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The first step is indicated with (number 1). ________ 1. Myosin heads bind to active sites on actin molecules ________ 2. ATP is hydrolyzed. ________ 3. Myosin heads return to their cocked position ready for the next working stroke. ___1____ 4. Calcium ions bind to troponin. ________ 5. Cycling continues until calcium ions return to the SR. ________ 6. Myosin cross bridges detach from actin. ________ 7. Troponin changes shape. ________ 8. ADP and inorganic phosphate are released from...

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Biochemistry of Muscle Contraction

Biochemistry of Muscle Contraction Fred P. Guillergan M.D., FPCP Outline  histology and biochemistry of muscles (Striated & smooth) – Myosin – Actin, Tropomyosin, Troponin – Accessory proteins of muscles Biochemical events in muscle contraction Calcium, Ca2+-binding proteins and Ca2+ channels in muscle contraction Biochemistry of Cardiac & Smooth muscle contraction Energetics of muscle contraction ☻Able to understand the normal anatomy and physiology of different types of muscles...

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Muscles and the Sliding Filament Theory

structures called actin and myosin filaments. These filaments slide in and out between each other to form a muscle contractions, hence the sliding filament theory!  The diagram above shows part of a myofibril called a sarcomere. This is the smallest unit of skeletal muscle that can contract. Sarcomeres repeat themselves over and over along the length of the myofibril. The structures involved: Myofibril: A cylindrical organelle running the length of the muscle fibre, containing Actin and Myosin filaments...

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Dna Cloning

Plasmid isolation allows us to extract a plasmid from a bacterial cell (E.coli). In our experiments, we had to amplify either the 18S rRNA or the actin gene found in D. Melanogaster. Actin is a major contractile protein found in all eukaryotic cells, accounting for 1-2% of the total cellular protein. As the major component of thin filaments, actin is one of the primary proteins responsible for muscle contraction. This protein is also found in D. Melanogaster. 18S rRNA genes constituent...

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myofibril? Contractile proteins: Myosin and actin, regulatory proteins: tropomyosin and troponin, and accessory proteins: nebulin and titin. 13. What is the structure of thick filaments and thin filaments? Thin filaments are made of two F-actin polymer twisting together. Thick filaments are made of 250 myosin molecules. 14. Describe the structure of a crossbridge. Crossbridges form when the myosin heads of thick filaments bind to actin in the thin filaments. 15. Describe the different...

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Anatomy Muscle Study Guide

fiber, myofibril, myofilaments; Small(+) Endomysium: Thin connective tissue investing each muscle cell. Epimysium: Connective tissue ensheathing the entire muscle. Fascicle: A discrete bundle of muscle cells. Fiber: A muscle cell. Myofilament: Actin- or myosin- containing structure. Perimysium: Connective tissue surrounding a fascicle. Sarcolemma: Plasma membrane of the muscle cell. Sarcomere: Contractile unit of a muscle. Tendon: Cordlike extension of connective tissue beyond the muscle,...

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myosin is released from actin. 2. ATP ADP + Pi and myosin heads are cocked to 90° 3. Myosin heads bind to actin to form a cross-bridge 4. Pi released, and myosin springs back to 45°. Actin is pulled over myosin and toward the center of the sarcomere. This causes shortening of the sarcomere and is referred to as the “power stroke” 5. ADP is released, but myosin remains bound to actin (rigor state) until more ATP comes in and the cycle continues. Actin- thin filament Myosin-thick...

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Muscle Tissue

skeletal, cardiac, and smooth. All types can go though hypertrophy (enlargement or overgrowth of an organ or part of the body due to the increased size of the constituent cells). Muscle fibers contract due to the interaction of the contractile proteins, actin and myosin. Muscle contraction generates contractile force (tension). The contractile proteins of muscle are located in protein filaments called myofibrils. Muscle tissues function in body movements like locomotion and also in the movement of the body’s...

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Quiz: Anatomy and Physiology

tropomyosin b. *titin c. actin d. troponin e. nebulin 3. What produces the symptoms of rigor mortis following death? a. the storage vesicles for ATP begin to break down at death, leading to the release of ATP and persistent contraction of the skeletal muscles b. *skeletal muscles can no longer produce ATP, so the myosin heads can no longer dissociate from actin filaments c. since skeletal muscles can no longer produce ATP, myosin cannot bind to actin so the muscles are frozen...

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Jeremy lamb

Study Scores Info Add to Folder Share CopyPrint More Tools  All 27 Flashcards All 27 Learn All 27 Speller All 27 Test All 27 Scatter All 27 Space Race OriginalAlphabetical 27 terms The thin filaments (actin) contain a polypeptide subunit G actin that bear active sites formyosin attachment True  A motor neuron and all the muscle cells that it stimulates are referred to as a motor endplate False  Peristalsis is characteristic of smooth muscle. True  A contraction...

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