Modification of excitation-contraction coupling in cat ventricular myocardium following endocardial damage.


Damage to endocardial endothelium (denudation of the superficial tissue) by brief exposure to a 100-microL bolus of detergent (Triton X-100, 1% by volume stock) decreased the twitch force of papillary muscle (and trabeculae) by approximately 30% to a new but steady level without changes in resting tension. The decline in twitch force was evident immediately… (More)


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