TABLE 4

Aconitase and SOD specific activity and UCP3 protein content in IMF and SS skeletal muscle mitochondria at the end of semistarvation and after 7 days of refeeding

SemistarvationIMF
SS
ControlRestrictedControlRestricted
Aconitase (mU/mg protein)46.88 ± 2.0452.35 ± 2.8188.33 ± 6.0178.67 ± 4.38
SOD (units/mg protein)50.25 ± 3.4761.88 ± 3.66*38.68 ± 4.2553.85 ± 1.18*
UCP3 protein content (arbitrary units/mg protein)38 ± 552 ± 522 ± 929 ± 6
RefeedingControlRefedControlRefed
Aconitase (mU/mg protein)71.98 ± 8.7248.42 ± 2.28*103.50 ± 4.0787.43 ± 4.96*
SOD (units/mg protein)23.42 ± 1.4122.55 ± 2.1823.25 ± 1.8331.38 ± 2.11*
UCP3 protein content (arbitrary units/mg protein)45 ± 250 ± 328 ± 420 ± 7
  • Data are means ± SE of six different experiments.

  • *

    * P < 0.05 compared with controls.