Thomas J. Roberts, Ph.D. - Publications

Affiliations: 
Brown University Brown University, Providence, RI 
Area:
Muscle-tendon systems
Website:
http://www.brown.edu/Departments/EEB/roberts/index.htm

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2020 Willwacher S, Sleboda DA, Mählich D, Brüggemann GP, Roberts TJ, Bratke G. The time course of calf muscle fluid volume during prolonged running. Physiological Reports. 8: e14414. PMID 32378332 DOI: 10.14814/phy2.14414  0.84
2019 Sleboda DA, Roberts TJ. Internal fluid pressure influences muscle contractile force. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PMID 31879350 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1914433117  0.84
2019 Anderson CV, Roberts TJ. The need for speed: functional specializations of locomotor and feeding muscles in lizards. The Journal of Experimental Biology. PMID 31862851 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.213397  0.96
2019 Sleboda DA, Stover KK, Roberts TJ. Diversity of extracellular matrix morphology in vertebrate skeletal muscle. Journal of Morphology. PMID 31840868 DOI: 10.1002/jmor.21088  1
2019 Roberts TJ, Eng CM, Sleboda DA, Holt NC, Brainerd EL, Stover KK, Marsh RL, Azizi E. The Multi-Scale, Three-Dimensional Nature of Skeletal Muscle Contraction. Physiology (Bethesda, Md.). 34: 402-408. PMID 31577172 DOI: 10.1152/physiol.00023.2019  1
2019 Sleboda DA, Wold ES, Roberts TJ. Passive muscle tension increases in proportion to intramuscular fluid volume. The Journal of Experimental Biology. PMID 31558592 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.209668  0.84
2019 Arellano CJ, Konow N, Gidmark NJ, Roberts TJ. Evidence of a tunable biological spring: elastic energy storage in aponeuroses varies with transverse strain in vivo. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 286: 20182764. PMID 30966986 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2764  1
2018 Ruttiman RJ, Sleboda DA, Roberts TJ. Release of fascial compartment boundaries reduces muscle force output. Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). PMID 30543496 DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00330.2018  0.84
2018 Stover KK, Brainerd EL, Roberts TJ. Waddle and shuffle: Gait alterations associated with domestication in turkeys. The Journal of Experimental Biology. PMID 29941612 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.180687  1
2018 Eng CM, Azizi E, Roberts TJ. Structural determinants of muscle gearing during dynamic contractions. Integrative and Comparative Biology. PMID 29889236 DOI: 10.1093/icb/icy054  1
2018 Camp AL, Roberts TJ, Brainerd EL. Bluegill sunfish use high power outputs from axial muscles to generate powerful suction-feeding strikes. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 221. PMID 29871983 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.178160  1
2018 Eng CM, Roberts TJ. Aponeurosis influences the relationship between muscle gearing and force. Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). PMID 29792551 DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00151.2018  0.6
2018 Stover KK, Weinreich DM, Roberts TJ, Brainerd EL. Patterns of musculoskeletal growth and dimensional changes associated with selection and developmental plasticity in domestic and wild strain turkeys. Ecology and Evolution. 8: 3229-3239. PMID 29607020 DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3881  1
2017 Konow N, Cheney JA, Roberts TJ, Iriarte-Díaz J, Breuer KS, Waldman JR, Swartz SM. Speed-dependent modulation of wing muscle recruitment intensity and kinematics in two bat species. The Journal of Experimental Biology. PMID 28235906 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.144550  1
2017 Sleboda DA, Roberts TJ. Incompressible fluid plays a mechanical role in the development of passive muscle tension. Biology Letters. 13. PMID 28123108 DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0630  0.84
2016 Camp AL, Astley HC, Horner AM, Roberts TJ, Brainerd EL. Fluoromicrometry: A Method for Measuring Muscle Length Dynamics with Biplanar Videofluoroscopy. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part a, Ecological Genetics and Physiology. PMID 27488475 DOI: 10.1002/jez.2031  1
2016 Arellano CJ, Gidmark NJ, Konow N, Azizi E, Roberts TJ. Determinants of aponeurosis shape change during muscle contraction. Journal of Biomechanics. PMID 27155748 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.04.022  1
2016 Holt NC, Danos N, Roberts TJ, Azizi E. Stuck in gear: age-related loss of variable gearing in skeletal muscle. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 219: 998-1003. PMID 27030778 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.133009  1
