Histochemical and enzymatic comparison of the gastrocnemius muscle of young and elderly men and women.

@article{Coggan1992HistochemicalAE,
  title={Histochemical and enzymatic comparison of the gastrocnemius muscle of young and elderly men and women.},
  author={A. Coggan and R. Spina and D. King and M. Rogers and M. Brown and P. M. Nemeth and J. Holloszy},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1992},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={
          B71-6
        }
}
To examine the effects of aging on human skeletal muscle, 10 men and 10 women, 64 +/- 1 yr old (Mean +/- SE), and 10 men and 10 women, 24 +/- 1 yr old, were studied. All subjects were sedentary nonsmokers who were carefully screened for latent cardiovascular, metabolic, or musculoskeletal disease. Needle biopsy samples were obtained from the lateral gastrocnemius muscle and examined using histochemical and biochemical techniques. The percentage of Type I, Type IIa, and Type IIb fibers did not… Expand

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