Sinusoidal Length Change Study of Muscle Contraction and Self-Induced Translation Model of Myosin Motion
By using synchrotron radiation, it was observed that X-ray diffraction pattern changed markedly when sinusoidal length changes were applied to isometrically contracting frog skeletal muscle . We proposed a model for the filament sliding mechanism in order to explain the obtained data as well as various other data. Basic idea of the model was given briefly in a report , Here we discuss the model in more detail and present experimental data which are in agreement with what the model predicts.
KeywordsThin Filament Muscle Length Myosin Head Thick Filament Release Phase
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