Stretch-induced, steady-state force enhancement in single skeletal muscle fibers exceeds the isometric force at optimum fiber length.

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Stretch-induced force enhancement has been observed in a variety of muscle preparations and on structural levels ranging from single fibers to in vivo human muscles. It is a well-accepted property of skeletal muscle. However, the mechanism causing force enhancement has not been elucidated, although the sarcomere-length non-uniformity theory has received… (More)

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@article{Rassier2003StretchinducedSF, title={Stretch-induced, steady-state force enhancement in single skeletal muscle fibers exceeds the isometric force at optimum fiber length.}, author={Dilson E Rassier and Walter Herzog and Jennifer Wakeling and Douglas A. Syme}, journal={Journal of biomechanics}, year={2003}, volume={36 9}, pages={1309-16} }