Oxygen uptake kinetics: old and recent lessons from experiments on isolated muscle in situ

  • Bruno Grassi
  • Published 2003 in European Journal of Applied Physiology


The various mechanisms responsible for ATP resynthesis include phosphocreatine (PCr) hydrolysis, anaerobic glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation. Among these, the latter represents the most important mechanism of energy provision. However, oxidative phosphorylation is characterized by a lower maximal power and a slow attainment of a steady state in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-003-0994-0


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