P-MRS Study of Change in Intracellular pH Static Contractions in HumanP-MRS Study of Change in Intracellular pH Static Contractions in Human

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 Author Iwanaga, KOichi ♦ Yoshimitsu, Hitoshi ♦ Kamata, Takako ♦ Sairyo, Kouichi Source J-STAGE Content type Text Publisher Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology Language English
 Subject Keyword P-MRS ♦ Static contraction ♦ Muscle pH ♦ Lactate Abstract $^31P-MRS$ spectra were obtained from human first dorsal interosseous muscle during and after the voluntary static abduction of the index finger. Endurance tasks were performed at randomly assigned contraction levels of 15, 20, 30 and 40% of maximal voluntary contraction (MVO. Muscle pH was calculated according to Taylor et al. (1983) using chemical shift between inorganic phosphate (Pi) and phosphocreatine (PCr) on the $^{3}1P-MRS$ spectra. Mean values of endurance times of static contractions were 7.25, 5.33 and 3.08 minutes for 20, 30 and 40%MVC, respectively. At 15%MVC, all of the four subjects maintained contraction for 30 minutes, and the contractions were terminated at 30 minutes. Muscle pH at the onset of contractions were 7.12, 6.98, 7.01 and 7.08 for 15, 20, 30 and 40%MVC, respectively. At the end of contractions when the subject could not maintain the force level, muscle pH were 6.07, 5.97 and 5.94 for 20, 30 and 40%MVC, respectively. There was no significant difference in muscle pH at the end of contractions between three conditions by one-way ANOVA. In conclusion, there was a critical muscle pH of about 6.0 where static contractions could not be maintained ISSN 02878429 Learning Resource Type Article Publisher Date 1991-04-01 Journal The Annals of physiological anthropology(ahs1983) Volume Number 10 Issue Number 2 Page Count 8 Starting Page 83 Ending Page 90