Prof Hans Degens

Hans-Degens

Biography

Prof. Hans Degens has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Liverpool (UK), the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden), the University of South Florida, Tampa (USA), and the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands). He was Assistant Professor at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) before his present employment as Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University where he currently is Professor of Muscle Physiology. He is also a Visiting Professor at Lithuanian Sports University (Kaunas, Lithuania), a Visiting Professor at University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures (Romania), and has an Honorary Doctorate from the Lithuanian Sports University.

Hans gives seminars about creation/evolution and is an active member of his local church in Cheshire, where he sometimes preaches and leads Bible studies. He is married with two adult children.

Education

  • MSc in Biology – Agricultural University Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • PhD in Exercise Physiology – Catholic University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Articles on creation/evolution and miscellaneous Bible and science topics:

  1. Degens H., Biologie kan zonder evolutie! Bionieuws 5(6):2, 1995.
  2. Degens H., Book review “Running out of time” by G. Wilson, Direction 9:41, 1995.
  3. Degens H., How ageing affects our muscles, Aktuellt från Vetenskapsstaden 13:2, 1996.
  4. Degens H., Several contributions to the discussion of Creation-Evolution, www.peter-insite.nl/degeneratie/discussie/disccussie_start.htm, 1998-1999.
  5. Degens H. Several contributions to the discussion of Creation-Evolution, www.natutech.nl/forumDiscussieDetail.lasso?ID=6852&cn=ALG&-session=NTses:D07D737BBC2A69B313CDCB9814765EF5, 2001.
  6. Degens H., Evolutie, Bionieuws 12(18):2, 2002.
  7. Degens H., Veroudering in het licht van de evolutie, creaton.nl/publicaties, 2003.
  8. Degens H. & Hoek W., Schepping of evolutie? Onderwijs in de oorsprong: schepping of evolutie? B & O 6(4):4–6, 2003.
  9. Degens H. & Hoek W., Omgaan met modellen. B & O 6(4):9–11, 2003.
  10. Hoek W. & Degens H., Evolutie. Feiten; gevolgen voor waarden en normen. B & O, Brochure, 23 pp, 2003.
  11. Degens K. & Degens H., Strijd Darwin – God laait weer op. Stentor 15/12, 2004.
  12. Degens H., Naturalisme in de discussie ‘Creatie of Evolutie’. Ellips 30(3):13–14, 2005.
  13. Degens H., Schepping is een wetenschappelijk alternatief, NRC Handelsblad 26/5, 9, 2005.
  14. Degens H., Evolutieleer is juist sterk bewijs voor bestaan van Schepper, Volkskrant 28/5, B/07, 2005.
  15. Degens H., De schepping-evolutie controverse, Ellips 30(5):15, 2005.
  16. Degens H., Is de schepping achterhaald? Opwekking, 491:19, 2005.
  17. Degens H., Is het waar dat er geen waarheid is? Menorah Magazine 23:18, 2006.
  18. Scheele P. & Degens H., De feiten zeggen nog steeds: Geen macro-evolutie! Ellips 31(5):8–10, 2006.
  19. Degens H., De oorsprong van de genetische code en stofwisseling, creaton.nl/publicaties, 2007.
  20. Degens H., An evaluation of punctuated equilibrium as a mechanism for evolution, Origins 45:12–15, 2007.
  21. Degens H., The origin of senescence and death; an evolutionary enigma, Creation Research Society Quarterly 44:280–286, 2008.
  22. Degens H., Skeletal muscle and the maximum life-span of men, Origins 47:16–17, 2008.
  23. Degens H., De oorsprong van veroudering en dood; een evolutionair raadsel, R-Evolutie op het wetenschappelijk erf, Conferentie 23–24/10 Utrecht, The Netherlands, 14, 2009.
  24. Degens H., Early adaptor project on muscle fibres, NanoInfoBio Newsletter 1(2):3, 2010.
  25. Degens H., Unborn human beings destroyed, Congleton Chronicle 3/3:26, 2011.
  26. Degens H. How big was Noah’s Ark? Origins 55, 14–15, 2011.
  27. Degens H., Alternatief voor evolutie, Reformatorisch Dagblad 6/2:11, 2012.
  28. Degens H., Eeuwig leven: biologisch mogelijk? Exploring the World, Conference 2-3 March, Almere, The Netherlands, 2012.
  29. Degens H., Welke leeftijd is biologisch gezien het maximal haalbare? Lang zal ‘ie leven?! Weet Magazine 16:14-17, 2012.
  30. Degens H., Nine years with a Citroën XM, Citroënian, Citroën Club Car Magazine, 62(12):67–69, 2012.
  31. Bosutti A. & Degens H., Cellular regulators of muscle mass: the adaptive response of capillarisation to disuse is muscle-specific, eea.spaceflight.esa.int, 2013.
  32. Degens H., Again two Citroën XMs. Citroënian, Citroën Club Car Magazine, 63(10):61–62, 2013.
  33. Degens H., Book review “Life Ascending” by Nick Lane. Origins, 58: 21, 2013.
  34. Degens H., Selectie voor perfectie of perfect door intellect? ForumC, www.geloofenwetenschap.nl/index.php/opinie/item/433-selectie-voor-perfectie-of-perfect-door-intellect.html, 2013.
  35. Degens H., Temperature acclimation in fish muscles, Origins 58:14–17, 2013.
  36. De Jong W. & Degens H., Schepping en evolutie: de wetenschappelijke stand van zaken, Sophie 4(4), 2014.
  37. Degens H., Faillisement intelligent ontwerp en schepping! Echt waar? ForumC, www.geloofenwetenschap.nl/index.php/opinie/item/683-faillissement-intelligent-ontwerp-en-schepping-echt-waar, 2015.
  38. Degens H., Opent de evolutietheorie de deur voor abortus en eugenetica? Magazine Leef 32(2):12–13, 2016.
  39. Van Meerten J. & Degens H., Scheppingsgedachte uit klas bannen zet leerlingen op dwaalspoor, Reformatorisch Dagblad 24(5):6–7, 2017.
  40. Degens H. & van Meerten J., EvoKE: Weer een initiatief om de evolutietheorie te promoten; schepping de deur uit? Scheppingsgedachte uit klas bannen zet leerlingen op dwaalspoor, Logos Instituut, logos.nl, 25 May 2017.
  41. Van Meerten J., Benjamin R., Binnenveld W., Borger P., Bos H., van Dam J., Degens H., de Jong W, Vogelaar W. & Zoutewelle T., Kritische weging evolutie ontbreekt, Reformatorisch Dagblad 18(7),8–9, 2017.
  42. Degens H., In weerwil van de fossielen, Weet Magazine 48:39, 2017.
  43. Degens H., Koude rillingen over de rug van Charles Darwin, Geloof is de sleutel tot kennis, Logos Instituut, 20–21 April, 2018.
