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Axially symmetric semi-infinite domain models of microdialysis and their application to the determination of nutritive flow in rat muscle

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Roberts, JL and Newman, JMB and Warner, RC and Rattigan, S and Clark, MG, Axially symmetric semi-infinite domain models of microdialysis and their application to the determination of nutritive flow in rat muscle, Journal of Physiology, 563, (1) pp. 213-228. ISSN 0022-3751 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2003.056531

Abstract

Theoretical models for the description of microdialysis outflow:inflow (O/I) ratio for 3H 2O and [ 14C]ethanol were developed, taking into account the nutritive fraction of total blood flow in muscle. The models yielded an approximately exponential decay expression for the O/I ratio, dependent on the physical dimensions of a linear probe (length and radius), the flow rate through the probe, muscle blood flow (including the nutritive fraction) and the diffusion coefficients for the tracer in the probe and muscle. The models compared favourably with experimental data from the constant-flow perfused rat hindlimb. Estimates of the nutritive fraction of total blood flow from experimental data were determined by minimizing the error between model and experimental data. The nutritive fraction was found to be 0.22±0.04 under basal perfusion conditions. When 70 nM noradrenaline (norepinephrine) was included in the perfusion medium, the nutritive fraction was 0.91±0.06 (P < 0.05). The inclusion of 300 nM serotonin, decreased the nutritive fraction to 0.05±0.01 (P < 0.05). This model can be applied to the determination of nutritive fraction of skeletal muscle blood flow in physiologically relevant microvascular conditions such as during exercise and in disease states. © The Physiological Society 2004.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Endocrinology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Diabetes
Author:Roberts, JL (Dr Jason Roberts)
Author:Newman, JMB (Dr John Newman)
Author:Warner, RC (Dr Roland Warner)
Author:Rattigan, S (Professor Stephen Rattigan)
Author:Clark, MG (Professor Michael Clark)
ID Code:37448
Year Published:2005
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP0449735)
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Biochemistry
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2010-05-24
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