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Table 1 Relative expression of mRNA for myosin heavy chain isoforms as determined by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction

From: Myosin heavy chain and physiological adaptation of the rat diaphragm in elastase-induced emphysema

Source Expressed MHC mRNA (percentages of total)
  Embryonic Neonatal I IIa IIx IIb
Control (n = 11) 0 0 26.0 ± 0.66 20.2 ± 1.3 32.1 ± 0.32 21.6 ± 1.9
Emphysema (n = 9) 0 0 27.6 ± 1.2 23.6 ± 1.6 34.0 ± 1.1 14.9 ± 2.8*
  1. *P < 0.05 versus control value.