Remarkable heterogeneity in myosin heavy-chain composition of the human young masseter compared with young biceps brachii

@article{sterlund2012RemarkableHI,
  title={Remarkable heterogeneity in myosin heavy-chain composition of the human young masseter compared with young biceps brachii},
  author={Catharina {\"O}sterlund and Mona Lindstr{\"o}m and Lars-Eric Thornell and P. Eriksson},
  journal={Histochemistry and Cell Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={138},
  pages={669-682}
}
Adult human jaw muscles differ from limb and trunk muscles in enzyme-histochemical fibre type composition. Recently, we showed that the human masseter and biceps differ in fibre type pattern already at childhood. The present study explored the myosin heavy-chain (MyHC) expression in the young masseter and biceps muscles by means of gel electrophoresis (GE) and immuno-histochemical (IHC) techniques. Plasticity in MyHC expression during life was evaluated by comparing the results with the… CONTINUE READING