2016 Kram R, Roberts TJ. A. V. Hill sticks his neck out. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 219: 468-9. PMID 26888998 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.123372  0.96
2016 Roberts TJ. Contribution of elastic tissues to the mechanics and energetics of muscle function during movement. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 219: 266-75. PMID 26792339 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.124446  1
2015 Kambic RE, Roberts TJ, Gatesy SM. Guineafowl with a twist: asymmetric limb control in steady bipedal locomotion. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 218: 3836-44. PMID 26632457 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.126193  1
2015 Astley HC, Haruta A, Roberts TJ. Robust jumping performance and elastic energy recovery from compliant perches in tree frogs. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 218: 3360-3. PMID 26538173 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.121715  1
2015 Sawicki GS, Sheppard P, Roberts TJ. Power amplification in an isolated muscle-tendon is load dependent. The Journal of Experimental Biology. PMID 26449973 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.126235  1
2015 Konow N, Cheney JA, Roberts TJ, Waldman JR, Swartz SM. Spring or string: does tendon elastic action influence wing muscle mechanics in bat flight? Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 282. PMID 26423848 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1832  1
2015 Sawicki GS, Robertson BD, Azizi E, Roberts TJ. Timing matters: tuning the mechanics of a muscle-tendon unit by adjusting stimulation phase during cyclic contractions. The Journal of Experimental Biology. PMID 26232413 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.121673  1
2015 Camp AL, Roberts TJ, Brainerd EL. Swimming muscles power suction feeding in largemouth bass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112: 8690-5. PMID 26100863 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1508055112  1
2015 Konow N, Roberts TJ. The series elastic shock absorber: tendon elasticity modulates energy dissipation by muscle during burst deceleration. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 282: 20142800. PMID 25716796 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2800  1
2015 Camp AL, Roberts TJ, Brainerd EL. Swimming muscles power suction feeding in largemouth bass Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112: 8690-8695. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1508055112  1
2014 Astley HC, Roberts TJ. The mechanics of elastic loading and recoil in anuran jumping. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 217: 4372-8. PMID 25520385 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.110296  1
2014 Holt NC, Roberts TJ, Askew GN. The energetic benefits of tendon springs in running: is the reduction of muscle work important? The Journal of Experimental Biology. 217: 4365-71. PMID 25394624 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.112813  1
2014 Kambic RE, Roberts TJ, Gatesy SM. Long-axis rotation: a missing degree of freedom in avian bipedal locomotion. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 217: 2770-82. PMID 24855675 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.101428  1
2014 Cheney JA, Konow N, Middleton KM, Breuer KS, Roberts TJ, Giblin EL, Swartz SM. Membrane muscle function in the compliant wings of bats. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 9: 025007. PMID 24855069 DOI: 10.1088/1748-3182/9/2/025007  1
2014 Azizi E, Roberts TJ. Geared up to stretch: pennate muscle behavior during active lengthening. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 217: 376-81. PMID 24477610 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.094383  1
2013 Astley HC, Abbott EM, Azizi E, Marsh RL, Roberts TJ. Chasing maximal performance: a cautionary tale from the celebrated jumping frogs of Calaveras County. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 216: 3947-53. PMID 24133149 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.090357  1
2013 Roberts TJ, Konow N. How tendons buffer energy dissipation by muscle. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 41: 186-93. PMID 23873133 DOI: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3182a4e6d5  1
2013 Azizi E, Roberts TJ. Variable gearing in a biologically inspired pneumatic actuator array. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 8: 026002. PMID 23462288 DOI: 10.1088/1748-3182/8/2/026002  1
2012 Matson A, Konow N, Miller S, Konow PP, Roberts TJ. Tendon material properties vary and are interdependent among turkey hindlimb muscles. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 215: 3552-8. PMID 22771746 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.072728  1
2012 Langman VA, Rowe MF, Roberts TJ, Langman NV, Taylor CR. Minimum cost of transport in Asian elephants: do we really need a bigger elephant? The Journal of Experimental Biology. 215: 1509-14. PMID 22496287 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.063032  1
2012 Astley HC, Roberts TJ. Evidence for a vertebrate catapult: elastic energy storage in the plantaris tendon during frog jumping. Biology Letters. 8: 386-9. PMID 22090204 DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0982  1
2012 Konow N, Azizi E, Roberts TJ. Muscle power attenuation by tendon during energy dissipation. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 279: 1108-13. PMID 21957134 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1435  1
2011 Roberts TJ, Abbott EM, Azizi E. The weak link: do muscle properties determine locomotor performance in frogs? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 366: 1488-95. PMID 21502120 DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0326  1
2011 Roberts TJ, Azizi E. Flexible mechanisms: the diverse roles of biological springs in vertebrate movement. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 353-61. PMID 21228194 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.038588  1
2011 Kim HR, Liu K, Roberts TJ, Hai CM. Length-dependent modulation of cytoskeletal remodeling and mechanical energetics in airway smooth muscle. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. 44: 888-97. PMID 20705939 DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2010-0144OC  1
2010 Roberts TJ, Azizi E. The series-elastic shock absorber: tendons attenuate muscle power during eccentric actions. Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 109: 396-404. PMID 20507964 DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01272.2009  1
2010 Azizi E, Roberts TJ. Muscle performance during frog jumping: influence of elasticity on muscle operating lengths. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 277: 1523-30. PMID 20106852 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.2051  1
2009 Azizi E, Halenda GM, Roberts TJ. Mechanical properties of the gastrocnemius aponeurosis in wild turkeys. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 49: 51-8. PMID 21120110 DOI: 10.1093/icb/icp006  1
2009 Azizi E, Roberts TJ. Biaxial strain and variable stiffness in aponeuroses. The Journal of Physiology. 587: 4309-18. PMID 19596897 DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2009.173690  1
2008 Roberts TJ, Gabaldón AM. Interpreting muscle function from EMG: lessons learned from direct measurements of muscle force. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 48: 312-20. PMID 21669793 DOI: 10.1093/icb/icn056  1
2008 Nelson FE, Roberts TJ. Task-dependent force sharing between muscle synergists during locomotion in turkeys. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 211: 1211-20. PMID 18375845 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.013227  1
2008 Azizi E, Brainerd EL, Roberts TJ. Variable gearing in pennate muscles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105: 1745-50. PMID 18230734 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0709212105  1
2008 Gabaldón AM, Nelson FE, Roberts TJ. Relative shortening velocity in locomotor muscles: turkey ankle extensors operate at low V/V(max). American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 294: R200-10. PMID 17977918 DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00473.2007  1
2007 Roberts TJ, Higginson BK, Nelson FE, Gabaldón AM. Muscle strain is modulated more with running slope than speed in wild turkey knee and hip extensors. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 210: 2510-7. PMID 17601955 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.003913  1
2005 Roberts T, Manter JT. The Dynamics of Quadrupedal Walking. 1938 - A step forward for locomotor mechanics The Journal of Experimental Biology.. 208: 4191-4192. PMID 16272240  1
2005 Roberts TJ, Belliveau RA. Sources of mechanical power for uphill running in humans. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 208: 1963-70. PMID 15879076 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.01555  1
2004 Roberts TJ, Scales JA. Adjusting muscle function to demand: joint work during acceleration in wild turkeys. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 207: 4165-74. PMID 15498962 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.01253  1
