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 (fŏs′fō-krē′ə-tēn′) also phos·pho·cre·a·tin (-tĭn)
An organic compound, C4H10N3O5P, found in muscle tissue and capable of storing and providing energy for muscular contraction. Also called creatine phosphate.
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(Elements & Compounds) a compound of phosphoric acid and creatine found in vertebrate muscle
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(ˌfɒs foʊˈkri əˌtin, -tɪn)

a compound, C4H10O5N3P, occurring in muscle, formed by the enzymatic interaction of an organic phosphate and creatine, the breakdown of which provides energy for muscle contraction.
Also called creatine phosphate.
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Noun1.phosphocreatine - an organic compound of creatine and phosphoric acid; found in the muscles of vertebrates where its hydrolysis releases energy for muscular contraction
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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Hence, in the studies by Gorostiaga et al., (2010) and Sanchez-Medina and Gonzalez-Badillo (2011), CMJs were performed 1 min and immediately after exercise, respectively, while we allowed a 3 min rest period before the test, which is sufficient to replenish phosphocreatine levels.
These protocols are assumed to affect neuromuscular characteristics and sprinting abilities of athletes through the adaptation of ATP and phosphocreatine turnover.
After slaughter, the adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which maintains postmortem muscle contraction, is mainly supplied by the breakdown of phosphocreatine (PCr) and the degradation of glycogen to lactate [2].
The tissue was transferred to the laboratory on ice in Buffer X containing 50 mM K-MES, 7.23 mM [K.sub.2]EGTA, 2.77 mM Ca[K.sub.2]EGTA, 20 mM imidazole, 0.5 mM dithiothreitol, 20 mM taurine, 5.7 mM ATP, 14.3 mM phosphocreatine, and 6.56 mM Mg[Cl.sub.2] (pH 7.1, 290mOsm).
Zhao, "Neuroprotective effect of phosphocreatine on focal cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury," Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, vol.
Ahsan et al., "Phosphocreatine protects endothelial cells from methylglyoxal induced oxidative stress and apoptosis via the regulation of PI3K/Akt/eNOS and NF-[kappa]B pathway," Vascular Pharmacology, vol.
The majority of creatinine transitions into phosphocreatine and produces ATP by the reversible capacity of the enzyme.
As CBF falls below 26 mL/100 g/min, the acidosis causes decline in phosphocreatine and adenosine triphosphate levels.
The effects of age on skeletal muscle and the phosphocreatine energy system: can creatine supplementation help older adults.
However, determination of the maximum amount of ATP that can be resynthesized by breakdown of phosphocreatine and intramuscular glycogen, using small muscle biopsy samples, can result in a limited representation of anaerobic metabolism activation in all the muscles recruited during exercise (4).
However other studies found difference in Gln9 GABA929 NAA and Glu between ECM and controls.29 Using in-vivoMRS a decrease in NAA824 phosphocreatine (PCr) and ATP89 an increase in glutamate + glutamine (Glx) lactate (Lac)8 and phosphomonoester (PME)9 has been observed in ECM.