  44. Degens H., Krachtpatsers, Hoe werken je spieren? Weet Magazine, 49:43–45, 2018.
  45. Degens H., Nine years with a Citroen XM; again! Citroënian, Citroën Club Car Magazine, 68(11):64–66, 2018.
  46. McPhee J. & Degens H., Strong and balanced training, Brochure with the British Master Athletics Federation, 23 pages, 2019.
  47. Degens H., Book review “Darwins Kaartenhuis” by Thom Bethel, logos.nl, Logos Instituut, 2019.

Technical publications (journal papers):

  1. Degens H, Turek Z, Hoofd LJC, van ‘t Hof MA & Binkhorst RA. The relationship between capillarisation and fibre types during compensatory hypertrophy of the plantaris muscle in the rat. J. Anat., 180, 455–463, 1992. (IF 2013 2.227).
  2. Degens H, Turek Z & Binkhorst RA. Fatigue in hypertrophied rat m. plantaris: age, capillarization and fibre type effects. In: Neuromuscular Fatigue, Eds., Sargeant AJ, Kernell D. Academy series. Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - Elsevier/North-Holland, Amsterdam: 69–70, 1993.
  3. Degens H, Turek Z & Binkhorst RA. Compensatory hypertrophy and training effects on the functioning of ageing rat m. plantaris. Mech. Ageing Dev., 66, 299–311, 1993. (IF 2013 3.51).
  4. Degens, H. Hypertrophy in the m. plantaris of the ageing rat. Functioning and capillarisation related to fibre types. Thesis University Nijmegen, 1993.
  5. Degens H, Veerkamp JH, van Moerkerk HTB, Turek Z, Hoofd LJC & Binkhorst RA. Metabolic capacity, fibre type area and capillarization of rat plantaris muscle. Effects of age, overload and training and relationship with fatigue resistance. Int. J. Biochem., 25, 1141–1148, 1993. (IF 2013 4.24).
  6. Degens H, Turek Z, Hoofd LJC, van ‘t Hof MA & Binkhorst RA. Capillarisation and fibre types in hypertrophied m. plantaris in rats of various age. Resp. Physiol., 94, 217–226, 1993. (IF 2013 1.967).
  7. Degens H, Turek Z, Hoofd LJC & Binkhorst RA. Capillary proliferation related to fibre types in hypertrophied ageing rat m. plantaris. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol., 345, 669–676, 1994. (IF 2013 2.012).
  8. Degens H & Veerkamp JH. INVITED. Changes in oxidative capacity and fatigue resistance in skeletal muscle. Int. J. Biochem., 26, 871–878, 1994. (IF 2013 4.24).
  9. Degens H, Ringnalda BEM & Hoofd L. Capillarisation and myoglobin content of the dog gracilis muscle. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol., 361, 533–540, 1994. (IF 2013 2.012).
  10. Degens H, Hoofd L & Binkhorst RA. Specific force of the rat m. plantaris changes with age, but not with overload. Mech. Ageing Dev., 78, 215–219, 1995. (IF 2013 3.51).
  11. Degens H, Meessen NEL, Wirtz P & Binkhorst RA. The development of compensatory hypertrophy in the plantaris muscle of the rat. Ann. Anat., 177, 285–289, 1995. (IF 2013: 2.075).
  12. Colier WJNM, Meeuwsen IBAE, Degens H & Oeseburg B. Determination of oxygen consumption in muscle during exercise using near infrared spectroscopy. Acta Anaesthesiol. Scand., 39 S107, 151–155, 1995. (IF 2013 2.31).
  13. Degens H, Salmons S & Jarvis JC. Mean blood flow and intramuscular pressure during cyclic activity in the rabbit tibialis anterior muscle. In: “Proceedings EC Concerted Action HEART” Skeletal Muscle Assist Working Group, BIOMED-I. Ed., Salmons S.: 9–13, 1995.
  14. Degens H, Craven AJ, Jarvis JC & Salmons S. The use of coloured dye-extraction microspheres to measure blood flow in rabbit skeletal muscle: a validation study with special emphasis on repeated measurements. Exp. Physiol., 81, 239–249, 1996. (IF 2013: 2.871).
  15. Van Doorn CAM, Degens H, Bhabra MS, Till CBW, Shaw TE, Jarvis JC, Salmons S & Hooper TL. Intramural blood flow of skeletal muscle ventricles functioning as aortic counterpulsators. Ann. Thorac. Surg., 64, 86–93, 1997. (IF 2013 3.631).
  16. Larsson L, Li X, Yu F & Degens H. INVITED Minireview. Age-related changes in contractile properties and expression of myosin isoforms in single skeletal muscle cells. Muscle & Nerve, S5, S74–S78, 1997. (IF 2013 2.311).
  17. Degens H. REVIEW. Age-related changes in the microcirculation of skeletal muscle. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol., 454, 343–348, 1998. (IF 2013 2.012).
  18. Degens H, Salmons S & Jarvis JC. Intramuscular pressure, force and blood flow in rabbit tibialis anterior muscles during single and repetitive contractions. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol., 78, 13–19, 1998. (IF 2013: 2.298).
  19. Degens H, Yu F, Li X & Larsson L. Effects of age and gender on shortening velocity and myosin isoforms in single rat muscle fibres. Acta Physiol. Scand., 163, 33–40, 1998. (IF 2013: 4.251).
  20. Salmons S, Tang ATM, Jarvis JC, Degens H, Hastings M & Hooper TL. Morphological and functional evidence, and clinical importance of vascular anastomoses in the latissimus dorsi muscle of the sheep. J. Anat., 193, 93–104, 1998. (IF 2013 2.227).
  21. Yu F, Degens H, Li X & Larsson L. Gender- and age-related differences in the regulatory influence of thyroid hormone on contractility and myosin composition of single soleus muscle fibres in rat. Pflügers Archiv, 437, 21–30, 1998. (IF 2013 3.073).
  22. Degens H, Soop M, Höök P, Ljungqvist O & Larsson L. Post-operative effects on insulin resistance and specific tension of single human skeletal muscle fibres. Clin. Sci., 97, 449–455, 1999. (IF 2013 5.629).
  23. Yu F, Degens H & Larsson L. INVITED. The influence of thyroid hormone on the myosin isoform composition and shortening velocity of single skeletal muscle fibres with reference to ageing and gender. Acta Physiol. Scand., 167, 313–316, 1999. (IF 2013: 4.251).
  24. Lowe DA, Degens H, Chen KD & Alway SE. Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase varies with age in glycolytic muscles of rats. J. Geront., 55A, B160–B164, 2000. (IF 2013 4.984).
  25. Alway SE, Degens H, Lowe DA,& Krishnamurthy G. Increased myogenic repressor ID mRNA and protein levels in hindlimb muscles of aged rats. Am. J. Physiol. 282, R411–R422, 2002. (IF 2013: 3.529).
  26. Degens H, Anderson RK & Alway SE. Capillarization in skeletal muscle of rats with cardiac hypertrophy. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 34, 258–266, 2002. (IF 2013 4.459).
  27. Alway SE, Degens H, Krishnamurthy G, Smith CA. A potential role for ID repressors in apoptosis and attenuation of hypertrophy in overloaded plantaris muscles of aged rats. Am. J. Physiol., 283, C66–C76, 2002. (IF 2013 3.674).
  28. Degens H, Gilde AJ, Lindhout M, Willemsen PHM, van der Vusse GJ & van Bilsen M. Functional and metabolic adaptation of the heart to prolonged thyroid hormone treatment. Am. J. Physiol., 284, H108–H115, 2003. (IF 2013 4.012).
  29. Degens H & Alway SE. Skeletal muscle function and hypertrophy are diminished in old age. Muscle & Nerve, 27, 339–347, 2003. (IF 2013 2.311).
  30. Alway SE, Degens H, Krishnamurthy G & Chaudhrai A. Denervation stimulates apoptosis but not Id2 expression in hindlimb muscles of aged rats. J. Geront., 58A, B687–B697, 2003. (IF 2013 4.984).
  31. Degens H, Moore JA & Alway SE. Vascular endothelial growth factor, capillarisation and function of the rat plantaris muscle at the onset of hypertrophy. Jpn. J. Physiol., 53, 181–191, 2003. (IF 2013 1.248).
  32. Degens H, Anderson RK & Alway SE. Capillarization and vascular endothelial growth factor expression in hypertrophying anterior latissimus dorsi muscle of the Japanese quail. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol., 530, 577–585, 2003. (IF 2013 2.012).
  33. van Elk N, Faes M, Degens H, Kooloos JGM, de Lint JA, Hopman MTE. The application of an external wrist extension force reduces electromyographic activity of wrist extensor muscles during gripping. J. Orthop. Sports Phys. Ther., 34, 228–234, 2004. (IF 2013 2.376).
  34. Mckoy G, Hou Y, Yang SY, Vega Avelaira D, Degens H, Goldspink G, Coulton GR. HIGHLIGHTED TOPIC. Expression of Ankrd2 in fast and slow muscles and it response to stretch are consistent with a role in slow muscle function. J. Appl. Physiol., 98, 2337–2343, 2005. (IF 2013 3.434).
  35. Degens H, Sanchez Horneros JM, Heijdra YF, Dekhuijzen PNR, Hopman MTE. Skeletal muscle contractility is preserved in COPD patients with normal fat-free mass. Acta Physiol. Scand. 184, 235–242, 2005. (IF 2013: 4.251).
  36. Ottenheijm CAC, Heunks LMA, Sieck GC, Zhan W-Z, Jansen SM, Degens H, de Boo T, Dekhuijzen PNR. Diaphragm dysfunction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 172, 200–205, 2005. (IF 2013 11.986).
  37. Degens H, de Brouwer KFJ, Gilde AJ, Lindhout M, Willemsen PHM, Janssen BJ, van der Vusse GJ, van Bilsen M. Cardiac fatty acid metabolism is preserved in the compensated hypertrophic rat heart. Basic Res. Cardiol. 101, 17–26, 2006. (IF 2013 5.955).
  38. Degens H, Alway SE. Control of muscle size during disuse, disease and aging. Int. J. Sports Med. 27, 94–99, 2006 (IF 2013 2.374).
  39. Degens H, Sanchez Horneros JM, Hopman MTE. Acute hypoxia limits endurance but does not affect muscle contractile properties. Muscle & Nerve 33, 532–537, 2006 (IF 2013 2.311).
  40. Faes M, van Elk N, de Lint JA, Degens H, Kooloos JGM, Hopman MTE. A dynamic extensor brace reduces electromyographic activity of wrist extensor muscles in patients with lateral epicondylalgia. J. Orthop. Sports Phys. Ther., 36, 170–178, 2006 (IF 2013 2.376).
  41. de Brouwer KFJ*, Degens H*, Aartsen WM, Lindhout M, Bitsch NJJE, Gilde AJ, Willemsen PHM, Janssen BJA, van der Vusse GJ, van Bilsen M. Specific and sustained down-regulation of genes involved in fatty acid metabolism is not a hall-mark of progression to cardiac failure in mice. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 40, 838–845, 2006 (IF 2013: 5.218) (*both authors contributed equally).
  42. Degens H, Deveci D, Botto-van Bemden A, Hoofd LJC, Egginton S. Maintenance of heterogeneity of capillary spacing is essential for adequate oxygenation in the soleus muscle of the growing rat. Microcirculation, 13, 467–476, 2006 (IF 2013: 2.263).
  43. Onambele GLN, Degens H. Case report: Improvements in muscle-tendon properties are beneficial to balance in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis 12, 666–669, 2006 (IF 2013: 4.23).
  44. Fredericks S, Degens H, McKoy G, Bainbridge K, Collinson PO, Coulton G, Elmahdi H, Holt DW. Effect of denervation on the content of cardiac troponin T and cardiac troponin I in skeletal muscle. Clin Biochem 40, 423–426, 2007. (IF 2013: 2.229).
  45. Degens H, Larsson L. Application of skinned single muscle fibres to determine myofilament function in ageing and disease. J Musculoskel Neuron Int 7, 56–61, 2007 (IF 2016 1.489).
  46. Morse CI, Degens H, Jones DA. The validity of estimating quadriceps volume from single MRI cross-sections in young men. Eur J Appl Physiol 100, 267–274, 2007. (IF 2013: 2.298).
  47. Degens H, Swisher AK, Heijdra YF, Siu PM, Dekhuijzen PNR, Alway SE. Apoptosis and Id2 expression in diaphragm and soleus muscle from the emphysematous hamster. Am J Physiol. 293, R135–R144, 2007. (IF 2013: 3.529).
  48. Morse CI, Wüst RCI, Jones DA, de Haan A, Degens H. Muscle fatigue resistance is reduced in young male smokers. Acta Physiol 191, 123–129, 2007. (IF 2013: 4.251).
  49. Degens H. Age-related skeletal muscle dysfunction; causes and mechanisms. J Musculoskel Neuron Int 7, 246–252, 2007 (IF 2016 1.489).
  50. Wüst RCI, Degens H. Factors contributing to muscle wasting and dysfunction in COPD patients. Int J COPD 2, 289–300, 2007. (IF 2013 2.732).
  51. Altenburg TM, Degens H, van Mechelen W, Sargeant AJ, A de Haan A. Recruitment of single muscle fibers during submaximal cycling exercise. J Appl Physiol 103, 1752–1756, 2007. (IF 2013: 3.434).
  52. Morse CI, Degens H, Seyness O, Maganaris CN, Jones DA. The acute effect of stretching on the passive stiffness of the human gastrocnemius muscle tendon unit. J Physiol 586, 97–106, 2008 (IF 2013: 4.544). Editor’s choice: Online Issue 22/7/2011: The Biomedical Basis of Elite Performance.
  53. Morse CI, Pritchard L, Wüst RCI, Jones DA, Degens H. Carbon monoxide inhalation reduces skeletal muscle fatigue resistance. Acta Physiol 192, 197–201, 2008. (IF 2013: 4.251).
