Maintenance of heterogeneity of capillary spacing is essential for adequate oxygenation in the soleus muscle of the growing rat

Degens H., Deveci D. , Botto-Van Bemden A., Hoofd L. J. C. , Egginton S.

MICROCIRCULATION, vol.13, no.6, pp.467-476, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10739680600776286
  • Title of Journal : MICROCIRCULATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.467-476


Objectives: Normal muscle growth is accompanied by capillary proliferation, which usually lags behind the increase in muscle size, causing a decline in mean capillary density (CD). It is not known, however, how the capillary distribution is affected and what impact it has on the oxygenation of the muscle.