plantaris muscle

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plan·tar·is mus·cle

(plan-tā'ris mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, lateral supracondylar ridge; insertion, medial margin of tendo achillis and deep fascia of ankle; action, traditionally described as plantar flexion of foot; many investigators now believe the plantaris muscle to be primarily a proprioceptive organ; nerve supply, tibial nerve.
Synonym(s): musculus plantaris [TA] , plantar muscle.
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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).
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 [28], 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 [86].
Machida, and S.Katamoto, "Satellite cell pool enhancement in rat plantaris muscle by endurance training depends on intensity rather than duration," Acta Physiologica, vol.