The muscle Z band: lessons in stress management

@article{Vigoreaux1994TheMZ,
  title={The muscle Z band: lessons in stress management},
  author={Jim O. Vigoreaux},
  journal={Journal of Muscle Research & Cell Motility},
  year={1994},
  volume={15},
  pages={237-255}
}
Two of the most characteristic features of striated muscle are (i) its ability to contract and generate tension when activated and (ii) its ability to return to its original length and form after contraction or stretching ceases. These two properties are to a large extent the primary manifestations of separate sets of filament systems: contractile actin and myosin filaments and viscoelastic titin and intermediate filaments. Z bands function as a common link that mechanically integrates… CONTINUE READING

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