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Research Article

Bananas as an Energy Source during Exercise: A Metabolomics Approach

  • David C. Nieman mail,

    niemandc@appstate.edu

    Affiliation: Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Nicholas D. Gillitt,

    Affiliation: Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Dru A. Henson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Wei Sha,

    Affiliation: Bioinformatics Services Division, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • R. Andrew Shanely,

    Affiliation: Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Amy M. Knab,

    Affiliation: Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Lynn Cialdella-Kam,

    Affiliation: Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Fuxia Jin

    Affiliation: Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: May 17, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037479

About the Authors

David C. Nieman, R. Andrew Shanely, Amy M. Knab, Lynn Cialdella-Kam
Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America
Nicholas D. Gillitt, Fuxia Jin
Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America
Dru A. Henson
Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, United States of America
Wei Sha
Bioinformatics Services Division, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: niemandc@appstate.edu

Competing Interests

DCN, DAH, WS, RAS, AMK, and LCK have no conflicts of interest to report other than funding to the university from Dole Foods. NDG and FJ are scientists in the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, and were a part of the research team conducting this study. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DCN NDG DAH WS RAS AMK LCK FJ. Performed the experiments: DCN NDG DAH WS RAS AMK LCK FJ. Analyzed the data: DCN WS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NDG DAH RAS AMK LCK FJ. Wrote the paper: DCN NDG DAH WS RAS AMK LCK FJ.