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Table 2 Body weight, gastrocnemius muscle volume, and in vivo mechanical performance

From: Deletion of the microtubule-associated protein 6 (MAP6) results in skeletal muscle dysfunction

  WT MAP6 KO
Body weight (g) 39.3 ± 2.6 35.1 ± 2.0
Gastrocnemius volume (mm3) 142 ± 3 128 ± 2 *
Maximal specific twitch tension (mN/twitch/mm3) 1.53 ± 0.12 1.19 ± 0.07 *
End exercise twitch tension (% of start exercise value) 24 ± 6 20 ± 7
Total tension produced during the whole 6-min exercise (mN/mm3) 440 ± 70 210 ± 30 *
  1. Gastrocnemius volume was calculated in vivo from MR images acquired at rest on anesthetized animals, and mechanical performance was assessed during the 6-min fatiguing exercise for six WT and seven MAP6 KO male mice. Data are presented as mean ± SEM. The Mann-Whitney tests were performed and significant differences (*p < 0.05) are italicized