Direct correlation of parvalbumin levels with myosin isoforms and succinate dehydrogenase activity on frozen sections of rodent muscle.

Parvalbumin (PV) is a soluble Ca++ binding protein which is particularly concentrated in fast muscles of rodents. We have developed a new protocol to fix frozen sections of muscle by formaldehyde vapor, which enabled us to immunochemically stain serial frozen sections for PV. Fiber types were defined on the basis of myosin ATPase stability, and of… CONTINUE READING