Jeffrey I Messer

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The total creatine (TCr) pool of skeletal muscle is composed of creatine (Cr) and phosphocreatine (PCr). In resting skeletal muscle, the ratio of PCr to TCr (PCr/TCr; PCr energy charge) is approximately 0.6-0.8, depending on the fiber type. PCr/TCr is linked to the cellular free energy of ATP hydrolysis by the Cr kinase equilibrium. Dietary Cr(More)
Carbohydrate depletion precipitates fatigue in skeletal muscle, but, because pyruvate provides both acetyl-CoA for mainline oxidation and anaplerotic carbon to the citric acid cycle (CAC), the mechanism remains obscure. Thus pyruvate and CAC kinetic parameters were independently quantified in mitochondria isolated from rat mixed skeletal muscle.(More)
Mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation is the primary source of cellular energy transduction in mammals. This energy conversion involves dozens of enzymatic reactions, energetic intermediates, and the dynamic interactions among them. With the goal of providing greater insight into the complex thermodynamics and kinetics ("thermokinetics") of mitochondrial(More)
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