Regional distribution of fiber types in developing baboon diaphragm muscles.


Fiber type distribution and mean fiber area were determined for seven sites in diaphragm muscles of premature (140 days gestation), full-term (180 days gestation), and adult baboons. Within a group, data did not differ significantly amongst the seven sites. The diaphragm of premature animals had a large proportion [56(+/- 2)%] of type IIc fibers, smaller… (More)