Suppression of Motor Innervation Induces Fiber Diversity in Rat Soleus Muscle

@inproceedings{Stevens2002SuppressionOM,
  title={Suppression of Motor Innervation Induces Fiber Diversity in Rat Soleus Muscle},
  author={Laurence Stevens and Thierry Toursel and Anne Marie Lenfant and Maurice Falempin and Yvonne Mounier},
  year={2002}
}
Rat soleus muscle was submitted to 15 days of spinal cord ventral root section (deefferentation) in order to specifically disturb motor innervation. The electrophoretic analysis of the deefferented soleus muscle showed a reduction in myosin heavy chain (MHC) 1 (53% versus 92%) and new expressions in MHC 2D/X (12%) and MHC 2B (22%) relative concentrations… CONTINUE READING