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Metabolic Intermediates in Skeletal Muscles with Fast and Slow Rates of Post-mortem Glycolysis

Nature volume 212, pages 288289 (15 October 1966) | Download Citation

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STUDIES on the rate-limiting steps of glycolysis have been carried out in dog1, mouse2 and frog3 skeletal muscle and in perfused rat heart4, yeast5 and ascites tumour cells6. The rate of post-mortem anaerobic glycolysis is extremely variable in porcine striated musculature7. Study of metabolic intermediates associated with the extremes in glycolytic rate (fast, pH < 5.5, and slow, pH > 6.0 by 1 hour post mortem) may provide information on the control of anaerobic glycolysis in intact skeletal muscle.

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  1. Department of Meat and Animal Science,

    • L. L. KASTENSCHMIDT
    •  & E. J. BRISKEY
  2. Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    • W. G. HOEKSTRA

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