Myosin isoforms, muscle fiber types, and transitions

@article{Pette2000MyosinIM,
  title={Myosin isoforms, muscle fiber types, and transitions},
  author={Dirk Pette and Robert S. Staron},
  journal={Microscopy Research and Technique},
  year={2000},
  volume={50}
}
  • D. Pette, R. Staron
  • Published 15 September 2000
  • Biology
  • Microscopy Research and Technique
Skeletal muscle is an extremely heterogeneous tissue composed of a variety of fast and slow fiber types and subtypes. Moreover, muscle fibers are versatile entities capable of adjusting their phenotypic properties in response to altered functional demands. Major differences between muscle fiber types relate to their myosin complement, i.e., isoforms of myosin light and heavy chains. Myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms appear to represent the most appropriate markers for fiber type delineation. On… 

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