Prolonged space flight-induced alterations in the structure and function of human skeletal muscle fibres.

@article{Fitts2010ProlongedSF,
  title={Prolonged space flight-induced alterations in the structure and function of human skeletal muscle fibres.},
  author={Robert H Fitts and Scott W. Trappe and David L. Costill and Phillip M Gallagher and Andrew Creer and Patty Colloton and Jim Peters and J G Romatowski and James L. W. Bain and Danny A. Riley},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={588 Pt 18},
  pages={3567-92}
}
The primary goal of this study was to determine the effects of prolonged space flight (180 days) on the structure and function of slow and fast fibres in human skeletal muscle. Biopsies were obtained from the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles of nine International Space Station crew members 45 days pre- and on landing day (R+0) post-flight. The main findings were that prolonged weightlessness produced substantial loss of fibre mass, force and power with the hierarchy of the effects being soleus… CONTINUE READING
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