Compression-induced ATP release from rat skeletal muscle with and without lengthening contraction.

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is well known to be released from injured or inflamed tissues, and to excite/sensitize nociceptors in response to heat and mechanical stimulation. To determine whether muscle releases ATP when it is compressed, we measured ATP release from the extensor digitorum longus muscle (EDL). In addition, we investigated whether there is… (More)