Intraspecific variation in aerobic metabolism and glycolytic enzyme expression in heart ventricles

Jason E. Podrabsky, Chris Javillonar, Steven C. Hand, Douglas L Crawford

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Abstract

A previous phylogenetic analysis among 15 taxa of the teleost fish Fundulus suggested that there should be thermal-adaptive differences in heart metabolism among populations. To test this hypothesis, the rate of oxygen consumption and the activities of all 11 glycolytic enzymes were measured in isolated heart ventricle from two populations of Fundulus heteroclitus. Heart ventricular metabolism is greater in a northern population versus a southern population of these fish. Analysis of the amount of glycolytic enzymes indicates that 87% of the variation in cardiac metabolism within and between populations is explained by the variation in three enzymes (pyruvate kinase, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, and lactate dehydrogenase). These enzymes are the same three enzymes that were predicted to be important based on previously determined phylogenetic patterns of expression. Our data indicate that near-equilibrium enzymes, as well as classically defined rate-limiting enzymes, can also influence metabolism.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Volume279
Issue number6 48-6
StatePublished - Dec 30 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Heart Ventricles
Enzymes
Fundulidae
Population
Fishes
Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenases
Pyruvate Kinase
L-Lactate Dehydrogenase
Oxygen Consumption
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • Cardiac adaptation
  • Evolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)

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Intraspecific variation in aerobic metabolism and glycolytic enzyme expression in heart ventricles. / Podrabsky, Jason E.; Javillonar, Chris; Hand, Steven C.; Crawford, Douglas L.

In: American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, Vol. 279, No. 6 48-6, 30.12.2000.

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