Purine Metabolism in Rat Skeletal Muscle
About 40 to 50% of man’s weight is contributed by skeletal muscle,1. Muscle is a highly differentiated tissue, and as such is metabolically less complex than many other tissues. It has a contractile function in which ATP plays a major role. At rest there is a steady loss of some purines from muscle,2, while during exercise release of inosine and hypoxanthine in particular, increases markedly,3. A mechanism or mechanisms must exist to replace the purine lost from the tissue.
KeywordsAdenine Nucleotide Adenosine Deaminase Incorporation Rate Purine Metabolism Purine Nucleotide
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