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Table 2 Individual muscle weight of transgenic and wild-type littermate mice*

From: Coordinated patterns of gene expressions for adult muscle build-up in transgenic mice expressing myostatin propeptide

Individual Muscle Wild-type Transgenic % increase of wild-type
Observations 12 11  
Body weight 31.2 ± 1.27a 38.6 ± 0.57b 24
Gastrocnemius/plantaris 0.25 ± 0.035a 0.53 ± 0.026b 112
Biceps femoris 0.27 ± 0.023a 0.68 ± 0.038b 152
Semitendinosus 0.31 ± 0.022a 0.72 ± 0.046b 132
Pectoralis 0.32 ± 0.029a 0.49 ± 0.015b 53
Longissimus dorsi 0.44 ± 0.019a 0.80 ± 0.045b 82
Triceps brachii 0.29 ± 0.028a 0.51 ± 0.033b 76
  1. *Transgenic and wild-type littermate mice were sacrificed at 12 months of age. Individual muscles were dissected and weighed at the time of sacrifice. Means ± SEM with different superscript letter were different at P < 0.01.