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Title: Intracellular sodium in mammalian muscle fibers after eccentric contractions
Authors: Yeung, EW 
Ballard, HJ
Bourreau, JP
Allen, DG
Keywords: Eccentric damage
Gadolinium
Intracellular sodium
Muscle
Stretch-sensitive channels
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: American Physiological Society
Source: Journal of applied physiology, 2003, v. 94, no. 6, p. 2475-2482 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of applied physiology 
Abstract: The effect of eccentric contractions on intracellular Na+ concentration ([Na+]i) and its distribution were examined in isolated rat and mouse muscle fiber bundles. [Na+]i was measured with either Na+-binding benzofuran isophthalate or sodium green. Ten isometric contractions had no significant effect on force (measured after 5 min of recovery) and caused no significant change in the resting [Na+]i (7.2 ± 0.5 mM). In contrast 10 eccentric contractions (40% stretch at 4 muscle lengths/s) reduced developed force at 100 Hz to 45 ± 3% of control and increased [Na+]i to 16.3 ± 1.6 mM (n = 6; P < 0.001). The rise of [Na+]i occurred over 1-2 min and showed only minimal recovery after 30 min. Confocal images of the distribution of [Na+]i showed a spatially uniform distribution both at rest and after eccentric contractions. Gd3+ (20 μM) had no effect on resting [Na+]i or control tetanic force but prevented the rise of [Na+]i and reduced the force deficit after eccentric damage. These data suggest that Na+ entry after eccentric contractions may occur principally through stretch-sensitive channels.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/15802
ISSN: 8750-7587
EISSN: 1522-1601
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