The sarcomere length-tension relation determined in short segments of intact muscle fibres of the frog.

@article{Edman1987TheSL,
  title={The sarcomere length-tension relation determined in short segments of intact muscle fibres of the frog.},
  author={K. A. P. Edman and Carlo Reggiani},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={385},
  pages={709-32}
}
1. Single fibres isolated from the tibialis anterior muscle of Rana temporaria were stimulated to produce a 1 s fused tetanus, while a short (ca. 0.5 mm) segment of the fibre was held at constant length. The segments were defined by opaque markers of hair that were placed on the fibre surface. The distance between two adjacent markers (one segment) was monitored by means of a photo-electric recording system. The length of a given segment could be controlled to within 0.2% of the segment's… CONTINUE READING