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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 26, No. 3, 2005, pp. 322-327
Bioline Code: zr05016
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 26, No. 3, 2005, pp. 322-327

 en Comparisons on the Proportion of Type I and II Fibers in Soleus Muscle and the Visceral Indexes in Rats and Mice
HE Zhi-xian, GAO Yun-fang, HU Lin-lin


According to age and sex,32 rats and 32 mice were divided into 8 groups. The activities of mATPase of soleus muscle were detected by the mATPase method. Then the percentage of type I and II fibres were determined. The viscera weight and viscera index were measured and calculated. The result revealed: As far as the proportion of type II fibres in soleus was concerned, 1. the young's was notably higher than that of the adult in both rat and mouse;the female adult's was lower than that of in male adult; 2. the adult rat's was markedly lower than that of in adult mouse. The thymus indexes and the splenic indexes (SI) in young rat and mouse were both markedly higher than that of in adult,whereas the hepatic indexes (HI) were both distinctly lower than that of in adult. The HI and the SI in young and adult rat were prominently lower than those of the corresponding group of mouse. The above results suggested that the activities of mATPase declined during development both in rat and mouse. So the proportion of type II fibres gradually decreased. And the activities of mATPase show obvious sex disparities and interspecific diversity.

Rat; Mouse; Soleus; Myosine ATPase; Visceral index

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