Lee D. Peachey

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1. Propagated action potentials of striated muscle are calculated using an equivalent circuit that represents the transverse tubular system as a radial cable of sixteen elements. The membrane of the transverse tubules is assumed to have activatable ionic currents similar to those in the fibre surface.2. The configuration of the after-potential and the(More)
The sarcoplasmic reticulum of the frog's sartorius muscle was examined by electron microscopy following sequential fixation in glutaraldehyde and osmium tetroxide and embedding in Epon. The earlier results of Porter and Palade on Ambystoma muscle were confirmed in the sartorius. In addition, the transverse tubules were observed to be continuous across the(More)
1. The membrane potential of isolated muscle fibres in solutions containing tetrodotoxin (TTX) was controlled with a two-electrode voltage clamp. The striation pattern in the region of the electrodes was observed microscopically.2. With square steps of depolarization of increasing magnitude, contraction occurs first in the myofibrils just beneath the(More)
Reconstruction from thick serial transverse slices of frog skeletal muscle fibers stained with peroxidase and examined by high-voltage electron microscopy has revealed that the T system networks at successive sarcomeres are connected together in a helicoidal fashion. From zero to eight helicoids have been found in each of a group of 21 fibers reconstructed(More)
Electron microscopy shows that the transverse tubular system of frog sartorius swells in Ringer fluid in which NaCl is partially replaced by sucrose (sucrose isotonic solutions). At constant tonicity, the degree of swelling is roughly proportional to the decrease in ionic strength and to the sucrose concentration of the bathing solution. Swelling is(More)
Some of the linear electrical properties of frog sartorius muscle have been investigated in Ringer's fluid and in a Ringer fluid made hypertonic by the addition of sucrose or NaCl. Electrical constants were determined from measurements of the phase angle of the admittance of a fiber for an applied alternating current, from measurements of the voltage(More)
The transfer of intramembrane charge during an action potential at 4 degrees C was reconstructed for a model representing the electrical properties of frog skeletal muscle by a cylindrical surface membrane and 16 concentric annuli ("shells") of transverse tubular membrane of equal radial thickness. The lumina of the transverse tubules were separated from(More)