Lactate Curves Study Guide

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Lactate Curves Study Guide By this stage you should be able to: 1) Explain when pyruvate enters the mitochondria and when it is converted to lactate + H+ Pyruvate will be used for aerobic metabolism or turn into lactate and H+ ions. If the aerobic is not sufficiently activated the mitochondria are unable to use all the pyruvate. In order to keep producing ATP the cells need to free up some NAD and NADH. They do this by converting pyruvate into lactate and H+. 2) The difference between slow twitch, fast oxidative glycolytic and fast glycolytic fibers See “Why lactate is produced study guide” question 26 3) How lactate is cleared from the blood stream During exercise most of the lactate produced will end up as energy in another muscle. The heart is the major user of lactate for energy. But to reach other parts of the body where lactate can be used must enter the bloodstream. For this reason lactate is most effectively measured in the bloodstream. You should also be able to discuss:
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course APK 4125 taught by Professor Drenning during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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