Effects of ageing on single muscle fibre contractile function following short-term immobilisation.

Very little attention has been given to the combined effects of healthy ageing and short-term disuse on the contractile function of human single muscle fibres. Therefore, the present study investigated the effects of 2 weeks of lower limb cast immobilisation (i.e. disuse) on selected contractile properties of single muscle fibres (n = 378) from vastus… (More)