Excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal and caudal heart muscle of the hagfish Eptatretus burgeri Girard.

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Hagfishes are regarded as the most primitive living craniates. Excitation-contraction (E-C) coupling mechanisms were studied in skeletal and caudal heart muscle fibres of the hagfish Eptatretus burgeri. In white (fast) skeletal muscle fibres from the musculus tubulatus, force generation in response to electrical stimulation was maintained in nominally Ca(2… (More)

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@article{Inoue2002ExcitationcontractionCI, title={Excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal and caudal heart muscle of the hagfish Eptatretus burgeri Girard.}, author={Isao H. Inoue and Izuo Tsutsui and Quentin Bone}, journal={The Journal of experimental biology}, year={2002}, volume={205 Pt 22}, pages={3535-41} }