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.
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