Chief Investigator

Davie, Allan J.


The project was supported by a collaborative research grant from Pulford Air and Gas and Southern Cross University, and partly a grant from Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (2012BAD44B01,03,04).

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School of Health and Human Sciences

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Southern Cross University


Allan J Davie, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW Australia.

Shi Zhou, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW Australia.

Li Wen, Tianjin University of Sport, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine, China


hypoxia, thoroughbred, training, muscle, gene expression


The aim of this study was to examine the effects of six weeks of normobaric hypoxic training when the fraction of oxygen in the inspired air (FiO2) was reduced from 0.21 to 0.15, simulating the partial pressure of oxygen at an altitude of approximately 3000 m, on mRNA levels at rest for a number of selected enzymes and regulatory factors in aerobic and glycolytic energy pathways in Thoroughbred horses. In this study we investigated the transcriptional changes of selected genes which have been shown to be linked to aerobic performance in an endeavour to provide more insight into the potential impact of the hypoxic stimuli on Thoroughbred horses.

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