Appearance of complex branched fibers following repetitive muscle trauma in normal rat skeletal muscle.

@article{Tamaki1994AppearanceOC,
  title={Appearance of complex branched fibers following repetitive muscle trauma in normal rat skeletal muscle.},
  author={Tetsuro Tamaki and Akira Akatsuka},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={1994},
  volume={240 2},
  pages={217-24}
}
BACKGROUND To examine whether the complex branched fibers observed in mdx mutant mice were formed in normal skeletal muscles, long-term repetitive muscle trauma was applied to muscle of normal Wistar male rats. METHODS Three kinds of artificial muscle trauma--crush injury, bupivacaine hydrochloride treatment, and forced stretching of contracting muscle (eccentric contraction)--were performed once a week for 10 weeks to achieve a state of repetitive degeneration and regeneration in the muscles… CONTINUE READING