Genetic determinism of fiber type proportion in human skeletal muscle

@article{Simoneau1995GeneticDO,
  title={Genetic determinism of fiber type proportion in human skeletal muscle},
  author={J. Simoneau and C. Bouchard},
  journal={The FASEB Journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={9},
  pages={1091 - 1095}
}
  • J. Simoneau, C. Bouchard
  • Published 1995
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The FASEB Journal
  • Skeletal muscle fiber type distribution is quite heterogeneous, with about 25% of North American Caucasian men and women having either less than 35% or more than 65% of type I fiber in their vastus lateralis muscle. To what extent human skeletal muscle fiber type proportion is under the control of genetic factors is examined in this paper. The results summarized here suggest that about 15% of the total variance in the proportion of type I muscle fibers in human is explained by the error… CONTINUE READING
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