Prostaglandin E2 and muscle proteolysis: effect of burn injury and cycloheximide.

Rats were subjected to a single hindlimb scald, and 3 days later soleus muscles from the burned and contralateral unburned hindlimbs were studied in vitro. Burned limb muscle released 354% more prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and 119% more tyrosine than the contralateral uninjured counterpart. Neither the rate of net proteolysis in the uninjured muscle nor the… CONTINUE READING