TABLE 2

Electron microscopy measurements of mitochondria size in vastus lateralis skeletal muscle from lean and obese nondiabetic volunteers and type 2 diabetic subjects

Z line width (nm)Mitochondria area (μm2)
LongitudinalTransverse
Lean0.09 ± 0.0020.114 ± 0.020.116 ± 0.01
Obese0.08 ± 0.0040.076 ± 0.01*0.063 ± 0.01*
Type 2 diabetes0.08 ± 0.0040.063 ± 0.01*0.063 ± 0.01*
  • Data are means ± SE.

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    * P < 0.01 vs. lean.