Journal article

Notexin causes greater myotoxic damage and slower functional repair in mouse skeletal muscles than bupivacaine

David R Plant, Fiona E Colarossi, Gordon S Lynch

MUSCLE & NERVE | WILEY | Published : 2006


Although the myotoxins bupivacaine and notexin are employed for studying processes that regulate muscle regeneration after injury, no studies have compared their efficacy in causing muscle damage or assessing functional regeneration in mouse skeletal muscles. Bupivacaine causes extensive injury in rat muscles but its effects on mouse muscles are variable. We compared functional and morphological properties of regenerating mouse extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles after notexin or bupivacaine injection and tested the hypothesis that muscle damage would be more extensive and functional repair less complete after notexin injection. Bupivacaine caused degeneration of 45% of fibers and reduce..

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