Area: Exercise Physiology

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Sacchetti MassimoMSc in Human Physiology and PhD in Physiology at the University of Copenhagen. Currently, Associate Professor at the Rome University of Movement Science. Research Fellow at the Copenhangen Muscle Research Centre (CMRC), University of Copenhagen (1996-2004). Visiting researcher at the Department of Applied Physiology Stratchclyde University, Glasgow (2006). Research interests: muscle and exercise metabolism, with special focus on skeletal muscle lipid metabolism in relation to exercise, training, ageing and health. Teaching areas: “Physical activity, Health and Fitness” and “Physical Activity for Adults and Elderly”, Rome University of Movement Science. 


Pilegaard H, Birk JB, Sacchetti M, Mourtzakis M, Hardie DG, Stewart G, Neufer PD, Saltin B, van Hall G, Wojtaszewski JF (2006). PDH-E1{alpha} Dephosphorylation and Activation in Human Skeletal Muscle During Exercise: Effect of Intralipid Infusion. Diabetes 55:3020-7.

Sacchetti M, Olsen DB, Saltin B & van Hall G. (2005). Heterogeneity in limb fatty acid kinetics in type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia 48, 938-945.

Olsen DB, Sacchetti M, Dela F, Ploug T & Saltin B. (2005). Glucose clearance is higher in arm than leg muscle in type 2 diabetes. Journal of Physiology 565, 555-562.

Hiscock N, Fischer CP, Sacchetti M, van Hall G, Febbraio MA & Pedersen BK. (2005). Recombinant human interleukin-6 infusion during low-intensity exercise does not enhance whole body lipolysis or fat oxidation in humans. American Journal of Physiology- Endocrynology and Metabolims 289, E2-7.

Orngreen MC, Duno M, Ejstrup R, Christensen E, Schwartz M, Sacchetti M & Vissing J. (2005). Fuel utilization in subjects with carnitine palmitoyltransferase 2 gene mutations. Annals of Neurology  57, 60-66.

Sacchetti M, Saltin B, Olsen DB & van Hall G. (2004). High triacylglycerol turnover rate in human skeletal muscle. Journal of Physiology 561, 883-891.

Petersen EW, Carey AL, Sacchetti M, Steinberg GR, Macaulay SL, Febbraio MA & Pedersen BK. (2005). Acute IL-6 treatment increases fatty acid turnover in elderly humans in vivo and in tissue culture in vitro. American Journal of Physiology- Endocrynology and Metabolims 288, E155-162.

Orngreen MC, Norgaard MG, Sacchetti M, van Engelen BG & Vissing J. (2004). Fuel utilization in patients with very long-chain acyl-coa dehydrogenase deficiency. Annals of Neurology 56, 279-283.

Febbraio MA, Hiscock N, Sacchetti M, Fischer CP & Pedersen BK. (2004). Interleukin-6 is a novel factor mediating glucose homeostasis during skeletal muscle contraction. Diabetes 53, 1643-1648.

Carey AL, Bruce CR, Sacchetti M, Anderson MJ, Olsen DB, Saltin B, Hawley JA & Febbraio MA. (2004). Interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha are not increased in patients with Type 2 diabetes: evidence that plasma interleukin-6 is related to fat mass and not insulin responsiveness. Diabetologia 47, 1029-1037.

van Hall G, Steensberg A, Sacchetti M, Fischer C, Keller C, Schjerling P, Hiscock N, Moller K, Saltin B, Febbraio MA & Pedersen BK. (2003). Interleukin-6 stimulates lipolysis and fat oxidation in humans. Journal of  Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism  88, 3005-3010.

Steensberg A, Fischer CP, Sacchetti M, Keller C, Osada T, Schjerling P, van Hall G, Febbraio MA & Pedersen BK. (2003). Acute interleukin-6 administration does not impair muscle glucose uptake or whole-body glucose disposal in healthy humans. Journal of Physiology 548, 631-638.

Sacchetti M, Saltin B, Osada T & van Hall G. (2002). Intramuscular fatty acid metabolism in contracting and non-contracting human skeletal muscle. Journal of Physiology 540, 387-395.

Van Hall G, Bulow J, Sacchetti M, Al Mulla N, Lyngso D & Simonsen L. (2002). Regional fat metabolism in human splanchnic and adipose tissues; the effect of exercise. Journal of Physiology 543, 1033-1046.

van Hall G, Sacchetti M & Radegran G. (2002). Whole body and leg acetate kinetics at rest, during exercise and recovery in humans. Journal of Physiology 542, 263-272.

van Hall G, Sacchetti M, Radegran G & Saltin B. (2002). Human skeletal muscle fatty acid and glycerol metabolism during rest, exercise and recovery. Journal of Physiology 543, 1047-1058.

Steensberg A, van Hall G, Osada T, Sacchetti M, Saltin B & Klarlund Pedersen B. (2000). Production of interleukin-6 in contracting human skeletal muscles can account for the exercise-induced increase in plasma interleukin-6. Journal of Physiology 529 Pt 1, 237-242.

van Hall G, Gonzalez-Alonso J, Sacchetti M & Saltin B. (1999). Skeletal muscle substrate metabolism during exercise: methodological considerations. Proceedings of  the Nutrition Society 58, 899-912.

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