Scanning electron microscopic observation of the architecture of collagen fibres in chicken M. iliotibialis lateralis

H. Iwamoto, Shoji Tabata, K. Sakakibara, Shotaro Nishimura, Takafumi Gotoh, Y. Koga

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Abstract

1. The collagen architecture of M. iliotibialis lateralis in chicken was observed under the scanning electron microscope after muscle maceration in NaOH. 2. Immunohistochemical methods showed Type I and III collagens to be distributed over both perimysium and endomysium. 3. Thick perimysium around secondary myofibre fasciculi was composed of many large longitudinal collagen bundles and a few small circumferential bundles. In contrast, thin perimysium around primary myofibre fasciculi showed mainly circumferential bundles. 4. Endomysium had a honeycomb-like structure and consisted of a fine collagen mesh, its main fibre striation being circumferential. 5. It is suggested that functional demand differs between thick perimysium and thin endomysium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-326
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Poultry Science
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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