The KATP channel Kir6.2 subunit content is higher in glycolytic than oxidative skeletal muscle fibers.

@article{Banas2011TheKC,
  title={The KATP channel Kir6.2 subunit content is higher in glycolytic than oxidative skeletal muscle fibers.},
  author={Krystyna Anna Banas and Charlene Clow and Bernard J. Jasmin and J. -S. Renaud},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={301 4},
  pages={
          R916-25
        }
}
It has long been suggested that in skeletal muscle, the ATP-sensitive K(+) channel (K(ATP)) channel is important in protecting energy levels and that abolishing its activity causes fiber damage and severely impairs function. The responses to a lack of K(ATP) channel activity vary between muscles and fibers, with the severity of the impairment being the highest in the most glycolytic muscle fibers. Furthermore, glycolytic muscle fibers are also expected to face metabolic stress more often than… CONTINUE READING
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