Journal article

Glycogen content and contractile responsiveness to T-system depolarization in skinned muscle fibres of the rat

C Goodman, R Blazev, G Stephenson

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

1. Glycogen content (determined microfluorometrically), response capacity to transverse tubular (T) system depolarization and the relationship between these two parameters were examined in single, mechanically skinned fibres from rat extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscle in the presence of high and constant concentrations of ATP and creatine phosphate. 2. The mean total glycogen content (tGlyc) in freshly dissected fibres was 58.1 +/- 4.2 mmol glucosyl units/L fibre (n = 53). 3. A large proportion of tGlyc was retained in the skinned fibres (SFGlyc) after 2 and 30 min exposure to an aqueous relaxing solution (73.1 +/- 2.8 and 64 +/- 12.3%, respectively). 4. When fibres were incubated for 30..

View full abstract