Purchase Solution

Metabolism During Heart Attack

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

During a heart attack, blood flowing to the heart muscle is interrupted by blockage of a coronary artery. How would you expect the metabolism in the heart to change?

A. oxidative phosphorylation would slow down in the mitochondria
B. the rate of production of lactic acid would be stimulated

C. the use of glucose by the muscle tissue would increase

D. the production of water by mitochondria would be inhibited

E. all are expected metabolic changes

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

This solution discusses provides the answer to the multiple choice question on heart metabolism during a heart attack and then explains why it is the best answer.

Solution Preview

Effects of a heart attack on heart metabolism

Reducing blood flow to the heart restricts oxygen delivery. This slows oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria rerquiring the cell to resort to fermentation, producing lactic acid to regenerate NAD+ ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
How Much Do You Know About Genetic Inheritance?

Most of us studied the basics of dominant and recessive genes at some point. However, genetics are much more complicated than this. How far beyond the basics does your knowledge go?

Nerves and the Nervous System

This quiz will assess your knowledge of the nervous system and how nerves send signals around the body.

The Transfer of Energy in an Ecosystem

This quiz will assess your knowledge of how energy is transferred in an ecosystem and the different levels of trophic organization.

Do You Know Your Macromolecules?

This quiz will assess your knowledge of the macromolecules that are important to living things.

Biochemistry Basics

A refresher quiz to test your knowledge of basics concepts of biochemistry.