The active cross-bridge motions of isolated thick filaments from myosin-regulated muscles detected by quasi-elastic light scattering.

Intensity fluctuation spectroscopy has been used successfully as a probe that can detect an increase in high-frequency internal motions of isolated thick filaments of Limulus muscle upon the addition of calcium ions. We have attributed such motions to cross-bridge motion instead of to an increase in the flexibility of the filament backbone. Here we show… CONTINUE READING