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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte

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DELFINO, Gabriel Borges; DURIGAN, João Luiz Quagliotti; CANCELLIERO, Karina Maria  and  SILVA, Carlos Alberto da. Effect of the vanadyl sulphate on the muscular metabolic compromising induced by immobilization of posterior limb of rats. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.6, pp.356-360. ISSN 1517-8692.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the metabolic performance of immobilized skeletal muscle in rats treated with vanadyl sulphate. Male Wistar rats were divided in groups (n = 6): control (C), immobilized (I), treated with vanadyl sulphate (VS, 0,25 mM) and immobilized treated with vanadyl sulphate (I + VS) during seven days. The concentration of vanadyl sulphate diluted in water was 0,25 mM. After experimental stage, the glycogen content (GC) was evaluated in soleus (S), white gastrocnemius (WG), red gastrocnemius (RG), tibialis anterior (TA) and extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles, besides S and EDL weight. The statistical analysis was realized by the ANOVA followed by Tukey test (p < 0,05). In VS group, the results showed a significant increase in GC (S 110%, WG 71%, RG 85%, TA 125%, EDL 108%) and in the weight (S 9%, EDL 11%). The immobilization reduced significantly the GC (S 31.6%, WG 56.6%, RG 39.1%, EDL 41.7%, TA 45.2%) and weight (S 34.2% and ELD 27%), and in I + VS group, there was a increase of the GC in all muscles (S 211%, WG 115%, RG 148%, EDL 161.9%, TA 147%), besides hindering the weight loss in S (75%) and EDL (46%). The vanadyl sulphate treatment promoted an increase in the glycogen content of control and immobilized groups, besides hindering the weight loss, showing that the insulino-mimetic effect is represented by glycogenic action associate to a possible anti-catabolic action.

Keywords : Muscular disuse; Vanadium compounds; Rehabilitation.

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