Altered glycolytic & oxidat ive capacities of skeletal muscle contribute to insulin resistance in NIDDM
- A Simoneau J, E Kelly D
- .I Appl Physiol,
A combined histochemical, biochemical and electrophoretic study with respect to the enzymes succnic dehydrogenase(SDH), myofibrillar adenosine triphosphatase (m-ATPase), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) isozymes and myosin light chains was carried out to investigate the response of rat gastrocnemius muscle (medial head). Twelve weeks after thyroidectomy, the results indicated a shift from fast to slow type pattern of LDH isozymes, fibre type transformation from Type II to Type I and a decrease in SDH and m-ATPase activity. The results suggest, possible thyroidal involvement in determining the phenotypic properties of skeletal muscle.