Determinants of relaxation rate in skinned frog skeletal muscle fibers.


The influences of sarcomere uniformity and Ca2+ concentration on the kinetics of relaxation were examined in skinned frog skeletal muscle fibers induced to relax by rapid sequestration of Ca2+ by the photolysis of the Ca2+ chelator, diazo-2, at 10 degreesC. Compared with an intact fiber, diazo-2-induced relaxation exhibited a faster and shorter initial slow… (More)


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