Einar Eftestøl

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Mobile phone +47 92210058
Room 2617
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic Interests

I study cellular and molecular mechanisms for skeletal muscle growth (hypertrophy). In my PhD-project i found the importance of mechanical stimuli (load) in skeletal muscle hypertrophy by using a rat model for strength training. I also studied the importance of and mechanisms behind muscle memory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_memory_(strength_training)) by using a mouse model for strength training.

In my work as a postdoc at UiO I am continuing the work of finding the underlying mechanisms of how mechanical stimuli can lead to hypertrophy. I am also involved in a collaboration where we are studying whether muscle memory also takes place in humans.


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Higher education and employment history

Bachelor in Molecular Bioscience, UIO 2007.

Master of Science in Physiology, UIO 2009.

PhD in Physiology, UiO 2015.

Tags: muscle memory, hypertrophy, muscle growth, Skeletal muscle physiology, mechanical stimuli


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  • Dyhre, Benjamin; Bengtsen, Mads; Nygård, Kamilla Børve; Millay, Douglas P. & Eftestøl, Einar (2021). How does a reduced myonuclear number affect epigenetic regulation of muscle function?
  • Eftestøl, Einar & Bruusgaard, Jo C. (2021). Long-lasting cellular imprinting. Performance hacking towards the Olympics? Physiology News. 1222, p. 34–36.
  • Eftestøl, Einar (2020). Excitation and tension development—The Yin & Yang of muscle signalling. Acta Physiologica. ISSN 1748-1708. 231(2). doi: 10.1111/apha.13575.
  • Bengtsen, Mads; Winje, Ivan; Eftestøl, Einar; Domanska, Diana Ewa; Landskron, Johannes & Gundersen, Kristian (2019). The Epigenetic landscape of two phenotypic extreme skeletal muscles - soleus and EDL. Acta Physiologica. ISSN 1748-1708. doi: 10.1111/apha.13414.
  • Eftestøl, Einar; Psilander, Niklas; Cumming, Kristoffer Toldnes; Juvkam, Inga; Ekblom, Maria M. & Sunding, Kerstin [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2019). Muscle memory: Are myonuclei ever lost? Journal of applied physiology. ISSN 8750-7587. 128(2), p. 456–457. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00761.2019.
  • Eftestøl, Einar; Egner, Ingrid Marie; Ellefsen, Stian; Andersen, Tom; Gundersen, Kristian & Bruusgaard, Jo C. (2016). The importance of mechanosensation in skeletal muscle hypertrophy.
  • Egner, Ingrid Marie; Bruusgaard, Jo C.; Eftestøl, Einar & Gundersen, Kristian (2012). Effects of anabolic steroid on nuclear number and muscle mass.
  • Eftestøl, Einar; Bruusgaard, Jo C. & Gundersen, Kristian (2012). The contraction duration is not important for hypertrophy in strength trained rats.
  • Gundersen, Kristian; Eftestøl, Einar; Egner, Ingrid Marie & Bruusgaard, Jo C. (2011). The effect of testosterone propionate on overloaded skeletal muscle.
  • Hansen, Einar Eftestøl Holm; Bruusgaard, Jo C. & Gundersen, Kristian (2009). What is the role of SMPX in skeletal muscle? Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility. ISSN 0142-4319. 129(1).
  • Eftestøl, Einar (2015). The role of mechanical stimuli and myonuclei in skeletal muscle hypertrophy. AIT Oslo AS. ISSN 1501-7710.

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Published Nov. 4, 2010 2:39 PM - Last modified May 10, 2016 12:25 PM