Another endurance-type adaptation observed after 4 weeks of voluntary running was an increased capillary density and capillary-to-fiber ratio in the plantaris muscle
of male C57BL/6J mice (38).
Satellite cell pool enhancement in rat plantaris muscle
by endurance training depends on intensity rather than duration.
The occurrence of the plantaris muscle
and its muscle-tendon relationship in adult human cadavers.
After the dissection of the popliteal fossa, followed by the superficial dissection of the posterior compartment of leg, the plantaris muscle
was identified and carefully isolated.
In previous study in rats , hypertrophied plantaris muscle
by compensatory overload was associated with increased HGF and FGF-2 mRNA, suggesting that both factors may have an important role in hypertrophy due to SC activation.
In muscle wasting, apocynin has protective effects on the diaphragm during prolonged mechanical ventilation (McClung et al., 2009) and in plantaris muscle
after myocardial infarction (Bechara et al., 2014) by reducing ROS.
In the plantaris muscle
, no differences were observed between the groups in the composition of the any fiber types (Figure 1c).
We preferred studying the plantaris muscle
as it is a fast muscle in the rats' limb (13) and is reported to have more prominent damage
The F waves and M responses were studied in the left/right plantaris muscle
using a method adapted from Gozariu et al.
On the other hand, free wheel running for two weeks increased myonectin expression in soleus und plantaris muscle
of mice and circulating serum levels, suggesting a potential role of myonectin in exercise-induced physiology .
Machida, and S.Katamoto, "Satellite cell pool enhancement in rat plantaris muscle
by endurance training depends on intensity rather than duration," Acta Physiologica, vol.