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Title: Phase-dependent modulation of cutaneous reflexes of tibialis anterior muscle during hopping
Authors: HAUGLUSTAINE, Stephan
Prokop, T
VAN ZWIETEN, Koos Jaap
DUYSENS, Jacques
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Citation: BRAIN RESEARCH, 897(1-2). p. 180-183
Abstract: During human gait, the amplitude of cutaneous reflexes in the leg is modulated as a function of the phase of the step cycle. In tibialis anterior (TA) the responses to sural nerve stimulation are facilitatory at end stance while they are suppressive at end swing. To investigate in how far this modulation is specifically related to alternating locomotion, the modulation of such reflexes was studied during a symmetric rhythmic movement, namely hopping (as equivalent of galloping). The end-stance facilitation was present during hopping while the end-swing suppression was absent. It is concluded that the end-stance facilitation is not specific for alternating gait. The absence of the end-swing suppressive reflexes may be related to the absence of heel strike in hopping. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Notes: Univ Limburg, Dept Anat & Physiol, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Univ Freiburg, Neurozentrum, Neurol Klin, D-79106 Freiburg, Germany. Univ Nijmegen, Dept Med Phys & Biophys, NL-6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands. SMK Res, St Maartensclin, NL-6500 GM Nijmegen, Netherlands.Hauglustaine, S, Univ Limburg, Dept Anat & Physiol, LUC-Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2749
DOI: 10.1016/S0006-8993(01)01999-0
ISI #: 000167881300022
ISSN: 0006-8993
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2002
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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