Table 1.

Specificity of the mATPase staining in relation to pH values and reactivity of the monoclonal antibodies used to identify MHC isoforms and fibre types

MHC isoform
12A2A/X2X2X/B2B
mATPase
   pH 10.3+++++++++++++++
   pH 10.5+++++++++++++
   pH 4.6++++++++++
   pH4.55/4.5+++—/+++/++++
   pH 4.4+++
Antibodies
   BAF8+++
   BFD5+++
   SC71+++++/+
   BF35+/+++++++/+
   BFF3+