Interpretive Summary: Molecular and biochemical regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism
By: Morgan D Zumbaugh, Sally E Johnson, Tim H Shi, David E Gerrard
Skeletal muscle is a heterogenous population of cells that are classified into muscle types based on contractile speed and metabolism. The various types of muscle cells utilize different biochemical pathways to produce energy to support cellular functions. These complex biochemical pathways are unique in their subcellular localization, substrate source, energy production capacity, and regulatory mechanisms. The purpose of this review is to describe the major metabolic pathways in skeletal muscle and the associated regulatory mechanisms.
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