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creatine phosphate

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

A high-energy, phosphorylated, nitrogenous compound that acts as an energy store in muscles and helps to maintain a relatively constant level of ATP in the muscle during contraction. In a...

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kinase

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n. 1. an agent that can convert the inactive form of an enzyme (see proenzyme) to the active form. 2. an enzyme that catalyses the transfer of phosphate groups. An...

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Lohmann reaction

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a name sometimes given to the reversible reaction, catalysed by creatine kinase, in which ATP and creatine are formed from ADP and phosphocreatine. [After Karl Lohmann...

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M line

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The midline of the M band which lies at the middle of the A band of the sarcomere. M line protein (myomesin), creatine kinase, and glycogen phosphorylase b are located at the M line, which...

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phosphagen

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A compound found in animal tissues that provides a reserve of chemical energy in the form of high-energy phosphate bonds. The most common phosphagens are creatine phosphate, occurring in...

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phosphocreatine

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(creatine phosphate)

A compound found at high concentration (~20 mmol/L) in striated muscle where it acts as an energy reserve, buffering ATP levels through the action of creatine...

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rhabdomyolysis

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n. the rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle cells, with the release of myoglobin and other potentially toxic cell components. Blood levels of creatine kinase are raised. It can...

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