Skeletal muscle phenotype affects fasting-induced mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation flexibility in cold-acclimated ducklings.

@article{Monternier2015SkeletalMP,
  title={Skeletal muscle phenotype affects fasting-induced mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation flexibility in cold-acclimated ducklings.},
  author={Pierre-Axel Monternier and Ana{\"i}s Fongy and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Hervant and Jocelyne Drai and Delphine Collin-Chavagnac and Jean-Louis Rouanet and Damien Roussel},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={218 Pt 15},
  pages={2427-34}
}
Starvation is particularly challenging for endotherms that remain active in cold environments or during winter. The aim of this study was to determine whether fasting-induced mitochondrial coupling flexibility depends upon the phenotype of skeletal muscles. The rates of oxidative phosphorylation and mitochondrial efficiency were measured in pectoralis (glycolytic) and gastrocnemius (oxidative) muscles from cold-acclimated ducklings (Cairina moschata). Pyruvate and palmitoyl-l-carnitine were… CONTINUE READING