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No Evidence Of Direct Association Between Glut4 And Glycogen In Human Skeletal Muscle, Robyn M. Murphy, Marcelo Flores-Opazo, Barnaby P. Frankish, Andrew Garnham, David Stapleton, Mark Hargreaves Jan 2018

No Evidence Of Direct Association Between Glut4 And Glycogen In Human Skeletal Muscle, Robyn M. Murphy, Marcelo Flores-Opazo, Barnaby P. Frankish, Andrew Garnham, David Stapleton, Mark Hargreaves

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Previous studies have demonstrated that exercise increases whole body and skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity that is linked with increased GLUT4 at the plasma membrane following insulin stimulation and associated with muscle glycogen depletion. To assess the potential direct association between muscle glycogen and GLUT4, seven untrained, male subjects exercised for 60 min at ~75% VO2 peak, with muscle samples obtained by percutaneous needle biopsy immediately before and after exercise. Exercise reduced muscle glycogen content by ~43%. An ultracentrifugation protocol resulted in a ~2‐3‐fold enriched glycogen fraction from muscle samples for analysis. Total GLUT4 content was unaltered by exercise ...