Frances E Weaver

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Red or aerobic muscle from the anterior of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss activates (generates force) more quickly than that from the posterior. TnT is a component of the troponin complex that modulates muscle activation once Ca(2+) is bound. Since trout express at least two forms of TnT in their red muscle (S1 and S2), the differential expression of(More)
Juvenile stages of rainbow trout, smaller parr and older juveniles, termed smolts, show differences in red muscle contractile properties: parr red muscle has faster kinetics and a faster maximum shortening velocity than smolt red muscle. A developmental reduction in the number of MHC isoforms as detected by SDS-PAGE between parr and smolt has also been(More)
A diverse and complex array of lipids plays a vital role in structuring and organizing cell membranes. However, the details of lipid requirements for global membrane organization are poorly understood. One obstacle to this understanding is the difficulty of accurately manipulating the lipid composition of commonly studied mammalian cells. In contrast, the(More)
Muscle's contractile properties can vary along different trajectories, including between muscle fiber types, along the body (within a muscle fiber type), and between developmental stages. This study explores the role of the regulatory myosin light chain (MLC2) in modulating contractile properties in rainbow trout myotomal muscle. Rainbow trout show(More)
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