Effects of altered loading states on muscle plasticity: what have we learned from rodents?

  • K. M. Baldwin
  • Published 1996 in Medicine and science in sports and exercise


This paper summarizes the key findings concerning the adaptive properties of rodent muscle in response to altered loading states. When the mechanical stress on the muscle is chronically increased, the muscle adapts by hypertrophying its fibers. This response is regulated by processes resulting in contractile protein expression reflecting slower phenotypes… (More)


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