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PSL 250 Week 7 Lectures

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PSL 250 Week 7 Lectures PSL 250

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These are the notes for Physiology 250 lectures for week 7
Introductory Physiology
Dr. Patrick Dillion
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PSL, 250, PSL250, Physiology, premed, premedical, Science, Engineering, P.Dillon, Dillon
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Date Created: 10/16/16
PSL 250 - Lecture 19 - Muscle Metabolism and Control Muscle Energy use ● Progressive use of energy resources. Phosphocreatine ● Supports about 20 seconds of full activity. ● PCr + ADP = ATP + Cr by creatine kinase reaction. ● ATP = ADP + Pi by myosin ATPase ● PCr = Cr + Pi net reaction. ● Pi inhibits myosin ATPase ● (M⚫ADP⚫Pi = M+ADP+Pi) Glycolysis - 10 Rxs ● ~2 minutes of energy use. ● Glucose and glycogen in muscles = pyruvate = lactate. ● No oxygen use. Oxidative Phosphorylation ● Krebs cycle and electron transport system. ● ~2 hours of energy support. ● Pyruvate converted to CO2 ● Oxygen used ● Carbohydrate loading increases glycogen storage, increased by up to 30%. ● Don’t go too fast at any one time / do not allow hydrogen ion concentration to get too high (hydrogen ion high = lose motivation to go fast) Fiber Types ● Variations in the fiber type even within same muscle. ● Controlled by motor neuron - most muscles are mixed. Red Fibers ● Also called slow oxidative. ● High mitochondrial levels - slow myosin ATPase - slow speed. ● High energy capacity, low energy use - no fatigue White fibers ● Also called fast glycolytic ● Few mitochondria - fast myosin ATPase - fast speed. ● Low energy capacity - high energy use - easily fatigued. Hypertrophy ● Larger cells not more cells - hyperplasia. ● High intensity, high force exercise needed for maximum effect. Filament Number ● High intensity exercise causes micro damage to filaments. ● Disassembly of tangled filaments increases free myosin and causes pain. ● Free myosin causes increase in expression of filament forming enzymes - more filaments, bigger cells. ● ⚫ ● Young - 48 hours cycles (24 dissasembly, 24 assembly). ● Elderly - 72 hour cycle, risk? ○ Simplest way to increase blood pressure - lift heavy weights. ○ Seriously increase the risk of stroke. Testosterone Dependence ● Filament production optimized by testosterone. ● Females with normal endocrinology cannot maximize muscle size. Atrophy ● Reduction in the size of muscle fibers. ● Not loss of muscle fibers Disuse atrophy ● Muscle immobilized - loss of filaments. ● Easily reversible Denervation ● Motor neuron damage causes fiber to lose filament. ● Not reversible - loss of myotrophic factor from neuron. ● Electrical stimulation decreases rate of atrophy. Stretch Reflex ● Muscle length information ● Monosynaptic reflex - knee jerk. ● Activation of afferent neuron produces reflex response ● No control by upper CNS. Muscle spindles ● Stretch receptors in muscles. ● Groups of intrafusal fibers in connective tissue capsule. Intrafusal Fibers ● Each fiber contains muscle section and stretch receptor section. ● Fibers activate afferent neurons from receptor section of fiber. ● Fibers also receive efferent gamma motor neurons to muscle section of fiber. Nuclear bag fibers ● Have larger central portion of receptors. ● Pull on these - adapt. Dynamic Response only ● Detects change of length ● Highest response when muscle rapidly stretched ● Decreased response as stretch is sustained ● Very rapid adaptation. Nuclear Chain Fibers ● Smaller set of receptors parallel to nuclear bag fibers. ● Very narrow center file with vesicles within the center. ● When you pull on these, they do not ‘adapt’ ● Send signal to brain on what position you are in. Static Response ● Detects fiber length. ● Response proportional to the position - slow adaptation. Gamma motor fibers ● Efferents to intrafusal fibers ● Contract muscle portion of intrafusal fibers. Coactivation ● Dual activation of alpha and gamma motor neurons ● Alpha motor neurons contracts muscle fibers ● Gamma motor neurons contract intrafusal fibers ● Keeps muscle spindles taut Reciprocal Innervation ● Inhibition of paired muscle when stretch reflex occurs. ● Afferent neurons leads to interneuron causing an IPSP to paired alpha motor neuron. Golgi Tendon Organ ● Muscle force detectors ● Receptors in tendon - afferent input proportional to muscle force. ● At very high forces, GTO sends IPSPs to alpha motor neurons. ● Has a protective effect. PSL 250 - Lecture 20 - Smooth Muscle Smooth muscle structure ● Small cells are linked via desmosomes. ● No striations. ● Filaments are parallel but not in register. Filaments ● Thin filaments: actin and tropomyosin, no troponin. ● Thin filaments are in groove, no AM blocking. Dense bodies ● Smooth muscle equivalent