Contractile activation phenomena in voltage-clamped barnacle muscle fiber


Tension development in voltage-clamped barnacle muscle fibers occurs with depolarizing pulses so small as not to activate the potassium and calcium conductance systems. Peak tension and the tension time integral appear to be graded by both amplitude and duration of the depolarizing pulses. Subthreshold depolarizing conditioning pulses shorter than 500 ms… (More)


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@article{Caputo1978ContractileAP, title={Contractile activation phenomena in voltage-clamped barnacle muscle fiber}, author={Carlo Caputo and Reinaldo Dipolo}, journal={The Journal of General Physiology}, year={1978}, volume={71}, pages={467 - 488} }