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Georg Thieme Verlag
Hormone and Metabolic Research
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doi: 10.1055/s-0028-1092729; Shelves: QP 801 .H7 H65 Mem Lvl Lower
Cytochrome oxidase, glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, and succinate dehydrogenase were measured in mitochondrial fractions obtained from rat soleus muscle of control and 8 week T3 + T4 treated animals. Under these conditions of prolonged treatment, there is a five-fold increase in the specific activities of both cytochrome oxidase and glycerols-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. Significant increases in total cellular mitochondrial content and enzyme activities were observed in T3 + T4 treated animals as compared to controls. These results indicate that thyrotoxicosis can induce selective changes in mitochondrial enzymes in slow twitch red (Type I) muscle fibers.