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Modifications in the histochemical and biochemical changes in tenotomized rat soleus by denervation

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Response of tenotomized rat soleus muscle to denervation performed at different time intervals, has been investigated. Tenotomized muscles showed typical central core lesions seven days post-operatively. These were not observed in m-ATPase stained sections of simultaneously denervated and tenotomized muscles, and muscles denervated 24 h after tenotomy. Central core lesions were not prevented in muscles denervated 28 h after tenotomy, indicating that tenotomy effects responsible for central lesions are completed by this time. Myosin light chain pattern of muscles denervated 28 h after tenotomy, and tenotomized only were similar showing increased LC3/LC1 ratio. Simultaneously denervated and tenotomized muscle however showed all the three light chains relatively equal in quantity. The results suggest that elimination of neural activation within 28 h prevents myofibrillar loss and minimized other changes which occur due to tenotomy.

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Talesara, C.L., Jasra, P.K. Modifications in the histochemical and biochemical changes in tenotomized rat soleus by denervation. Pflugers Arch. 407, 178–181 (1986).

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Key words

  • Tenotomy
  • Denervation
  • Central core
  • m-ATPase
  • Myosin light chains