Comparative studies of high performance swimming in sharks II. Metabolic biochemistry of locomotor and myocardial muscle in endothermic and ectothermic sharks.

@article{Bernal2003ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative studies of high performance swimming in sharks II. Metabolic biochemistry of locomotor and myocardial muscle in endothermic and ectothermic sharks.},
  author={Diego Bernal and Denice G. Smith and Geovani L{\'o}pez and Daniel S. Weitz and T Grimminger and K. I. Dickson and Jeffrey B. Graham},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={206 Pt 16},
  pages={
          2845-57
        }
}
Metabolic enzyme activities in red (RM) and white (WM) myotomal muscle and in the heart ventricle (HV) were compared in two lamnid sharks (shortfin mako and salmon shark), the common thresher shark and several other actively swimming shark species. The metabolic enzymes measured were citrate synthase (CS), an index of aerobic capacity, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), an index of anaerobic capacity. WM creatine phosphokinase (CPK) activity, an index of rapid ATP production during burst swimming… CONTINUE READING

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