to z lines. ● Anchored to cell membrane, also in interior. ● Thin filaments attach here and pull ends of cell. Tone ● Force with no stimulus. ● Ca++ leaks in and partially activates smooth muscle. ● Important in BP maintenance, holding cavity contents. Smooth muscle contraction ● Different control mechanism than striated muscle. ● Ca++ also activates. Calcium sources ● Most: through channels across cell membrane. ● Some: small SR, released by IP3 Myosin Light chain kinase ● Ca++ activated. ● Adds phosphate to myosin light chains. ● Activate myosin ATPase for shortening and Force. Force Generation ● Myosin *ADP * Pi (with MLC-P) binds actin - ADP and Pi leave. ● Myosin twists, generates force. ● Filaments slide to reduce force. ● This part is similar to striated muscle. Myosin light chain phosphatase ● MLCPase removes phosphate from myosin light chains. ● Low Ca++ turns off myosin and causes relaxation. Latch ● Removal of Pi from light chain when AM attached decreases M detachment rate. ● Maintains force with little energy use. ● ALlows BP maintenance with low energy use, allows upright position. Smooth muscle types ● Vary with function; emptying cavities or maintaining force. ● At a particular time have to contract eventually. ● Other muscles need to have a modest contraction maintained, for decade over decade - like for Blood Pressure. Visceral (Single unit) SM ● Also referred to as single unit muscle. ● When one contraction occurs, contraction would spread to other cells. ● Stomach GI tract urinary bladder ● Linked by gap junctions, activating APs. ● Will only contract when AP is occurring. ○ APs take on a pattern - stomach contracts once every 20 seconds. ○ Starts very high and then moves downward. ○ Get phasic activity causing rhythmic contractions. Neural effects ● on Visceral occur from both parasympathetic and sympathetic nerves. ● Release acetylcholine as the neurotransmitter, causing contractions to occur. ● Both have same structure ● Main axon of the neuron comes down and then spreads down into the vericosities - widening area. ● Vericosities contain the vesicles that have the neurotransmitters in them with acetylcholine with parasympathetic and neural epinephrine for the sympathetic. Multi-unit smooth fibers ● Have no gap junctions. ● No action potentials at all. ● Membrane potential varies based on hormones or on level of neural activation. ● Amount of open calcium channels impacts how depolarized it is. ● Causes contraction. ● What this causes - average force that maintains things at a controlled level. ● Entirely sympathetic - for multi units. ● Sympathetic response causes the release of norepinephrine. Tone ● Leakage of calcium in through the membrane. Latch mechanism ● Allows you to maintain contractions with very low energy cost. ○ Example: blood pressure and eye focus. PSL 250 - Lecture 18 - Motor Units Motor Unit ● Motor neuron and muscle fibers it innervates. ● Motor neuron AP activates all the fibers in a motor unit Recruitment ● Small MUs first, then the larger motor units. ● Allows gradation of force. ● Maximum force requires all MUs active simultaneously Asynchronous Recruitment ● For submaximal forces - rotate activation of MUs. ● Maintain force - cannot simultaneously optimize force and continuous activity. Twitch ● Single AP = single muscle activation ● 1 neural AP leads to one muscle AP leads to one twitch. ● Sub-maximal force - not enough Ca++ reaches all troponin for full activation Tetanus ● Summation of twitches - many APs ● Enough Ca++ so that all myosin heads reach actin. ● Unrelated with the bacterial infection Tetanus. Length- Tension Relation ● Lo - Muscle length at which maximum force occurs ● Resting skeletal muscle length is near Lo ● Not force ™ - Lo is a length. ○ Thats is a test question ™ . Falloff at Long lengths ● Reduced overlap of thick and thin filaments. Falloff at Short Lengths ● Thick filaments compression against the z line. ● Thin filaments overlap and interfere with each other. ● Reduced Ca++ release Force-Velocity Relation ● Heavy loads can only be moved slowly. ● Light loads can be moved quickly. Inverse Relations ● High force (load) = low velocity ● Low force (load) = high velocity ● Hard to throw a 100 kg stone fast vs 1 kg stone Stretched muscles ● Stretching before activation (windup) uses top of L-T curve. ● Better force maintenance. ● Also, activating stretch reflexes causes the reflex contraction of stretched muscles. Power curve ● From F-V Curve. ● Power = F x V ● At F = 0, P = 0; At V = 0; P = 0. ● At all others, F*V is positive, and must have maximum. ● 0.25 Fo has optimum power output. ● Skeletal muscles - 0.25 Fo most optimal to do work. ● Injuries occur because feedback loops are so close to being maximal for sprinting. ● Ripped muscle occurs because one paired muscle is out of sequence.


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