Changes in fibre type, number and diameter in developing and ageing skeletal muscle.

@article{Alnaqeeb1987ChangesIF,
  title={Changes in fibre type, number and diameter in developing and ageing skeletal muscle.},
  author={Majed A. Alnaqeeb and Geoffrey Goldspink},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={1987},
  volume={153},
  pages={31-45}
}
Morphometrical and histochemical features of muscle undergo continuous changes with age. Two representative muscles were studied to determine the nature of these changes, the extensor digitorum longus and the soleus. Muscle fibre type ratios were found to change with age so that there were more oxidative types. In the extensor digitorum longus the cross sectional area occupied by fast oxidative glycolytic fibres increased, while in the soleus fast oxidative glycolytic fibres apparently… CONTINUE READING

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