A theory on auto-oscillation and contraction in striated muscle.

  title={A theory on auto-oscillation and contraction in striated muscle.},
  author={K Sato and Masako Ohtaki and Yuta Shimamoto and Shin'ichi Ishiwata},
  journal={Progress in biophysics and molecular biology},
  volume={105 3},
It is widely accepted that muscle cells take either force-generating or relaxing state in an all-or-none fashion through the so-called excitation-contraction coupling. On the other hand, the membrane-less contractile apparatus takes the third state, i.e., the auto-oscillation (SPOC) state, at the activation level that is intermediate between full activation and relaxation. Here, to explain the dynamics of all three states of muscle, we construct a novel theoretical model based on the balance of… CONTINUE READING


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