  54. Degens H, Kosar SN, Hopman MTE, de Haan A. The time course of denervation-induced changes is similar in adult and old rat soleus muscle. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 33, 299–308, 2008 (IF 2013: 2.208).
  55. Wüst RCI, Morse CI, de Haan A, Jones DA, Degens H. Sex differences in contractile properties and fatigue resistance of human skeletal muscle. Exp Physiol, 93, 843–850, 2008 (IF 2013: 2.871). Editor’s choice: Online Issue 22/7/2011: The Biomedical Basis of Elite Performance.
  56. Wüst RCI, Degens H, Jones DA. ( Letter to the editor) Muscle function in smokers; clearing up the smoke. Chest, 134, 219–220, 2008 (IF 2013: 7.132).
  57. Wüst RCI, Morse CI, de Haan A, Rittweger J, Jones DA, Degens H. Skeletal muscle properties and fatigue resistance in relation to cigarette pack yearsEur J Appl Phys, 104, 103–110, 2008 (IF 2013: 2.298) Abstracted in the 2007 YEAR BOOK OF SPORTS MEDICINE.
  58. Degens H. (Guest Editorial). Elevated plasma ACE activity: no guarantee for enhanced left ventricular hypertrophy during training. Acta Physiol, 194, 95, 2008 (IF 2013: 4.251).
  59. Wüst RCI, Jaspers RT, van der Laarse WJ, Degens H. (Brief communication). Skeletal muscle capillarization and oxidative metabolism in healthy smokers. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 33, 1240–1245, 2008 (IF 2013: 2.208).
  60. Hoofd L, Degens H. The influence of flow redistribution on working rat muscle oxygenation. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol., 645, 55–60, 2009 (IF 2013 2.012).
  61. Wüst RCI, Gibbings SL, Degens H. Fiber capillary supply related to fiber size and oxidative capacity in human and rat skeletal muscle. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol., 645, 75–80, 2009. (IF 2013 2.012).
  62. Degens H, Morse CI, Hopman MTE. Heterogeneity of capillary spacing in the hypertrophied plantaris muscle from young-adult and old rats. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol., 645, 61–66, 2009. (IF 2013 2.012).
  63. Wüst RCI, Jaspers RT, van Heijst AF, Hopman MTE, Hoofd LJC, van der Laarse WJ, Degens H. Region-specific adaptations in determinants of rat skeletal muscle oxygenation to chronic hypoxia. Am. J. Physiol. 297, H364–H374, 2009 (IF 2013: 4.012).
  64. Erskine RM, Jones DA, Maganaris CM, Degens H. In vivo specific tension of the human quadriceps femoris muscle. Eur J Appl Physiol 106, 827–838, 2009 (IF 2013: 2.298).
  65. Degens H, Erskine RM, Morse CI. Disproportionate changes in skeletal muscle strength and size with resistance training and ageing. J Musculoskel Neuron Int 9, 123–129, 2009 (IF 2016 1.489).
  66. Gilliver SF, Degens H, Rittweger J, Sargeant AJ, Jones DA. Variation in the determinants of power of chemically skinned human muscle fibres. Exp Physiol 10, 1070–1078, 2009 (IF 2013: 2.871).
  67. Needham RA, Morse CI, Degens H. The acute effect of different warm-up protocols on anaerobic performance in elite youth soccer players. J Strength Cond Res 23, 2614–2620, 2009 (IF 2013: 1.858).
  68. Degens H. The role of systemic inflammation in age-related muscle weakness and wasting. Scand J Med Sci Sports 20, 28–38, 2010 (IF 2016: 3.331).
  69. Erskine RM, Jones DA, Williams AG, Stewart CE, Degens H. Resistance training increases in vivo quadriceps femoris muscle specific tension in young men. Acta Physiol, 199, 83–89, 2010 (IF 2013 4.251).
  70. Wüst RCI, Winwood K, Wilks DC, Morse CI, Degens H, Rittweger J. Effects of smoking on tibial and radial bone mass and strength may diminish with age. J Clin Endocr Metabolism, 95, 2763–2771, 2010 (IF 2013 6.31).
  71. Rittweger J, Moss AD, Colier W, Stewart C, Degens H. Muscle tissue oxygenation and VEGF in VO2-matched vibration and squatting exercise. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging, 30, 269–278, 2010 (IF 2013: 1.376).
  72. Goosey-Tolfrey V, Foden E, C Perrett, Degens H. Effects of inspiratory muscle training on respiratory function and repetitive sprint performance in wheelchair basketball players. Brit J Sport Med, 44, 665–668, 2010 (IF 2013: 4.171).
  73. McPhee JS, Williams AG, Degens H, Jones DA. Inter-individual variability in the adaptation of leg muscles following a standardised endurance training programme in young women. Eur J Appl Physiol,109, 1111–1118, 2010 (IF2013 2.298).
  74. Rauch F, Sievanen H, Boonen S, Cardinale M, Degens H, Felsenberg D, Roth J, Schoenau E, Verschueren S, Rittweger J. Reporting Whole-body Vibration intervention studies: Recommendations of the International Society of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions. J Musculoskel Neuron Int, 10, 193–198, 2010 (IF 2016 1.489).
  75. Degens H, Bosutti A, Gilliver SF, Slevin M, van Heijst A, Wüst RCI. Changes in contractile properties of skinned single rat soleus and diaphragm fibres after chronic hypoxia. Pflügers Archiv, 460, 863–873, 2010 (IF 2013 3.073).
  76. Erskine RM, Jones DA, Stewart CE, Williams AG, Degens H. Inter-individual variability in the adaptation of human muscle specific tension to progressive resistance training. Eur J Appl Physiol, 110, 1117–1125, 2010 (IF2013 2.298).
  77. Degens H, Rittweger J. What is new in musculoskeletal interactions – Muscle oxygenation, myonuclear domain, acupuncture, titin and phosphate. J Musculoskel Neuron Int, 10, 245–248, 2010 (IF 2013 2.4).
  78. Gilliver SF, Jones DA, Rittweger J, Degens H. Effects of oxidation on the power of chemically skinned rat soleus fibres. J Musculoskel Neuron Int, 10, 267–273, 2010 (IF 2016 1.489).
  79. Arampatzis A, Degens H, Baltzopoulos V, Rittweger J. Why do older sprinters reach the finish line later? Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 39, 18–22, 2011. (IF 2013: 4.818).
  80. van der Meer SFT, Jaspers RT, Jones DA, Degens H. The time course of myonuclear accretion during hypertrophy in young-adult and old rat plantaris muscle. Ann. Anat., 193, 56–3, 2011. (IF 2013: 2.075).
  81. van der Meer SFT, Jaspers RT, Jones DA, Degens H. The time course of changes in the myonuclear domain during denervation in young-adult and old rat gastrocnemius muscle. Muscle & Nerve, 43, 212–222, 2011 (IF 2013 2.311).
  82. Erskine RM, Jones DA, Maffulli N, Williams AG, Stewart CE, Degens H. What causes in vivo muscle specific tension to increase following resistance training? Exp Physiol., 96, 145–155, 2011 (IF 2013: 2.871).
