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Research in Review: August 2020

The Partnership for Clean Competition aims to promote a holistic understanding of anti-doping. To move toward that goal, we’ve put together a selection of articles published in July 2020 that are relevant to clean sport. These articles may or may not stem from PCC-funded research. Posting them here should not be read as an endorsement of findings, but rather, an attempt to assemble the latest research in one place to make it easy to read and review.

Nicholls AR, Levy AR, Meir R, et al. The Susceptibles, Chancers, Pragmatists, and Fair Players: An Examination of the Sport Drug Control Model for Adolescent Athletes, Cluster Effects, and Norm Values Among Adolescent Athletes. Front Psychol. 2020;https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32754092/ [1]

Martin L, Martin JA, Collot D, et al. Improved detection methods significantly increase the detection window for EPO microdoses [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 31]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2904. doi:10.1002/dta.2904 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32737925/ [2]

Walpurgis K, Thomas A, Geyer H, Mareck U, Thevis M. Dietary Supplement and Food Contaminations and Their Implications for Doping Controls. Foods. 2020;9(8):E1012. Published 2020 Jul 27. doi:10.3390/foods9081012 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32727139/ [3]

Tabata S, Yamasawa F, Torii S, et al. Use of nutritional supplements by elite Japanese track and field athletes. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2020;17(1):38. Published 2020 Jul 22. doi:10.1186/s12970-020-00370-9 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32698870/ [4]

Bejder J, Gürdeniz G, Cuparencu C, et al. An Untargeted Urine Metabolomics Approach for Autologous Blood Transfusion Detection [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 16]. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2020;10.1249/MSS.0000000000002442. doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000002442 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32694367/ [5]

Kintz P, Gheddar L, Ameline A, Raul JS. Identification of S22 (ostarine) in human nails and hair using LC-HRMS. Application to 2 authentic cases [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 20]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2902. doi:10.1002/dta.2902 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32688441/ [6]

Camuto C, Pellegrini S, De-Giorgio F, et al. Urinary excretion profile of methiopropamine in mice following intraperitoneal administration: a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry investigation [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 17]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2900. doi:10.1002/dta.2900 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32678963/ [7]

Bizjak DA, Grolle A, Urena JAN, Bloch W, Deitenbeck R, Grau M. Monitoring of RBC rheology after cryopreservation to detect autologous blood doping in vivo? A pilot study [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 16]. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2020;10.3233/CH-200887. doi:10.3233/CH-200887 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32675400/ [8]

Protti M, Marasca C, Cirrincione M, Sberna AE, Mandrioli R, Mercolini L. Dried Urine Microsampling Coupled to Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for the Analysis of Unconjugated Anabolic Androgenic Steroids. Molecules. 2020;25(14):3210. Published 2020 Jul 14. doi:10.3390/molecules25143210 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32674492/ [9]

Sugasawa T, Aoki K, Yanazawa K, Takekoshi K. Detection of Multiple Transgene Fragments in a Mouse Model of Gene Doping Based on Plasmid Vector Using TaqMan-qPCR Assay. Genes (Basel). 2020;11(7):750. Published 2020 Jul 6. doi:10.3390/genes11070750 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32640671/ [10]

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