Nutritional Articles

Expression of equine glucose transporter type 4 in skeletal muscle after glycogen-depleting exercise

Published: 2005-07-07

Brief content of the article
The objective of this study was to clone and sequence cDNA for equine insulin-responsive glucose transporter (glucose transporter type 4) and determine effects of glycogen depleting exercise and meal type after exercise on GLUT-4 gene expression in skeletal muscle of horses. The authors concluded that the lack of increase of GLUT-4 gene expression after grain feeding and exercise might explain the apparently slower rate of glycogen synthesis after exercise in horses relative to that of other species. A full abstract can be found on Pubmed.
Keywords: glucose; insulin; amino acid sequence; DNA sequence; muscles.

Reference
Jose-Cunilleras, E., Hayes, K.A., Toribio, R.E., Mathes, L.E., Hinchcliff, K.W. 2005. Expression of equine glucose transporter type 4 in skeletal muscle after glycogen-depleting exercise. Am. J. Vet. Res. 66: 379 – 385.

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