2004 Biewener AA, Farley CT, Roberts TJ, Temaner M. Muscle mechanical advantage of human walking and running: implications for energy cost. Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 97: 2266-74. PMID 15258124 DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00003.2004  1
2004 Gabaldón AM, Nelson FE, Roberts TJ. Mechanical function of two ankle extensors in wild turkeys: shifts from energy production to energy absorption during incline versus decline running. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 207: 2277-88. PMID 15159432 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.01006  1
2004 Nelson FE, Gabaldón AM, Roberts TJ. Force-velocity properties of two avian hindlimb muscles. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part a, Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 137: 711-21. PMID 15123179 DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2004.02.004  1
2003 Roberts TJ, Marsh RL. Probing the limits to muscle-powered accelerations: lessons from jumping bullfrogs. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 206: 2567-80. PMID 12819264 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.00452  1
2003 Griffin TM, Roberts TJ, Kram R. Metabolic cost of generating muscular force in human walking: insights from load-carrying and speed experiments. Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 95: 172-83. PMID 12794096 DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00944.2002  1
2002 Roberts TJ. The integrated function of muscles and tendons during locomotion. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part a, Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 133: 1087-99. PMID 12485693 DOI: 10.1016/S1095-6433(02)00244-1  1
2002 Roberts TJ, Scales JA. Mechanical power output during running accelerations in wild turkeys. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 205: 1485-94. PMID 11976359  1
2000 Biewener AA, Roberts TJ. Muscle and tendon contributions to force, work, and elastic energy savings: a comparative perspective. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 28: 99-107. PMID 10916700  1
1998 Roberts TJ, Chen MS, Taylor CR. Energetics of bipedal running. II. Limb design and running mechanics. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 201: 2753-62. PMID 9732330  1
1998 Roberts TJ, Kram R, Weyand PG, Taylor CR. Energetics of bipedal running. I. Metabolic cost of generating force. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 201: 2745-51. PMID 9732329  1
1997 Roberts TJ, Marsh RL, Weyand PG, Taylor CR. Muscular force in running turkeys: the economy of minimizing work. Science (New York, N.Y.). 275: 1113-5. PMID 9027309 DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5303.1113  1
1996 Weibel ER, Taylor CR, Weber JM, Vock R, Roberts TJ, Hoppeler H. Design of the oxygen and substrate pathways. VII. Different structural limits for oxygen and substrate supply to muscle mitochondria. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 199: 1699-709. PMID 8708577  1
1996 Weber JM, Roberts TJ, Vock R, Weibel ER, Taylor CR. Design of the oxygen and substrate pathways. III. Partitioning energy provision from carbohydrates. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 199: 1659-66. PMID 8708573  1
1996 Roberts TJ, Weber JM, Hoppeler H, Weibel ER, Taylor CR. Design of the oxygen and substrate pathways. II. Defining the upper limits of carbohydrate and fat oxidation. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 199: 1651-8. PMID 8708572  1
1996 Taylor CR, Weibel ER, Weber JM, Vock R, Hoppeler H, Roberts TJ, Brichon G. Design of the oxygen and substrate pathways. I. Model and strategy to test symmorphosis in a network structure. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 199: 1643-9. PMID 8708571  1
1996 Langman VA, Rowe M, Forthman D, Whitton B, Langman N, Roberts T, Huston K, Boling C, Maloney D. Thermal assessment of zoological exhibits I: Sea lion enclosure at the audubon zoo Zoo Biology. 15: 403-411.  1
1995 Langman VA, Roberts TJ, Black J, Maloiy GM, Heglund NC, Weber JM, Kram R, Taylor CR. Moving cheaply: energetics of walking in the African elephant. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 198: 629-32. PMID 7714452  1
1993 Weber JM, Roberts TJ, Taylor CR. Mismatch between lipid mobilization and oxidation: glycerol kinetics in running African goats. The American Journal of Physiology. 264: R797-803. PMID 8476123  1
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