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Table 2 Muscle fiber type distribution and cross-sectional areas of muscle fibers at baseline, pre-training and post-training in Huntington disease (HD) patients and healthy controls

From: Effects of endurance training on skeletal muscle mitochondrial function in Huntington disease patients

  HD patients (n = 13) Controls (n = 11)
  Baseline Pre-Training Post-Training Pre-Training Post-Training
Muscle fiber type distribution
 MyHC-1 (%) 59.0 ± 13.9 57.0 ± 13.8 60.2 ± 10.0 56.7 ± 9.7 53.5 ± 12.2
 MyHC-2A (%) 33.3 ± 9.5 30.9 ± 10.6 32.5 ± 10.7 31.7 ± 7.5 34.9 ± 12.9
 MyHC-2X (%) 7.8 ± 6.7 12.1 ± 10.0 7.3 ± 5.8 11.6 ± 10.0 11.6 ± 7.3
  1. Values are mean ± SD. MyHC, myosin heavy chain