Table 2—

Muscle fibre cross-sectional area of type I, IIA, IIX, and IIB fibres

MuscleIIIAIIXIIB
Biceps femoris, caudal
 CON1995±5592303±4553130±7715501±1363
 EMP1567±4251528±3252315±5543889±538
Vastus lateralis
 CON2117±6711914±3873153±3733146±417
 EMP2165±5651812±3462312±3602434±564
Gastrocnemius
 CON1508±2961671±3622510±269
 EMP1431±2821517±2661940±3781877±350
Soleus
 CON2045±9591629±710
 EMP1991±2681385±231
Plantaris
 CON1322±1982024±3222291±422
 EMP1065±2101381±2481743±386
Tibialis anterior
 CON1136±971291±4212789±7572978±376
 EMP1019±135886±331498±215#1599±304
Diaphragm, costal
 CON1150±2101166±1192269±325
 EMP1343±3591517±409#2278±662
Diaphragm, crural
 CON1498±2351314±1891786±451
 EMP1480±4321570±333#2148±5311410±385
  • Data are presented as mean±sd given in µm2

  • 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