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Effect of intermittent hypoxic hypoxia on energy supply of rat skeletal muscle under adaptation to physical work

B. L. Gavenauskas, V. I. Nosar, N. M. Kurhalyuk, A. I. Nazarenko, L. V. Bratus, I. M. ShuvalovaI. N. Mankovskaya

The experiment, on Wistar male rats was carried out to investigate influence of endurance training (swimming with load 7.0 ± 1.3% body weight, 30 min a day, during 4 weeks) and additional intermittent hypoxic training (12% O2 in N2 – 15 min, 21% O2 – 15 min, 5 sessions a day, during the first 2 weeks) on the following parameters: ADF-stimulated mitochondrial respiration, lactate/pyruvate ratio, succinate dehydrogenase activity, and lipid peroxidation in skeletal muscle. The next oxidation substrates were used: 1 mmol/l succinate and 1mmol/l ?-ketoglutarate as well as the next inhibitor succinate dehydrogenase 2 mmol/l malonate. It was shown that physical work combined with intermittent hypoxic training led to the increase of mitochondrial respiration effectiveness in muscle energy supply under a-ketoglutarate oxidation in comparison with succinate oxidation as well as to the decrease of succinate dehydrogenase activity and lipid peroxidation. The study suggested that these changes may correct mitochondrial dysfunction under intensive muscular work.

Recieved: 2004-11-25

Published at the site: 2005-05-05

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