Muscle fibre type adaptation in the elderly human muscle.

  title={Muscle fibre type adaptation in the elderly human muscle.},
  author={J L Andersen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  volume={13 1},
  • J L Andersen
  • Published 2003 in
    Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in…
This short review discusses changes in the fibre type distribution, myosin heavy chain isoform composition and histological appearance of the very elderly human skeletal muscle. Point of origin of the discussion comes from data that we have obtained from muscle biopsies from the vastus lateralis muscle of a group of frail very elderly subjects (age: 88 +/- 3 years, range 85-97). Myosin heavy chain composition of muscle homogenates and single fibres, fibre type distribution, fibre size and… CONTINUE READING
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