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We have investigated the influence of the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+ content on the retrograde control of skeletal muscle L-type Ca2+ channels activity by ryanodine receptors (RyR). The effects of cyclopiazonic acid (CPA) and thapsigargin (TG), two structurally unrelated inhibitors of SR Ca(2+)-adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase), were examined on the(More)
A low-cost, high-resolution (spatial and temporal) image analysis system was developed to measure sarcomere length (Sl) during fast twitch of isolated striated muscle fibers at different temperatures. Fiber images were examined during twitch with an imaging rate of 220 Hz. To increase temporal resolution beyond 220 Hz, consecutive temporally shifted image(More)
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