Task-specific design of skeletal muscle: balancing muscle structural composition.


Skeletal muscle fibers are composed of three structural elements, each contributing a unique aspect of muscle function, yet each 'competing' in a sense for space inside the cell. The volume occupied by myofibrils determines the force of contraction, the volume of sarcoplasmic reticulum sets the rate of onset and relaxation of a fiber's contraction and hence… (More)


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@article{Lindstedt1998TaskspecificDO, title={Task-specific design of skeletal muscle: balancing muscle structural composition.}, author={S. L. Lindstedt and T McGlothlin and Edward Percy and Jeannette Pifer}, journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology}, year={1998}, volume={120 1}, pages={35-40} }