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Changes in collagen synthesis and degradation during skeletal muscle growth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4037076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The changes in collagen metabolism during skeletal muscle growth were investigated by measuring rates of synthesis and degradation during stretch-induced hypertrophy of the anterior latissimus dorsi muscle of the adult chicken (Gallus domesticus). Synthesis rates were obtained from the uptake of tritiated proline injected intravenously with a flooding dose of unlabeled proline. Degradation of newly synthesized and "mature" collagen was estimated from the amount of hydroxyproline in the free pool as small molecular weight moieties. In normal muscle, the synthesis rate was 1.1 +/- 0.3%/day, with 49 +/- 7% of the newly produced collagen degraded rapidly after synthesis. During hypertrophy there was an increase of about fivefold in the rate of synthesis (P less than 0.01), a 60% decrease in the rate of degradation of newly synthesized collagen (P less than 0.02), and an increase of about fourfold in the amount of degradation of mature collagen (P less than 0.01). These results suggest an important role for degradative as well as synthetic processes in the regulation of collagen mass. They indicate that enhanced degradation of mature collagen is required for muscle growth and suggest a physiological role for the pathway whereby in normal muscle, a large proportion of newly produced collagen is rapidly degraded.
G J Laurent; R J McAnulty; J Gibson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of physiology     Volume:  249     ISSN:  0002-9513     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1985 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-10     Completed Date:  1985-10-10     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370511     Medline TA:  Am J Physiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  C352-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Collagen / biosynthesis,  metabolism*
Hydroxyproline / analysis
Muscle Development*
Muscles / metabolism,  pathology
Proline / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
10028-17-8/Tritium; 147-85-3/Proline; 51-35-4/Hydroxyproline; 9007-34-5/Collagen

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