Table 1

Animal and skeletal muscle adaptation characteristics
CS E20 E40
Crossed Alveolar Intercept 94.36 ± 7.3 60.52 ± 2.8* 52.27 ± 4.7*, †
Total body weight (g) 171.6 ± 15.9 157.5 ± 10.3 137.4 ± 7.2*, †
CI (%) --- 6.28 ± 0.91 9.45 ± 0.76
Gastrocnemius weight (mg) 251.87 ± 24.87 230.12 ± 23.52 197.87 ± 10.49*, †
% of variation on gastrocnemius (compared with CS) --- −8.6 −21.4

CS – Group instilled with 300 μL of NaCl 0.9%; E20 – Group instilled with 300 μL of papain 20 mg/mL in NaCl 0.9%; E40 – Group instilled with 300 μL of papain 40 mg/mL in NaCl 0.9%. CI – Cachexia index = (initial body weight – final body weight + body mass gain of CS group) / (initial body weight – body mass gain of CS group) x 100. *p<0.05 when compared with CS and p<0.05 when compared with E20 by One way ANOVA followed by Bonferroni’s multiple comparison test.

Tonon et al.

Tonon et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:39   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-39

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