muscle fiber


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muscle fiber

[′məs·əl ‚fī·bər]
(histology)
The contractile cell or unit of which muscle is composed.
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Chimp muscle fibers are also longer, but there are otherwise no real differences in muscle makeup between the species on a cellular level - it's how everything comes together that counts.
Sensitivity of diffusion tensor imaging in detecting muscle fiber changes
To measure muscle contraction, they fabricated two tiny, flexible pillars within the muscle cells' compartment, around which the growing muscle fiber could wrap.
Connective tissue is an important parameter to the meat industry as an increased amount of connective tissue may affect meat toughness with lower meat quality whereas increased muscle fiber number indicates better meat quality (Karunette et al.
Neurons influence muscle fiber type-specific protein expression because changes in nerve activity can induce muscle fiber to release neurotrophic factors such as neuregulin even two species passing through the joint action.
Some differences in muscle fiber arrangement and collagen-rich areas were observed between the 2 sample types.
The many publications using the rat FDB, mouse FDB and mouse interossei (1-13,21) have produced a large amount of physiological information on a subset of fiber types, leading to an unbalanced understanding of muscle fiber physiology.
However, its effect on muscle fiber and liver ultra-structural changes of growing lambs in arid and semi-arid regions is not clear.
If a nerve reinnervates the muscle, it changes the muscle fiber types in a distinct pattern.
The number of myonuclei per muscle fiber was significantly increased (3) or not changed by exercise training (8,24) in previous studies.
After 48-52 h of development, the annular muscle fibers were partially formed in the esophageal region, and the majority of the toroidal muscle fibers were observed in the posterior half of the larval esophagus (Fig.