Two structural states of the vertebrate Z band.

@article{Goldstein1990TwoSS,
  title={Two structural states of the vertebrate Z band.},
  author={Margaret Ann Goldstein and John P. Schroeter and Ronald L. Sass},
  journal={Electron microscopy reviews},
  year={1990},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={227-48}
}
Ultrastructural analysis of the vertebrate Z band suggests that two reversible states of a single intricate lattice are essential for the contractile process. The two structural states of the Z band lattice (ss and bw) have been described in cross section in skeletal and cardiac muscle in different physiological states. The lattice responds to active tension but resists passive deformation. Changes in Z band form and dimension are correlated with cross-bridge binding. Two-dimensional image… CONTINUE READING

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