Single skinned muscle fibers in Duchenne muscular dystrophy generate normal force.

@article{Horowits1990SingleSM,
  title={Single skinned muscle fibers in Duchenne muscular dystrophy generate normal force.},
  author={Robert Horowits and Marinos C. Dalakas and Richard J. Podolsky},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={1990},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={636-41}
}
We measured the intrinsic mechanical properties and protein content of single skinned muscle fibers obtained from patients who had Duchenne muscular dystrophy. To check for possible nonspecific changes caused by muscle disease per se, we also studied the properties of muscle fibers obtained from patients exhibiting severe muscle weakness due to polymyositis… CONTINUE READING