Control of heat production by the Ca2+-ATPase of rabbit and trout sarcoplasmic reticulum.

The sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase of rabbit skeletal muscle can convert the energy derived from a Ca2+ gradient into heat (L. de Meis, M. L. Bianconi, and V. A. Suzano. FEBS Lett. 406: 201-204, 1997). In this report, it is shown that this conversion varies depending on the temperature and on whether rabbit (endotherm) or trout (poikilotherm… CONTINUE READING