Creatine kinase-MB isoenzyme adaptations in stressed human skeletal muscle of marathon runners.


The creatine kinase (CK) isoenzyme composition was determined in serial gastrocnemius muscle biopsies obtained from 12 male marathon runners. The mean muscle CK-MB composition significantly increased after chronic exercise (training) from 5.3% (pretraining) to 7.7% (premarathon) as well as after acute exercise (postmarathon) to 10.5% of the total CK… (More)