  83. Gilliver SF, Degens H, Rittweger J, Jones DA. Effects of submaximal activation on the determinants of power of chemically skinned rat soleus fibres. Exp. Physiol., 96, 171–178, 2011 (IF 2013: 2.871).
  84. de Jong WM, Degens H. Evolutionary dynamics of digital and nucleotide codes: a mutation protection perspective. The Open Evol. J., 5, 1–4, 2011.
  85. Gilliver SF, Jones DA, Rittweger J, Degens H. Variation in the determinants of power of chemically skinned type I rat soleus muscle fibres. J Comp Physiol A, 197, 311–319, 2011 (IF 2013: 1.634).
  86. Testerink J, Degens H, Rittweger J, Shiraishi A, Jaspers RT, de Haan A. Effects of alfacalcidol on the contractile properties of the gastrocnemius medialis muscle in adult and old rats. J Physiol Pharmacol, 62, 111–118, 2011. (F 2013 2.72).
  87. McPhee JS, Williams A, Pérez Schindler J, Degens H, Baar K, Jones DA. Variability in the magnitude of response of metabolic enzymes reveals patterns of coordinated expression following endurance training in women. Exp Physiol, 96, 699–707, 2011. (IF 2013 2.871).
  88. McPhee JS, Perez-Schnindler J, Degens H, Tomlinson D, Hennis P, Baar K, Williams AG. HIF1A P582S gene polymorphism and adaptation of VO2max and muscle enzymes following endurance training in young women. Eur J Appl Physiol,111, 2339–2347, 2011 (IF 2013 2.298).
  89. Šimunič B, Degens H, Rittweger J, Narici M, Mekjavić IB, Pišot R. Non-invasive estimation of myosin heavy chain composition in human skeletal muscle. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 43, 1619–1625, 2011. (IF 2013 4.459).
  90. Testerink JW, Jaspers RT, Rittweger J, de Haan A, Degens H. Effects of alfacalcidol on circulating cytokines and growth factors in rat skeletal muscle. J Physiol Sc, 61, 525–535, 2011 (IF 2013 1.248).
  91. van der Meer SF, Jaspers RT, Degens H. Is the myonuclear domain size fixed? J Musculoskel Neuron Int, 11, 286–297, 2011 (IF 2016 1.489).
  92. Ireland A, Korhonen M, Heinonen A, Suominen H, Baur C, Stevens S, Degens H, Rittweger J. Side-to-Side Differences in Bone Strength in Master Jumpers and Sprinters. J Musculoskel Neuron Int, 11, 298–305, 2011 (IF 2016 1.489).
  93. Degens H. INVITED. Determinants of skeletal muscle hypertrophy and the attenuated hypertrophic response at old age. Sports Medicine & Doping Studies, 1, 003. Doi:10.4172/2161–0763.S1:003, 2012.
  94. Erskine RM, Williams AG, Jones DA, Stewart CE, Degens H. Do PTK2 polymorphisms contribute to the inter-individual variability in skeletal muscle strength and the response to resistance training? A preliminary report. J. Appl. Physiol., 112, 1329–1334, 2012 (IF 2013 3.343).
  95. Degens H, Korhonen MT. INVITED Factors contributing to the variability in muscle ageing. Maturitas, 73, 197–201, 2012 (IF 2013 2.861).
  96. Delhaas T, van der Meer SFT, Schaart G, Degens H, Drost MR. Steep increase in myonuclear domain size during infancy. Anat Rec, 296, 192–197, 2013 (IF 2013 1.53).
  97. Degens H, Maden-Wilkinson TM, Ireland A, Korhonen MT, Suominen H, Heinonen A, Radak Z, McPhee JS, Rittweger J. Relationship between ventilatory function and age in master athletes and a sedentary reference population Age, 35, 1007–1015, 2013 (IF 2013 3.445).
  98. Mithal A, Bonjour J-P, Boonen S, Burckhardt P, Degens H, El Hajj Fuleihan G, Josse R, Lipss P, Morales Torres J, Rizzoli R, Yoshimura N, Wahl DA, Cooper C, Dawson-Hughes B. Impact of nutrition on muscle strength and performance in older adults. Osteoporosis Int, 24, 1555–1566, 2013 (IF 2013 4.165).
  99. Hoofd L, Degens H. Statistical treatment of oxygenation-related data in muscle tissue. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 789, 137–142, 2013 (IF 2013 2.012).
  100. Ireland A, Maden-Wilkinson T, McPhee J, Cooke K, Narici M, Degens H, Rittweger J. Upper Limb Muscle:Bone Asymmetries and Bone Adaptation in Elite Youth Tennis Players. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 45, 1749–1758, 2013. (IF 2013 4.459).
  101. Erskine RM, Degens H. INVITED. Muscle growth, repair and preservation; a mechanistic approach. In Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance. Bagchi D, Nair S, Sen CK Chapter 25: 247–266, 2013.
  102. Maden-Wilkinson TM, Degens H, Jones DA, McPhee J. Comparison of MRI and DXA to measure muscle size and age-related atrophy in thigh muscles. J Musculoskel Neuron Int, 13, 282–290, 2013 (IF 2016 1.489).
  103. Degens H, McPhee JS. INVITED. Muscle wasting, dysfunction and inflammaging. In Inflammation, Advancing Age and Nutrition: Research and Clinical Interventions. Eds: Rahman I, Bagchi D. Chapter 20: 247–254, 2014.
  104. Degens H, Rittweger J, Parviainen T, Timonen KL, Suominen H, Heinonen A, Korhonen MT. Diffusion capacity of the lung in young and old endurance athletes. Int. J. Sport Med., 34, 1051–1057, 2013 (IF 2013 2.374).
  105. Maden-Wilkinson TM, McPhee JS, Rittweger J, Jones DA, Degens H. Thigh muscle volume in relation to age, sex and femur volume. Age, 36, 383–393, 2014 (IF 2013 3.445).
  106. Slevin M, Baldellou M, Hill E, Alexander Y, McDowell G, Murgatroyd C, Carroll M, Degens H, Krupinski J, Rovira N, Chowdhury M, Serracino-Inglott F, Badimon L. Novel methods for accurate identification, isolation, and genomic analysis of symptomatic microenvironments in atherosclerotic arteries. Methods Mol Biol, 1135, 289–305, 2014.
  107. Ballak S, Degens H, de Haan A, Jaspers RT. Aging related changes in determinants of muscle force generating capacity: A comparison of muscle aging in men and male rodents. Ageing Research Reviews, 14, 43–55, 2014 (IF 2013 7.628).
  108. Weber T, Ducos M, Mulder E, Beijer Å, Degens H, Bloch W, Rittweger J. The relationship between exercise tolerance, arterial blood flow and muscle perfusion after 56 days local muscle unloading. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging, 34, 218–229, 2014. (IF 2013 1.376).
