Vascular Metabolism and Energetics

  • Richard J. Paul
  • Ronald M. Lynch
  • Joseph M. Krisanda
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 194)


The coordination of energy metabolism with energy utilization is crucial to all cells. The matching of ATP utilization with ATP synthesis is particularly critical to normal vascular function because the amount of its preformed phosphagen {ATP plus phosphocreatine (PCr)} is small relative to the rates of utilization concomitant with contraction. The oft cited, but still useful example indicative of this situation is the fact that the preformed phosphagen store would be exhausted before the peak of an isometric contraction is obtained.


Vascular Smooth Muscle Isometric Contraction Isometric Force Aerobic Glycolysis Federation Proc 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Paul
    • 1
  • Ronald M. Lynch
    • 1
  • Joseph M. Krisanda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology & BiophysicsUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA

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