Oxidative phosphorylation in the skeletal muscles of rabbits during dinitrophenol hyperthermia

  • M. A. Shvets
Biochemistry and Biophysics


After intramuscular injection of 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) into rabbits in doses of 10, 15, 25, and 30 mg/kg the degree of elevation of the body temperature, the increase in the oxygen consumption, and the degree of uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation in skeletal muscle homogenates were found to increase with the dose. In the course of dinitrophenol hyperthermia (following injection of 25 mg/kg DNP) the changes in body temperature and oxygen consumption of the animals followed a parallel course with the changes in the level of oxidative phosphorylation in the skeletal muscles.

Key Words

dinitrophenol hyperthermia oxidative phosphorylation rabbit skeletal muscles oxygen consumption 


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