  109. Ireland A, Maden-Wilkinson T, Ganse B, Degens H, Rittweger J. Effects of Age and Starting Age upon Side-Asymmetry in the Arms of Veteran Tennis Players: a Cross-Sectional Study. Osteoporosis Int, 25, 1389–1400, 2014 (IF 2013 4.165).
  110. Ireland A, Rittweger J, Degens H. INVITED The Influence of Muscular Action on Bone Strength via Exercise. Clin Rev Bone Mineral Metab, 12, 93–102, 2014.
  111. Ahmad E, Yap MH, Degens H, McPhee JS. Atlas-Registration Based Image Segmentation of MRI Human Thigh Muscle In 3-D Space. SPIE Medical Imaging Conference Proc. San Diego, USA, 9037, 2014.
  112. Ganse B, Degens H, Drey M, Korhonen MT, McPhee J, Muller K, Johannes BW, Rittweger J. Impact of age, performance and athletic event on injury rates in master athletics – First results from an ongoing prospective study. J Musculoskel Neuron Int, 14, 148–154, 2014 (IF 2016 1.489).
  113. Erskine RM, Williams AG, Jones DA, Stewart CE, Degens H. The individual and combined influence of ACE and ACTN3 genotypes on muscle phenotypes before and after strength training. Scand J Med Sci Sports 24, 642–648, 2014 (IF 2016: 3.331).
  114. McPhee J, Maden-Wilkinson TM, Jones DA, Degens H. Knee extensor fatigue resistance of young and older men and women performing sustained and brief intermittent isometric contractions. Muscle & Nerve, 50, 393–400, 2014 (IF 2013 2.311).
  115. Korhonen MT, Haverinen M, Degens H. Training and nutritional needs of the master sprint athlete. In: Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes Editor: Reaburn PJR, Chapter 16: 291–322, 2014.
  116. Blottner D, Bosutti A, Degens H, Schiffl G, Gutsmann M, Buehlmeier J, Rittweger J, Ganse B, Heer M, Salanova M. Whey protein plus bicarbonate supplement has little effects on structural atrophy and proteolysis marker immunopatterns in skeletal muscle disuse during 21 days of bed rest. J Musculoskel Neuron Int, 14, 432–444, 2014 (IF 2016 1.489).
  117. Ballak SB, Degens H, Busé-Pot T, de Haan A, Jaspers RT. Plantaris muscle weakness in old mice: Relative contributions of changes in specific force, muscle mass, myofiber cross-sectional area and number. Age, 36, 9726, 2014 (IF 2013 3.445).
  118. Ballak SB, Jaspers RT, Deldicque L, Chalil S, Peters EL, de Haan A, Degens H. Blunted hypertrophic response in old mouse muscle is associated with a lower satellite cell density and is not alleviated by resveratrol. Exp Geront, 62, 23–31, 2015 (IF 2013 3.529). (Selected as feature on Global Medical Discovery: https://globalmedicaldiscovery.com/key-scientific-articles/blunted-hypertrophic-response-in-old-mouse-muscle-is-associated-with-a-lower-satellite-cell-density-and-is-not-alleviated-by-resveratrol/).
  119. Bosutti A, Degens H. The impact of resveratrol and hydrogen peroxide on muscle cell plasticity shows a dose-dependent interaction. Sci Rep, 5, 8093, 2015 (IF 2013 5.078).
  120. Degens H, Gayan-Ramirez G, van Hees HWH. INVITED Smoking-induced skeletal muscle dysfunction: from evidence to mechanisms Am J Resp Crit Care Med 191, 620–625, 2015 (IF 2013 11.986).
  121. Ahmad E, Yap MH, Degens H, McPhee J. Enhancement of MRI Human thigh muscles segmentation by template-based framework. Proc IEEE, 405–410, 2014.
  122. Ireland A, Degens H, Maffulli N, Rittweger J. Tennis Service Stroke Benefits Humerus Bone - is Torsion the Cause? Calcified Tissue International, 97, 193–198, 2015. (IF 2013: 2.748).
  123. Jones DA, McPhee JS, Degens H. Is ageing ‘highly individualistic’? J Physiol, 593, 3219, 2015 (IF 2013: 4.544).
  124. Maden-Wilkinson TM, McPhee JS, Jones DA, Degens H. Age related loss of muscle mass, strength and power and their association with mobility in recreationally active UK older adults. JAPA, 23, 352–360, 2015 (IF 2012 1.411).
  125. Plas RLC, Degens H, Meijer PJP, de Wit GMJ, Philippens IHCHM, Bobbert MF, Jaspers RT. Muscle contractile properties as an explanation of the higher mean power output in marmosets than humans during jumping. J Exp Biol, 218, 2166–2173, 2015 (IF 2014: 2.897).
  126. Degens H, Hodson-Tole EF. The dominant mechanism causing disuse muscle atrophy is proteolysis. J Physiol 000, 5–6, 2015 (IF 2013 4.544).
  127. Beijer A, Degens H, Weber T, Rosenberger AE, Gehlert S, Herrera F, Kohl-Bareis M, Zange J, Bloch W, Rittweger J. Microcirculation of skeletal muscle adapts differently to a resistive exercise intervention with and without superimposed whole-body vibrations. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging, 35, 425–435, 2015 (IF 2013 1.376).
  128. Bosutti A, Egginton S, Barnouin Y, Ganse B, Rittweger J, Degens H. Local capillary supply in muscle is not determined by local oxidative capacity. J Exp Biol, 218, 3377–3380, 2015 (IF 2014: 2.897).
  129. Ireland A, Degens H, Ganse B, Maden-Wilkinson TM, Wilks DC, Rittweger J.Greater Tibial Bone Strength in Tennis Players than Controls in the Absence of Greater Muscle Output. Journal of Orthopaedic Translation, 3, 142–151, 201.
  130. Meijer P, Jaspers RT, Rittweger J, Seynnes O, Kamandulis S, Brazaitis M, Skurvydas A, Pisot R, Simunic B, Narici MV, Degens H. Single muscle fibre contractile properties differ between bodybuilders, power athletes and controls. Exp Physiol, 100, 1331–1341, 2015 (IF 2014: 2.669).
  131. Drey M, Sieber CC, Degens H, McPhee J, Korhonen MT, Müller K, Ganse B, Rittweger J. Relation between muscle mass, motor units and type of training in master athletes. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging, 36, 70–76, 2016 (IF 2014 1.438).
  132. Ballak S, Yap MH, Harding P, Degens H. Validation of a New Semi-Automated Technique to Evaluate Muscle Capillarization. Adv Exp Med Biol, 876, 87–83, 2016. (IF 2014 1.958).
  133. Cheng S, Degens H, Evans M, Cheng SM, Selänne H, Rittweger J, Heinonen A, Suominen H, Strandberg T, Alen M, Korhonen MT. What makes a 97-year-old man cycle 5000 km a year? Geront 62, 508–512, 2016 (IF 2014: 3.059).
