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Biochemical and histochemical studies on skeletal muscle in rat during the course of development. The biochemical properties of type 2C muscle fiber.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B, Comparative biochemistry
Publication Date
Volume
97
Issue
1
Pages
201–204
Identifiers
PMID: 2253477
Source
Medline
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Abstract

1. Biochemical and histochemical analyses were performed on skeletal rat muscles over the course of development from neonate to adult. 2. A small amount of triglyceride and a large amount of glycogen were found to be contained in neonatal type 2C muscle fiber; based on this finding the main energy metabolism in this fiber was thought to be anaerobic glycolysis. 3. Moreover at 10 days type 2C muscle fiber was shown to contain a large amount of triglyceride. 4. These results suggest that, although histochemical characteristics remain the same, biochemical properties change during the course of muscle development.

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