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Metabolic recovery of mouse extensor digitorum longus and soleus muscle.

Heat produced by a 1-s isometric tetanus of mouse extensor digitorum longus muscle ( EDL; n = 6) and a 1.5-s isometric tetanus of soleus muscle (n = 7) was measured with thermopiles at 20 degrees C, and separated into initial heat (I) and recovery heat (R). In EDL the initial heat was 190 +/- 40 (SD) mJ g-1 and in soleus 52 +/- 9 (SD) mJ g-1. The recovery heat production rate immediately following the tetanus was almost zero in both muscles. It rose in 12 +/- 6 s ( EDL) and in 30 +/- 3 s (soleus) to a maximum, to decrease thereafter monoexponentially with a time constant of 30.7 +/- 5.7 s ( EDL) and 41.7 +/- 7.2 s (soleus). The measured recovery ratio (R/I) differed between EDL (0.95 +/- 0.14) and soleus (1.54 +/- 0.22). The value for soleus muscles was significantly different from the theoretical value of 1.13. EDL muscles were freeze-clamped at rest (n = 10) and during the recovery phase, 1 min after the onset of the tetanus (n = 10), to determine lactate and creatine phosphate. It was found that no significant amount of net lactate was produced. The amount of creatine phosphate reformed corresponded to the recovery heat produced. The results suggest that metabolic recovery after short tetani of EDL and soleus muscles occurs predominantly through oxidative phosphorylation, but knowledge of respiratory control in the living cell is insufficient to explain its slow onset immediately following contraction and the finding that EDL recovers faster than soleus.[1]


  1. Metabolic recovery of mouse extensor digitorum longus and soleus muscle. Leijendekker, W.J., Elzinga, G. Pflugers Arch. (1990) [Pubmed]
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