Sex differences in rabbit masseter muscle function.

The proportions of fibers of different phenotypes in the rabbit masseter muscle differ strikingly in adult males and females. Muscles from females contain similar proportions of small fibers that express both the slow/beta and cardiac alpha myosin heavy chain (MyHC) isoforms and larger fibers containing the IIa MyHC isoform. In muscles from males, nearly 80… CONTINUE READING