Carlo J. De Luca

Motor Unit Control

Original Reports

Contessa P and De Luca CJ. Neural control of muscle force: indications from a simulation model. Journal of Neurophysiology, 109(6):1548-1570, 2013. PMID: 23236008. (pdf)

De Luca CJ and Kline JC. Influence of proprioceptive feedback on the firing rate and recruitment of motorneurons. Journal of Neural Engineering, 9(1):016007, 2012. PMID: 22183300. (pdf)

De Luca CJ and Contessa P. Hierarchical control of motor units in voluntary contraction. Journal of Neurophysiology,107(1): 178-195, 2012. PMID: 21975447. (pdf)

De Luca CJ and Hostage EC.  Relationship between firing rate and recruitment threshold of motoneurons in voluntary isometric contractions.  Journal of Neurophysiology, 104: 1034-1046, 2010. PMID: 20554838. (pdf)

Contessa P, Adam A, and De Luca, CJ. Motor unit control and force fluctuation during fatigue. Journal of Applied Physiology, 107:235-243, 2009. PMID: 19390005. (pdf)

De Luca CJ, Gonzalez-Cueto JA, and Adam A. Motor unit recruitment and proprioceptive feedback decrease the common drive. Journal of Neurophysiology, 101:1620-1628, 2009. PMID: 18562556. (pdf)

Sauvage C, Manto M, Adam A, Roark R, Jissendi P, and De Luca CJ. Ordered motor unit firing behavior in acute cerebellar stroke. Journal of Neurophysiology, 96: 2769-2774, 2006. PMID: 16760349. (pdf)

Adam A and De Luca CJ. Firing rates of motor units in human vastus lateralis muscle during fatiguing isometric contractions. Journal of Applied Physiology, 99: 268-280, 2005. PMID: 16036904. (pdf)

Adam A and De Luca CJ. Recruitment order of motor units in human Vastus Lateralis muscle is maintained during fatiguing contractions. Journal of Neurophysiology, 90: 2919-2927, 2003. PMID: 14615422. (pdf)

Westad C, Westgaard FH, and De Luca CJ. Motor unit recruitment and derecruitment induced by brief periods of elevated force in the human trapezius muscle. Journal of Physiology, 552: 645-656, 2003. PMCID:PMC 2343389. (pdf)

Roark R, Li J, Schaefer S, Adam A, and De Luca CJ. Multiple motor unit recordings of laryngeal muscles: the technique of vector laryngeal EMG. The Laryngoscope Journal, 112: 2196-2203, 2002. PMID: 12461341. (pdf)

De Luca CJ and Erim Z. Common drive in motor units of a synergistic muscle pair. Journal of Neurophysiology, 87: 2200-2204, 2002. PMID: 11929938. (pdf)

Westgaard RH and De Luca CJ. Motor control of low-threshold motor units in the human trapezius muscle. Journal of Neurophysiology, 85: 1777-1781, 2001. PMID: 11287499. (pdf)

Erim Z, Beg MF, Burke DT, and De Luca CJ. Effects of aging on motor unit control properties. Journal of Neurophysiology, 82: 2081-2091, 1999. PMID: 10561389. (pdf)

Westgaard RH and De Luca CJ. Motor unit substitution in long duration contractions of the human trapezius muscle. Journal of Neurophysiology, 82: 501-504, 1999. PMID: 10400978. (pdf)

Adam A, De Luca CJ, Erim Z. Hand dominance and motor unit firing behavior. Journal of Neurophysiology, 80: 1373-1382, 1998. PMID: 9744946. (pdf)

De Luca CJ, Foley PJ, and Erim Z. Motor unit control properties in voluntary isometric isotonic contractions. Journal of Neurophysiology, 76: 1503-16, 1996. PMID:8890270. (pdf)

Erim Z, De Luca CJ, Mineo K, and Aoki T. Rank-ordered regulation of motor units. Muscle and Nerve, 19: 563-573, 1996. PMID: 8618553. (pdf)

De Luca CJ and Erim Z. Common drive of motor units in regulation of muscle force. Trends in Neuroscience, 17: 299-305, 1994. PMID: 7524216. (pdf)

