Protein Synthesis in Tonic and Phasic Skeletal Muscles


LITTLE is known of the way in which physiological function influences protein metabolism in muscle. Knowledge in this area is essential if we are to understand the biochemical mechanisms through which use and disuse alter muscle size and functional capacity. The present studies were undertaken to see if the level of protein synthesis in different skeletal muscles varies systematically with different types of physiological activity.

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GOLDBERG, A. Protein Synthesis in Tonic and Phasic Skeletal Muscles. Nature 216, 1219–1220 (1967).

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