The effects of inorganic phosphate on contractile function of slow skeletal muscle fibres are length-dependent
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AbstractMuscle operates across a wide range of sarcomere lengths. Inorganic phosphate (Pi) diminishes force output of striated muscle, with greater influence at short relative to long sarcomere lengths in fast skeletal and cardiac muscle fibres. The purpose of this study was to fill a gap in the literature regarding the length-dependent effects of Pi on contractile function of slow skeletal muscle fibres. Permeabilized slow skeletal muscle fibres from rabbit soleus were assessed at average sarcomere lengths of 2.0, 2.4, or 2.8 μm, with and without 20 mM Pi added to activating solutions (22±1 °C). The magnitude of Pi-induced reductions in peak force (43 ± 7% at 2.0 μm, 38 ± 7% at 2.4 μm, and 31 ± 8% at 2.8 μm) and peak stiffness (41 ± 9% at 2.0 μm, 36 ± 8% at 2.4 μm, and 26 ± 9% at 2.8 μm) were length-dependent. Peak stiffness was less affected by Pi than peak force. Pi diminished the Ca2+-sensitivity of the force-pCa and stiffness-pCa relationships to a greater extent at 2.8 μm than 2.0 μm. Comparable results were obtained from a cooperative model of Ca2+ and myosin binding to regulated actin. In conclusion, Pi is more detrimental to the peak force output of slow skeletal muscle fibres held at short relative to long sarcomere lengths, whereas Pi has a greater effect on the Ca2+-sensitivity of force production at long relative to short sarcomere lengths. Stiffness data suggest that Pi-induced reductions in force are primarily due to fewer bound cross-bridges, with a lesser contribution attributable to lower average force per cross-bridge.
GrantingagencyCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
GrantingagencyNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
GrantingagencyAlberta Innovates - Research Grant
CitationSmith, I. C., Callao, N., & Herzog, W. (2020). The effects of inorganic phosphate on contractile function of slow skeletal muscle fibres are length-dependent. "Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications", September 2020. pp. 1-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2020.09.092
InstitutionUniversity of Calgary
PublisherElsevier : Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications
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