Caffeine and the contractility of single muscle fibres from the barnacle Balanus nubilus.

@article{Ashley1977CaffeineAT,
  title={Caffeine and the contractility of single muscle fibres from the barnacle Balanus nubilus.},
  author={Christopher C. Ashley and J C John Clive Ellory and Peter John Griffiths},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1977},
  volume={269 2},
  pages={421-39}
}
1. In single striated muscle fibres from the barnacle Balanus nubilus tension development following axial injection of caffeine (50 mM in 150 mM-KCl, pH 7.1) was used as an index of releasable Ca. It was shown that fibres incubated in 0 Ca (Na replaced) salines for up to 400 min gave ca. 15% of the control tension response. Inclusion of 1 mM-La in the 0 Ca… CONTINUE READING