Experientia

, Volume 37, Issue 12, pp 1300–1301 | Cite as

Does tenotomy of skeletal muscle alter Z-line width in older animals?

  • Dorothy Chase
  • W. C. Ullrick
  • K. A. Dasse
  • D. J. Burke
  • A. H. Goldberg
Specialia

Summary

Results of unilateral achilles tenotomy on older (350–410 g) male rats, showed that the general width of Z-lines in the tenotomized muscles was not significantly altered by this procedure. Streaming of the Z-lines and rod formations was still present, as in younger rats.

Keywords

Skeletal Muscle General Width Achilles Tenotomy 

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorothy Chase
    • 1
  • W. C. Ullrick
    • 1
  • K. A. Dasse
    • 1
  • D. J. Burke
    • 1
  • A. H. Goldberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Boston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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