  134. Ballak SB, Busé-Pot T, Harding PJ, Yap MH, Deldicque L, de Haan A, Jaspers RT, Degens H. Blunted angiogenesis and hypertrophy are associated with increased fatigue resistance and unchanged aerobic capacity in old overloaded mouse muscle. Age 38, 1–16, 2016 (IF 2014 3.390).
  135. Grant RA, Cielen N, Maes K, Heulens N, Galli GLJ, Janssens W, Gayan-Ramirez G, Degens H. The effects of smoking on whisker movements: a quantitative measure of exploratory behaviour in rodents. Behav Process 128, 17–23, 2016 (IF 2014 1.567).
  136. Wullems JA, Verschueren SMP, Degens H, Morse C, Onambélé GL. A review of the prevalence of sedentarism in older adults, its physiology/health impact and non-exercise mobility counter-measures. Biogeront 17, 547–565, 2016 (IF 2014 3.29).
  137. McPhee JS, French DP; Jackson D; Nazroo J; Pendleton N, Degens H. Physical activity in older age: Perspectives for healthy ageing and frailty. Biogeront 17, 567–580, 2016 (IF 2014 3.29).
  138. Omairi S, Matsakas A, Degens H, Kretz O, Hansson K-A, Våvang Solbrå A, Bruusgaard JC, Joch B, Sartori R, Giallourou N, Mitchell R, Collins-Hooper H, Foster K, Pasternack A, Ritvos O, Sandri M, Narkar V, Swann JR, Huber T, Patel K. Enhanced exercise and regenerative capacity in a mouse model that violates size constraints of oxidative muscle fibres. eLife 5e, 16490, 2016 (IF 2015 8.303).
  139. Bosutti A, Michele M, Blottner D, Buehlmeier J, Rittweger J, Yap MH, Ganse B, Degens H. Whey protein with potassium bicarbonate supplement attenuates the reduction in muscle oxidative capacity during 19 days bed rest. J Appl Phyiol 121, 838–848, 2016 (IF 2015 3.004).
  140. van Ginkel S, Ruoss S, Valdivieso P, Degens H, Waldron S, de Haan A, Flück M. ACE inhibition modifies exercise-induced pro-angiogenic and mitochondrial gene transcript expression. Scand J Med Sci Sports 26, 1180–1187, 2016 (IF 2016: 3.331).
  141. Mickevičius M, Rutkauskas S, Sipavičienė S, Skurvydas A, Jürimäe J, Degens H, Kamandulis S. Absence of bilateral differences in child baseball players with throwing-related pain. Int J Sport Med 37, 952–957, 2016 (IF 2014 2.065).
  142. Diaz M, Degens H, Vanhees L, Austin C, Azzawi M. The Effects of Resveratrol on Aging Vessels. Exp Geront 85, 41–47, 2016 (IF 2015 3.350; SNIP 0.982).
  143. Ramos J, Lynch S, Jones DA, Degens H. Hysteresis in muscle. Intern J Bifurc Chaos 27, 1730003, 2017 (IF 2015 1.355).
  144. Wüst RCI, Degens H. Skeletal muscle wasting in hypoxia; a matter of altitude. Commentary on viewpoint: Human skeletal muscle wasting in hypoxia: a matter of hypoxic dose? J Appl Physiol 122, 409, 2017 (IF 2015 3.004).
  145. Barnouin Y, McPhee JS, Butler-Browne G, Bosutti A, De Vito G, Jones DA, Narici M, Behin A, Hogrel J-Y, Degens H. Coupling between skeletal muscle fiber size and capillarization is a fundamental characteristic that is maintained during healthy aging. JCSM, 12194, 2017 (IF 2015 7.883).
  146. Nye GA, Sakellariou GK, Degens H, Lightfoot AP. Muscling in on mitochondrial sexual dimorphism; role of mitochondrial dimorphism in skeletal muscle health and disease. Clin Sci, 131, 1919–1922, 2017. (IF 2016 4.996).
  147. Simunic B, Degens H, Koren K, Volmut T, Pisot R. Tensiomyographic assessment of muscle contractile properties in 9- to 14-year old children. Int J Sport Med, 38, 659–665, 2017. (IF 2015 2.528).
  148. Wullems JA, Verschueren SMP, Degens H, Morse CI, Onambélé GL. Performance of thigh-mounted triaxial accelerometer algorithms in objective quantification of sedentary behaviour and physical activity in older adults. Plos One, 12, e0188215, 2017. (IF 2016 2.806).
  149. Ahmad E, McPhee J, Degens H, Yap MH. Automatic Segmentation of MRI Human Thigh Muscles -Combination of Reliable and Fast Framework Methods for Quadriceps, Femur and Marrow Segmentation. International Conference Proceedings Series by ACM, 2017.
  150. Hendrickse P, Galinska M, Hodson-Tole E, Degens H. An evaluation of common markers of muscle denervation in denervated young-adult and old rat gastrocnemius muscle. Exp Geront, 106, 159–164, 2018 (IF 2016: 3.34).
  151. Paudyal A, Slevin M, Maas H, Degens H. Time course of denervation-induced changes in gastrocnemius muscles of adult and old rats. Exp Geront, 106, 165–172, 2018 (IF 2016: 3.34).
  152. Piasecki J, Ireland A, Piasecki M, Cameron J, McPhee JS, Degens H. The strength of weight-bearing bones is similar in amenorrheic and eumenorrheic elite long-distance runners. Scand J Med Sci Sports 28, 1559–1568, 2018 (IF 2016: 3.331).
  153. Baharum AN, Yap MH, Ferris G, Fadzrin EA, Degens H. Capillary detection in transverse section. Proc SPIE 10578, Medical Imaging, 2018 .
  154. Naderi A, Degens H, Rezyani MH, Shaabani F. A retrospective comparison of physical health in regular recreational table tennis participants and sedentary elderly men. J Musculoskel Neuron Int, 18, 200–207, 2018 (IF 2016: 1.489).
  155. Piasecki J, McPhee JS, Hannam K, Deere KC, Elhakeem A, Piasecki M, Degens H, Tobias JH, Ireland A. Hip and spine bone mineral density are greater in master sprinters, but not endurance runners compared with non-athletic controls. Arch Osteoporosis, 13, 72, 2018 (IF 2017 2.382).
  156. Mickevicius M, Degens H, Kesminas R, Rutkauskas S, Satkunskiene D, Vadopalas K, Kazimieras P, Jaak J, Albertas S, Sigitas K. Early anterior knee pain in male adolescent basketball players is related to body height and abnormal knee morphology. Physical Therapy in Sport, 32, 273–281, 2018 (IF 2016: 1.818).
  157. Koltai E, Bori Z, Osvath P, Ihasz F, Peter S, Toth G, Degens H, Rittweger J, Boldogh I, Radak Z. Master athletes have higher miR-7, SIRT3 and SOD2 expression in skeletal muscle than age-matched sedentary controls. Redox Biol, 19, 46–51, 2018. (IF 7.126).
  158. Degens H, Wüst RCI. Invited Editorial. Water: The fountain of strength. Acta Physiol, 224, e13153, 2018 (IF 2017: 4.867).
