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Title: Muscular senescence in cetaceans: adaptation towards a slow muscle fibre phenotype
Authors: Sierra, Eva 
Fernández, Antonio 
De Los Monteros, Antonio Espinosa 
Arbelo, Manuel 
Bernaldo de Quiros, Yara 
Herráez, Pedro 
UNESCO Clasification: 240113 Fisiología animal
2401 Biología animal (zoología)
Keywords: Animal physiology
Ageing
Physiology
Zoology
Issue Date: 2013
Journal: Scientific Reports 
Abstract: Sarcopenia, or senile muscle atrophy, is the slow and progressive loss of muscle mass with advancing age that constitutes the most prevalent form of muscle atrophy. The effects of ageing on skeletal muscle have been extensively studied in humans and laboratory animals (mice), while the few reports on wild animals are based on short-lived mammals. The present study describes the age-related changes in cetacean muscles regarding the three factors that determine muscle mass: fibre size, fibre number, and fibre type.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/21787
ISSN: 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/srep01795
Source: Scientific Reports,v. 3 (1795)
Rights: by-nc-nd
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