Contractile properties of rat, rhesus monkey, and human type I muscle fibers.

Abstract

It is well known that skeletal muscle intrinsic maximal shortening velocity is inversely related to species body mass. However, there is uncertainty regarding the relationship between the contractile properties of muscle fibers obtained from commonly studied laboratory animals and those obtained from humans. In this study we determined the contractile… (More)

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@article{Widrick1997ContractilePO, title={Contractile properties of rat, rhesus monkey, and human type I muscle fibers.}, author={Jeffrey J. Widrick and J G Romatowski and Miloslav Karhanek and Robert H. Fitts}, journal={The American journal of physiology}, year={1997}, volume={272 1 Pt 2}, pages={R34-42} }