DSC analysis of the abnormalities of human leg skeletal muscles a preliminary study

Imre Gazsó, János Kránicz, Árpád Bellyei, Dénes Lörinczy

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The standard calorimetric properties of the healthy human skeletal muscle are presented and compared to the same of human skeletal muscles in primary peripheral leg deformities (congenital clubfeet) and secondary deformities caused by the malfunction of the central nervous system (cerebral palsy). To our best knowledge no calorimetric analysis of either the healthy or pathologic human skeletal muscles have been reported previously. Eleven muscle samples from the three groups of patients were analyzed and compared. We hope to add to the understanding of the primary and consecutive functional behavioral changes of the human skeletal muscle due to different etiologic reasons. It has been found that the human muscles have different DSC scans than the rabbit skeletal ones and they are very characteristic for the actual functional and structural state, they behave as a fingerprint. To find the precise biochemical and structural explanation of these alterations there is need for further detailed examinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalThermochimica Acta
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 3 2003


  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital clubfeet
  • DSC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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