  159. Ganse B, Ganse U, Dahl J, Degens H. Linear Decrease in Athletic Performance during the Human Life Span. Frontiers Physiol, 9, Article 1100, 2018 (IF 2017: 3.394).
  160. Ganse B, Degens H. Accelerated decline in javelin throwing performance in master athletes 70 years and older. Sports Med Intern Open, 2, E79–E83, 2018 .
  161. McPhee JS, Cameron J, Maden-Wilkinson T, Piasecki M, Yap MH, Jones DA, Degens H. The contributions of fibre atrophy, fibre loss, in situ specific force and voluntary activation to weakness in sarcopenia. J Geront, 73, 1287–1294, 2018 (IF 2016: 5.957).
  162. Erskine RM, Degens H. INVITED. Muscle growth, repair and preservation; a mechanistic approach. In Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance. Bagchi D, Nair S, Sen CK Chapter 25: 2nd edition, 291–308, 2019.
  163. Šimunič B, Pišot R, Rittweger J, Degens H. Age-related slowing of contractile properties differs between power-, endurance- and non-athletes; a tensiomyographic assessment. J Geront, 73, 1602–1608, 2018 (IF 2016: 5.957).
  164. Larsson L, Degens H, Li M, Salviati L, Lee YI, Thompson W, Kirkland J, Sandri M. Sarcopenia; Aging-related loss of muscle mass and function. Physiol Rev, 99, 427–511, 2019 (IF 2016 27.31; SNIP 2017: 8.55).
  165. Degens H. INVITED Human ageing: impact on muscle force and power. In Muscle and Exercise Physiology. Zoladz, JA. Chapter 19: 423–432, 2019.
  166. de Lázaro I, Yilmazer A, Nam Y, Qubisi S, Maizatul Abdul Razak F, Degens H, Cossu G, Kostarelos K. Non-viral, tumor-free induction of transient cell reprogramming in mouse skeletal muscle to enhance tissue regeneration. Mol Ther, 27, 59–75, 2019 (IF 2017: 7.008; SNIP 2016: 1.309).
  167. Naderi A, Degens H, Sakinepoor A. Arch-support foot-orthoses normalize dynamic in-shoe foot pressure distribution in medial tibial stress syndrome. Eur J Sport Sci, 19, 247–257. 2019 (IF 2017: 2.576).
  168. Saini J, Faroni A, Abd Al Samid M, Reid AJ, Lightfoot A, Mamchaoui K, Mouly V, Butler-Browne G, McPhee JS, Degens H, Al-Shanti N. Simplified in vitro engineering Neuromuscular Junctions between Rat Embryonic Motoneurons and Immortalised Human Skeletal Muscle Cells. Stem Cells and Cloning: Advances and Applications 12, 1–9, 2019 (SNIP 2017: 1.808).
  169. Amorim S, Gaspar AP, Degens H, de Matos LDNJ. The effects of blood flow restriction exercise on vascular function in the elderly: A systematic review. Int Clin Med, 3, 1–6, 2019 (IF 2018: 1.27).
  170. Naderi A, Saabani F, Esmaeili A, Salman Z, Borella E, Degens H. Effects of Low and Moderate Acute Resistance Exercise on Executive Function in Community-Living Older Adults. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 8, 106–122, 2019 (IF 2017: 1.714).
  171. Šimunič B, Koren K, Rittweger J, Lazzer S, Reggiani C, Rejc E, Pišot R, Narici M, Degens H. Tensiomyography detects early hallmarks of bed-rest-induced atrophy before changes in muscle architecture. J Appl Phyiol, 26,815–822, 2019 (IF 2017 3.256).
  172. Onambele-Pearson GL, Wullems JA, Doody CJ, Ryan DJ, Morse CI, Degens H. Influence of habitual physical behaviour –sleeping, sedentarism, physical activity- on bone health in community-dwelling older people. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, Article 408, 2019 (IF 2017: 3.394).
  173. Piasecki M, Ireland A, Piasecki J, Degens H, Stashuk DW, Swiecicka A, Rutter MK, Jones DA, McPhee JS. Long-term endurance and power training may facilitate motor unit size expansion to compensate for declining motor unit numbers in older age. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, Aricle 449, 2019 (IF 2017: 3.394).
  174. Bagley L, McPhee JS, Ganse B, Müller K, Korhonen MT, Rittweger J, Degens H. Similar relative decline in aerobic and anaerobic power with age in endurance and power master athletes of both sexes. Scand J Med Sci Sports, 29, 791–799, 2019 (IF 2017 3.623).
  175. Degens H, Stasiulis A, Skurvydas A, Statkeviciene B, Venckunas T. Physiological Comparison between Non-Athletes, Endurance, Power and Team Athletes. Eur J Appl Physiol, 119, 1377–1386, 2019 ( IF 2017 2.401).
  176. Dahl J, Degens H, Hildebrand F, Ganse B. Age-related changes of sprint kinematics. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, Article 613, 2019 (IF 2017: 3.394).
  177. Diaz M, Parikh V, Ismail S, Maxamed R, Tye E. Austin C, Dew T, Graf BA, Van Hees L, Degens H, Azzawi M. Differential effects of resveratrol on the dilator responses of femoral arteries, ex vivo. Nitric Oxide, 92, 1–10, 2019 (IF 2017: 4.367).
  178. Hendrickse P, Degens H. INVITED The role of the microcirculation in muscle function and plasticity. J Muscle Res Cell Mot, 40, 127–140, 2019 (IF 2017: 2.102).
  179. Diaz M, Avila A, Degens H, Coeckelberghs E, Van Hees L, Cornelissen V, Azzawi M. Acute resveratrol supplementation in coronary artery disease: towards patient stratification. Scand Cardiovasc J, 30, 1–6, 2019 (IF 1.449).
  180. Amorim S, Degens H, Gaspar AP, de Matos LDNJ. The effects of resistance exercise with blood flow restriction on muscle vasodilatation and arterial stiffness in elders with low gait speed: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Res Protoc, 8(9), e14691, 2019 (IF: 4.6).
  181. Naderi A, Rezvani MH, Degens H. Foam rolling improves muscle and joint proprioception after exercise-induced muscle damage. J Athletic Training, in press, 2018 (IF 2015: 2.224).
  182. Cameron J, McPhee JS, Jones DA, Degens H. Five-year longitudinal changes in thigh muscle mass of septuagenarian men and women assessed with both DXA and MRI. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, in press, 2019 (IF 2017 2.21).
  183. Messa G, Piasecki M, Hill C, McPhee J, Tallis J, Degens H. Morphological alterations of mouse skeletal muscles during early ageing are muscle specific. Exp Geront, in press, 2019 (IF 2016: 3.34).
  184. Kamandulis S, Janusevicius D, Snieckus A, Satkunskienė D, Skurvydas A, Degens H. High-velocity elastic-band training improves hamstring muscle activation and strength in basketball players. J Sports Med Phys Fitness, in press, 2019 (IF 2018 1.302; SNIP: 0.601).