Increased muscle fatigability in GLUT-4-deficient mice

M. Gorselink, M. R. Drost, K. F J De Brouwer, G. Schaart, G. P J Van Kranenburg, T. H M Roemen, M. Van Bilsen, Maureen J. Charron, G. J. Van Der Vusse

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Abstract

GLUT-4 plays a predominant role in glucose uptake during muscle contraction. In the present study, we have investigated in mice whether disruption of the GLUT-4 gene affects isometric and shortening contractile performance of the dorsal flexor muscle complex in situ. Moreover, we have explored the hypothesis that lack of GLUT-4 enhances muscle fatigability. Isometric performance normalized to muscle mass during a single tetanic contraction did not differ between wild-type (WT) and GLUT-4 deficient [GLUT-4(-/-)] mice. Shortening contractions, however, revealed a significant 1.4-fold decrease in peak power per unit mass, most likely caused by the fiber-type transition from fast-glycolytic fibers (IIB) to fast-oxidative fibers (IIA) in GLUT-4(-/-) dorsal flexors. In addition, the resting glycogen content was significantly lower (34%) in the dorsal flexor complex of GLUT-4(-/-) mice than in WT mice. Moreover, the muscle complex of GLUT-4(-/-) mice showed enhanced susceptibility to fatigue, which may be related to the decline in the muscle carbohydrate store. The significant decrease in relative work output during the steady-state phase of the fatigue protocol suggests that energy supply via alternative routes is not capable to compensate fully for the lack of GLUT-4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume282
Issue number2 45-2
StatePublished - 2002

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Muscle
Muscles
Fatigue
Fibers
Fatigue of materials
Muscle Contraction
Glycogen
Carbohydrates
Glucose
Genes

Keywords

  • Electrical stimulation
  • Skeletal muscle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Biochemistry

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Gorselink, M., Drost, M. R., De Brouwer, K. F. J., Schaart, G., Van Kranenburg, G. P. J., Roemen, T. H. M., ... Van Der Vusse, G. J. (2002). Increased muscle fatigability in GLUT-4-deficient mice. American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism, 282(2 45-2).

Increased muscle fatigability in GLUT-4-deficient mice. / Gorselink, M.; Drost, M. R.; De Brouwer, K. F J; Schaart, G.; Van Kranenburg, G. P J; Roemen, T. H M; Van Bilsen, M.; Charron, Maureen J.; Van Der Vusse, G. J.

In: American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vol. 282, No. 2 45-2, 2002.

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Gorselink, M, Drost, MR, De Brouwer, KFJ, Schaart, G, Van Kranenburg, GPJ, Roemen, THM, Van Bilsen, M, Charron, MJ & Van Der Vusse, GJ 2002, 'Increased muscle fatigability in GLUT-4-deficient mice', American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol. 282, no. 2 45-2.
Gorselink M, Drost MR, De Brouwer KFJ, Schaart G, Van Kranenburg GPJ, Roemen THM et al. Increased muscle fatigability in GLUT-4-deficient mice. American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2002;282(2 45-2).
Gorselink, M. ; Drost, M. R. ; De Brouwer, K. F J ; Schaart, G. ; Van Kranenburg, G. P J ; Roemen, T. H M ; Van Bilsen, M. ; Charron, Maureen J. ; Van Der Vusse, G. J. / Increased muscle fatigability in GLUT-4-deficient mice. In: American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2002 ; Vol. 282, No. 2 45-2.
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