The Specific Force of Single Intact Extensor Digitorum Longus and Soleus Mouse Muscle Fibers Declines with Aging

@article{Gonzlez2000TheSF,
  title={The Specific Force of Single Intact Extensor Digitorum Longus and Soleus Mouse Muscle Fibers Declines with Aging},
  author={Estela Gonz{\'a}lez and Mar{\'i}a Laura Messi and Osvaldo Delbono},
  journal={The Journal of Membrane Biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={178},
  pages={175-183}
}
Abstract. In the present study we measured, for the first time, the isometric specific force (SF, force normalized to cross sectional area) generated by single intact fibers from fast- (extensor digitorum longus, EDL) and slow-twitch (soleus) muscles from young adult (2–6), middle-aged (12–14) and old (20–24 month-old) mice. SF has also been measured in single intact flexordigitorum brevis fibers from young mice. Muscle fibers have been classified into fast- or slow-twitch based on the… Expand
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