responding to stimuli by nerves through neurotransmitters
shorter endurance (white meat)
more capillaries per mass of fibers (more myoglobin)
longer endurance (dark meat)
less capillaries per mass of fibers
thin protein that contains tropomyosin and troponin
thick protein: many fibers with heads
myosin heads contain...
ATP that break down ADP+P
cross-bridges are formed when...
myosin heads attach to the actin
each muscle is served by
1 or more veins
1) brain signals motorneuron
2) neuron and muscle meet
3) neurotransmitters are released
4) calcium ions diffuse into cytoplasm
5) calcium bonds to troponin (changes shape)
6) myosin attaches to actin and bends
7) more ATP comes in and releases
in step 3, what is the chemical that is released?
in step 6, what is the process of bending?
-ADP+P are attached to the heads
-ADP+P are released when it moves and then it bends
-no oxygen>no ATP>no immediate contraction
-sets in 2 or so hours after death (can last 72)
-membrane permeability increases and causes calcium ions to flood in, and cross bridge attachment occurs
types of muscle contractions
isometric & isotonic
isometric muscle contraction
length does not change, but the amount of tension is increased
isotonic muscle contraction
length changes and tension is constant (concentric vs. eccentric)
continuous state of partial contraction
an enzyme decomposes any acetylcholine
-ATP sends Ca ions back into sarcoplasmic reticulum; ATP breaks the fiber link
made in the liver, a carb, reservoir for glucose
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