Accession Number:

ADA059417

Title:

Heat and Exercise Induced Hyperthermia: Effects on High Energy Phosphates,

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Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MASS

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Report Date:

1978-08-04

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

To assess the role of high-energy phosphate compounds in the etiology of heat injury with respect to the release of intracellular constituents, the susceptibility of selected tissues to heat injury, and the shock-like demise of the animals, rats were exercised on a treadmill 9.14 mmin in a hot environment 34.5-35 C to a rectal temperature Tre of 42.5-43 C. In the heart, kidney, left lateral lobe of the liver and gastrocnemius muscle extricated from animals immediately upon termination of the treadmill run, levels of glucose-6-phosphate G-6-P, adenosine triphosphate ATP, and creatine phosphate CP were unchanged when compared with sedentary controls. In animals which had been resuscitated by infusion of isotonic saline into a jugular catheter, levels of CP were significantly p less than .025 elevated in gastrocnemius muscle. In rats which were unconscious and succumbing to the effects of the hyperthermic injury, levels of hepatic G-6-P and ATP were significantly reduced p less than .05, p less than .02, respectively. These results indicate that the combination of exhaustive exerciseheat injury had the most deleterious effects upon hepatic metabolism. However, while resuscitation with physiological saline may be accompanied by an excessive synthesis of CP, hyperthermic exhaustion and the concomitant efflux of cellular constituents cannot be attributed to a depletion or even a decrement of high-energy phosphates in vital tissues. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE