A reaction-diffusion analysis of energetics in large muscle fibers secondarily evolved for aerobic locomotor function.

@article{Hardy2006ARA,
  title={A reaction-diffusion analysis of energetics in large muscle fibers secondarily evolved for aerobic locomotor function.},
  author={Kristin M. Hardy and Bruce R. Locke and Marilia Da Silva and Stephen T. Kinsey},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={209 Pt 18},
  pages={3610-20}
}
The muscles that power swimming in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, grow hypertrophically, such that in juvenile crabs the cell diameters are <60 microm, whereas fibers of the adult crabs often exceed 600 microm. Thus, as these animals grow, their muscle fibers greatly exceed the surface area to volume ratio and intracellular diffusion distance limits of most cells. Previous studies have shown that arginine phosphate (AP) recovery in the anaerobic (light) fibers, which demonstrate a fiber… CONTINUE READING
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