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Alterations in Myofibril Size and Structure During Growth, Exercise, and Changes in Environmental Temperature

Handbook of Physiology, Skeletal Muscle

  1. Geoffrey Goldspink

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp100118

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Goldspink, G. 2011. Alterations in Myofibril Size and Structure During Growth, Exercise, and Changes in Environmental Temperature. Comprehensive Physiology. 539–554.

Author Information

  1. Muscle Research Unit, University of Hull, Hull, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Changes in Myofibrils During Growth
    • 1.1
      Increase in Length of Myofibrils
    • 1.2
      Increase in Myofibrillar Cross-Sectional Area
    • 1.3
      Synthesis and Assembly of Myofibrillar Proteins
    • 1.4
      Changes in Myofibrillar Proteins During Differentiation
  • 2
    Muscle Fiber Types in Adult Muscle
    • 2.1
      Tonic Muscle Fibers
    • 2.2
      Phasic Muscle Fibers
    • 2.3
      Structural Differences Between Myofibrils of Different Fiber Types
  • 3
    Changes in Muscle Fiber Types During Growth
  • 4
    Effect Of Exercise and Inactivity on Myofibrillar Content of Muscle Fibers
  • 5
    Ultrastructural Changes Associated with Cross Innervation and Artificial Stimulation
  • 6
    Temperature Adaptation in Myofibrils of Ectothermic Animals
  • 7
    Conclusion