Adverse changes in fibre type and myosin heavy chain compositions of human jaw muscle vs. limb muscle during ageing.

@article{Monemi1999AdverseCI,
  title={Adverse changes in fibre type and myosin heavy chain compositions of human jaw muscle vs. limb muscle during ageing.},
  author={M. Monemi and Fawzi Kadi and Jerry X. Liu and L-E. Thornell and Per Olof Eriksson},
  journal={Acta physiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1999},
  volume={167 4},
  pages={
          339-45
        }
}
This review shows that human jaw muscles not only have unique fibre type and myosin heavy chain (MyHC) compositions but also undergo muscle and region-specific changes in fibre composition during ageing. Alterations in the masseter and the lateral pterygoid muscles in the elderly are opposite to those reported for limb and trunk muscles, whereas changes in the anterior and posterior bellies of the digastric muscle resemble those of limb and trunk muscles. We conclude that age-related… CONTINUE READING
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