De Luca CJ, Roy AM, and Erim Z. Synchronization of motor unit firings in human muscles. Journal of Neurophysiology, 70: 2010-2023, 1993. PMID: 8294967. (pdf)

Kamen G and De Luca CJ. Firing rate interactions among human orbicularis oris motor units. International Journal of Neuroscience, 64: 167-175, 1992. PMID: 1342036. (pdf)

Kamen G, Greenstein S, and De Luca CJ. Lateral dominance and motor unit firing behavior. Brain Research, 576: 165-167, 1992. PMID: 1515908. (pdf)

Masakado Y, Kamen G, and De Luca CJ. Effect of percutaneous stimulation on motor unit firing rate behavior in man. Experimental Brain Research, 86: 426-432, 1991. (pdf)

Masuda T and De Luca CJ. Recruitment threshold and muscle fiber conduction velocity of single motor units. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 1: 116-123, 1991. PMID: 20870501. (pdf)

Knaflitz M, Merletti R, and De Luca CJ. Inference of motor unit recruitment order in voluntary and electrically elicited contractions. Journal of Applied Physiology, 68: 1657-1667, 1990. PMID: 2347805. (pdf)

Kamen G and De Luca CJ. Unusual motor unit firing behavior in older adults. Brain Research, 482: 136-140, 1989. PMID: 2706472. (pdf)

De Luca CJ and Mambrito B. Voluntary control of motor units in human antagonist muscles: reciprocal activation and co-activation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 58: 525-542, 1987. (pdf)

De Luca CJ. Control properties of motor units. Journal of Experimental Biology, 115: 125-136, 1985. PMID: 4031760.(pdf)

Broman H, De Luca CJ, and Mambrito B. Motor unit recruitment and firing rates interaction in the control of human muscles. Brain Research, 337: 311-319, 1985. PMID: 3161581. (pdf)

De Luca CJ, LeFever RS, McCue MP, and Xenakis AP. Control scheme governing concurrently active human motor units during voluntary contractions. Journal of Physiology, 329: 129-142, 1982. PMID: 7143247. (pdf)

De Luca CJ, LeFever RS, McCue MP, and Xenakis AP. Behavior of human motor units in different muscles during linearly-varying contractions. Journal of Physiology, 329: 113-128, 1982. PMID: 7143246. (pdf)

De Luca CJ. Physiology and mathematics of myoelectric signals. IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering, 26: 313-325, 1979. PMID: 468280. (pdf)

De Luca CJ and Van Dyk EJ. Derivations of some parameters of myoelectric signals recorded during constant-force isometric contractions. Biophysical Journal, 15: 1167-1180, 1975. PMCID:PMC 1334801. (pdf)

De Luca CJ. A model for a motor unit train recorded during constant force isometric contractions. Biological Cybernetics, 19: 159-167, 1975. PMID: 1174585. (pdf)

De Luca CJ and Forrest WJ. Some properties of motor unit action potential trains recorded during constant force isometric contractions in man. Kybernetik, 12: 160-168, 1973. PMID: 4712973. (pdf)

Conference Papers

Adam A and De Luca CJ. Motor Unit Control In Human Vastus Lateralis Muscle During Fatigue. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Springfield, MA: 194-195, April 2004. (pdf)

Book Chapters

13. Kamen G and De Luca CJ. Motor unit firing behavior in the aged. In: Desmedt JE (Ed). Computer-Aided Electromyography and Expert Systems, Elsevier, Holland, 231-238, 1989.

12. De Luca CJ. Control properties of motor units: evolving concepts. In: Desmedt JE (Ed). Computer-Aided Electromyography and Expert Systems, Elsevier, Holland, 103-109, 1989.

7. De Luca CJ and Creigh JL. Do the firing statistics of motor units modify the frequency component of the EMG signal during sustained contractions? In: Biomechanics, Int. Series on Biomechanics, 5A, Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc, 358-362, 1985.

1. De Luca CJ and Forrest WJ. Probability distribution function of the inter-pulse intervals of single motor unit action potentials during isometric contractions. In: Desmedt JE (Ed). New Developments in Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, Karger, Basel, 638-647, 1973.