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Interaction between metabolism and flow in tendon and muscle


Clark, MG and Clerk, LH and Newman, JMB and Rattigan, S, Interaction between metabolism and flow in tendon and muscle, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 10, (6) pp. 338-345. ISSN 0905-7188 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1034/j.1600-0838.2000.010006338.x


Blood vessels supplying the musculotendinous region of tendons, including interfibrillar connective tissue, represent a parallel vascular network to that supplying muscle fibers. Reciprocal control by vasomodulators and neural input determines relative flow in each network, and therefore relative supply of nutrients and hormones. Vessels supplying the tendon support fat cells and may function as a non-nutritive network within muscle groups to regulate resting muscle energy metabolism and to act as a flow reservoir for nutrient delivery in exercise.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Sports science and exercise
Research Field:Exercise physiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and health
UTAS Author:Clark, MG (Professor Michael Clark)
UTAS Author:Clerk, LH (Ms Lucy Henrietta Clerk)
UTAS Author:Newman, JMB (Dr John Newman)
UTAS Author:Rattigan, S (Professor Stephen Rattigan)
ID Code:19333
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Biochemistry
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-28

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