Effects of pH and inorganic phosphate on rigor tension in chemically skinned rat ventricular trabeculae.


1. Ventricular trabeculae from rat heart were chemically skinned with Triton X-100, which disrupts all cellular membranes including the sarcoplasmic reticulum. In the effective absence of Ca2+ (10(-9) M), trabeculae developed a maintained rigor contracture when ATP was withdrawn from the bathing solution. 2. The final level of tension obtained following… (More)