Sarcomere strain and heterogeneity correlate with injury to frog skeletal muscle fiber bundles.


Sarcomere length and first-order diffraction line width were measured by laser diffraction during elongation of activated frog tibialis anterior muscle fiber bundles (i.e., eccentric contraction) at nominal fiber strains of 10, 25, or 35% (n = 18) for 10 successive contractions. Tetanic tension, measured just before each eccentric contraction, differed… (More)


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