Effects of denervation and deafferentation on mass and enzyme activity in rat skeletal muscles.

@article{Ohira1989EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of denervation and deafferentation on mass and enzyme activity in rat skeletal muscles.},
  author={Yoshinobu Ohira},
  journal={The Japanese journal of physiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={21-31}
}
Effects of denervation and deafferentation on mass and enzyme activity of soleus and plantaris muscles were studied when the synergistic gastrocnemius was either intact or tenotomized in adult male Wistar rats. Denervation of the sciatic nerve at L4 and L5 induced a severe atrophy (approximately 50%) in both soleus and plantaris within 2 weeks. Deafferentation at L4 and L5 also caused a decrease in muscle weight for soleus and plantaris (approximately 11 and 24%, respectively). No compensatory… CONTINUE READING

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