Table 2.

Physiological properties of EDL muscles from 2-month-old female homozygous compact (BEHC/C) and wild- type (BEH+/+) mice

C/C+/+P*
Maximal tetanic tension, mN254 ± 32 (3)216 ± 8.6 (3)0.64
Specific tetanic tension, N/g11.9 ± 2.1 (3)19.5 ± 1.0 (3)0.025
Wet weight, mg21.7 ± 1.0 (3)11.2 ± 1.0 (3)<0.005
  • Values are given as means together with mean standard error; the number of muscles examined is given in parentheses. For statistical analysis, the unpaired t test (*) was used. P < 0.05 was considered significant.