a paper accepted in Journal of Gerontology highlighting the measurements related to function in the elderly Bret Goodpaster (2012-10-05).

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