Research on Muscle Weakness in Down Syndrome
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A recent research study using a mouse model was published in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology comparing the soleus muscle in mice with Down syndrome and mice without Down syndrome.
The results indicated that there was not a significant difference between the two groups of mice with regards to the force production of the muscle, muscle fatigue and muscle fibers. There was not a clear indication of mitochondrial limitation between the two groups either.
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