T Gruschy-Knudsen

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The effects of a 37-day period of bed rest on myosin heavy chain (MHC) expression on both mRNA and protein level in human skeletal muscle fibers were studied. Muscle biopsies from vastus lateralis muscle were obtained from seven healthy young male subjects before and after the bed-rest period. Combined in situ hybridization, immunocytochemistry, and ATPase(More)
A long-term paraplegic man presented exclusively (>99%) myosin heavy chain I (MHC I) in the tibialis anterior muscle (TA). This was coupled to a slow speed of contraction, a high resistance to fatigue, and a rapid resynthesis of phosphocreatine after an electrically evoked fatiguing contraction when compared with the TA muscles of 9 other paraplegic(More)
Long-term heavy load contractions decrease the relative amount of the myosin heavy chain (MHC) IIX isoform in human skeletal muscle, but the timing of the down-regulation in the short term is unknown. Untrained subjects performed two resistance bouts, in two consecutive days, with one leg, the other leg serving as a control (age 24±1, n=5). Muscle biopsies(More)
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