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Proteomic analysis of diurnal variation in human skeletal muscle performance

Malik, ZA (2015) Proteomic analysis of diurnal variation in human skeletal muscle performance. Doctoral thesis, Liverpool John Moores University.

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Phenotyping of human muscle based on its profile of myosin heavy chain isoforms is commonly used to help understand changes in muscle function. However, in many instances, measureable changes in force output or contractility occur in the absence of any change in myosin heavy chain profile. Therefore, more sophisticated analysis is required. Proteomic techniques including 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis, high- performance liquid chromatography and peptide mass spectrometry can be used to investigate changes in the abundance of hundreds of proteins simultaneously. To date, such techniques have not been used to specifically characterise the human myofibrillar proteome, or study how the myofibrillar proteome relates to muscle outputs such as peak isometric force or the velocity of contraction. This thesis presents a series of studies that develop proteomic techniques for the analysis of myofibrillar proteins as well as optimisation of techniques for measuring the range of muscle output from isometric through to velocity maximum of the human knee extensor muscles in vivo. After optimisation, the proteomic and muscle function measurement were employed to study diurnal variation. Time-of-day differences in sports performance and muscle function are widely reported, and typically, performance is ~10 % greater in the evening compared to the morning. This is consistent with our result in Chapter 3; we investigated this chapter by conducting a battery of muscle performance tests in a population of well-familiarised participants. Our data show that RFD exhibits the greatest diurnal variation (18 %) followed by isometric force (10.2 %). The diurnal variation in IKD data was less robust (range 8.1 - 9.8 %), which may have been due to the lesser precision of this technique compared to MVC and RFD. Therefore MVC and RFD were used in the final study. In final study, this thesis reports significantly (P<0.05) greater peak isometric force (11 %) and rate of force development (16 %) of knee extensor muscles of young strength-trained males in the evening compared to morning. Proteomic analysis of biopsy samples of the vastus lateralis profiled more than 100 myofibrillar protein species and detected 8 significant differences in protein abundance between morning and evening samples. The greatest difference was in the abundance of the slow isoform of myosin binding protein C (MyBPC1), which is known to modulate the activity of actin-bound myosin ATPases. MyBPC1 was resolved to 6 species; therefore the difference in abundance of one species reported here likely represents a change in post-translational modification. Therefore, this thesis provides associational evidence that post-translational modification of MyBPC1 contributes to the diurnal variation in muscle function.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human, Skeletal muscle, force, proteomic, diurnal
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 10:38
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:27
DOI or ID number: 10.24377/LJMU.t.00004511
Supervisors: Burniston, J, Edwards, B and Vanrenterghem, J
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4511
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