Possible Role of Water in Neuromuscular Excitation

  • Yu. V. Dubikaitis
  • V. V. Dubikaitis


More and more attention has recently been paid to the significance of water in neuromuscular excitation. Many researchers hold the view that the water in the cytoplasm is in a structured state and its structure varies in accordance with the functional state of the cell. Thus, Szent-Györgyi, a founder of the theory of muscle contraction, writes [1]: “Above all else, I am convinced that half the contractile apparatus of muscle consists of water and that contraction itself is a disruption of its structure induced by actomyosin.”


Anionic Group Salt Solubility Contractile Apparatus Biological Subject Front Duration 
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  • Yu. V. Dubikaitis
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