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No Change in Insulin Mediators in Human Skeletal Muscle During Isometric Contraction or Recovery
23 April 2007 (online)
The rapid activation of glycogen synthase in human skeletal muscle during recovery from isometric contraction is dependent on an intact circulation, which suggests the requirement of an activating humoral factor. To determine whether the activating factor is insulin, muscle biopsies were obtained from subjects at rest, at fatigue, 3 min postexercise with an intact circulation, and 3 min postexercise during which circulation to the muscle was occluded. Two inositol phosphoglycan mediators of insulin action were isolated from the biopsies, and bioactivity was measured by determining the effects of the isolated mediators on the activities of purified cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase, pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase and glycogen synthase phosphatase in vitro. Bioactivity was not altered by any condition compared with rest. These data suggest that changes in inositol phosphoglycans are not responsible for the circulation-dependent activation of glycogen synthase during recovery from exercise.
Phosphocreatine - ATP - Glucose 6-P - Lactate - Fatigue