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      A Histochemical Evaluation of Metabolism in the Coronary Vasculature of the Primate

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          Coronary arteries and arterioles in the left ventricle from the primate Macaca fascicularis were histochemically examined to evaluate their metabolic profiles. Succinate dehydrogenase and cytochrome oxidase activities were assessed to evaluate aerobic metabolic capacity, while myosin ATPase activity was determined as an index of ATP utilization for contraction. Anaerobic capacity was evaluated from lactate dehydrogenase and glycogen reactivity. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase was examined to determine capacity of the hexose-monophosphate-shunt, while the amounts of deoxyribonucleic and ribonucleic acids were assessed as possible indicators of protein synthesis. Succinate dehydrogenase and cytochrome oxidase demonstrated slight reactivity in both coronary arteries and arterioles indicating a low capacity for aerobic metabolism. Myosin ATPase showed strong activity in arteries and even stronger reactivity in arterioles, suggesting that arteriolar smooth muscle is more capable of utilizing ATP. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity was extremely low in both arteries and arterioles, while deoxyribonucleic and ribonucleic acids demonstrated only slight to moderate reactivity in both arteries and arterioles, indicating that under normal conditions the coronary vasculature appears quite stable with little cell proliferation.

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          J Vasc Res
          Journal of Vascular Research
          S. Karger AG
          19 September 2008
          : 19
          : 4
          : 186-196
          Departments of aAnatomy and bMedical Physiology, College of Medicine, Texas A & M University, College Station, Tex., and Department of cPhysiology, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, Tex. (USA)
          158384 Blood Vessels 1982;19:186–196
          © 1982 S. Karger AG, Basel

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