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Enzymatic activities of muscle fibres differentiated, in vitro, from pectoralis major (white) and adductor magnus (red) muscles of chick embryos

  • J. Nouguès
  • F. Bacou


Specific activities of NADP isocitrate dehydrogenase and acetylcholinesterase were significantly higher in muscle fibres differentiated, in vitro, from myoblasts of adductor magnus (red) than pectoralis major (white) muscles 10-day-old chick embryos. This is evidence, as far as enzyme activities, are concerned, that myoblasts from different types of skeletal muscles are able to give, in tissue culture, muscle fibres of different properties, even in the absence of nerve supply.


Enzyme Enzymatic Activity Skeletal Muscle Muscle Fibre Tissue Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Nouguès
    • 1
  • F. Bacou
    • 1
  1. 1.Station de Physiologie AnimaleInstitut National de la Recherche Agronomique, E. N. S. A.Montpellier-Cédex(France)

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