Table 1—

Per cent muscle fibre composition of type I, IIA, IIX, and IIB fibres

MuscleIIIAIIXIIB
Biceps femoris, caudal
 CON3±413±118±766±5
 EMP3±49±720±1068±10
Vastus lateralis
 CON3±431±857±149±9
 EMP7±535±1050±198±10
Gastrocnemius
 CON10±531±559±80±0
 EMP17±1025±6#55±143±5
Soleus
 CON80±720±70±00±0
 EMP81±619±60±00±0
Plantaris
 CON8±369±423±60±0
 EMP12±462±8#26±100±0
Tibialis anterior
 CON7±434±241±818±3
 EMP6±137±551±26±3
Diaphragm, costal
 CON24±347±729±60±0
 EMP24±748±1228±110±0
Diaphragm, crural
 CON17±845±1238±140±0
 EMP15±1049±1133±113±6
  • Data are presented as mean±sd

  • CON: control

  • EMP: emphysema

  • #: mean value is different from mean of CON hamsters, p≤0.1

  • : mean value is different from mean of CON hamsters, p≤0.05