Nerve terminals are as metabolically different as the muscle fibers they innervate

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  21 Nov 1980:
Vol. 210, Issue 4472, pp. 927-928
DOI: 10.1126/science.7434009


The rate at which glucose enters nerve terminals in muscle was estimated indirectly by measuring changes in miniature end-plate potential frequency D-Glucose entered nerve terminals in muscles with a fast twitch more rapidly than it entered those with a slow twitch. This suggests that nerve terminals in fast- and slow-twitch muscles differ in their rate of metabolism.