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Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology

Fibre Types in Skeletal Muscles

Authors: Punkt, Karla

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This book summarizes the present knowledge about skeletal muscle fibres. As an introduction the theoretical background of structure, contraction mechanism and development of muscle fibres is shortly described to understand the specific problems of different fibre types. The aim of the book is to characterize muscle fibre types from different points of view as we see it today. The intermingling of different classification systems has lead to some confusion in the literature about muscle fibre types. In the present book an overview about muscle fibre types is given, considering results from literature and own results. For the first time the metabolic fibre typing with cytophotometry has been performed. The cytophotometry as a tool in fibre typing is described in detail for practical use. Moreover, the metabolism and the adaptibility of a given fibre type under changing physiological and pathological conditions has been studied. Finally, the unusual muscle fibre types of extraocular muscles has been described. This book addresses researchers, physicians and students who are interested but not specialized in myology and who will be pleased to read only 100 pages instead of thousands of them.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Punkt, Karla, PD. Dr. rer. nat. habil.

  • When Does Differentiation of Muscle Fibres Begin and Which Factors Characterize a Fibre Type? How Can the Muscle Fibre “Know” Whether to Be Fast or Slow, and Since When?

    Pages 7-8

    Punkt, Karla, PD. Dr. rer. nat. habil.

  • The Difficulties and Possibilities of Classifying Muscle Fibres in Distinct Nonoverlapping Types

    Pages 9-13

    Punkt, Karla, PD. Dr. rer. nat. habil.

  • Cytophotometry As a Tool in Fibre Typing

    Pages 15-22

    Punkt, Karla, PD. Dr. rer. nat. habil.

  • Changes of Muscle Fibre Properties Under Physiological and Pathological Conditions

    Pages 23-68

    Punkt, Karla, PD. Dr. rer. nat. habil.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fibre Types in Skeletal Muscles
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
Series Volume
162
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-59399-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-59399-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-42603-5
Series ISSN
0301-5556
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 112
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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