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  • Myosin Lab Report

    William Perez Cell Biology 2440 Lab on protein Myosin Proteins are chains of amino acids that perform the most important functions in living organism. Every protein will contain an amino group‚ carboxyl group‚ a different R group and an alpha carbon with two hydrogens. There are nine types of functions proteins can have‚ enzymes‚ motor‚ receptor‚ structural‚ storage‚ transport‚ signaling‚ and special purpose proteins(antibodies). There are four levels of protein structure‚ primary‚ secondary

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  • Muscles and the Sliding Filament Theory

    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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  • Metabolic Superstorm

    T tubules triggering 6. release of Ca from the cisternae of the sarcoplasmic reticulum 7.    CA binds to troponin 8.    Troponin changes shape and shifts tropomyosin to expose binding sites of actin 9.    myosin binds to actin (cross bridge is formend)(ADP released from myosin) 10.    Myosin head pivots (pulling actin) 11.

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  • Muscle Contraction

    in which the myosin head is damaged and there are less actin binding to less myosin effecting the force production. The length tension relationship is dependent on the number of cross-bridges that are formed‚ which decreases when they are not generating at the usual amount. In relation to the length-tension relationship‚ when a muscle is contracting at an angle in which the muscle should have greater force‚ it will not because of the lack of actin-myosin overlap. So when the myosin head pivots‚ there

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  • Work

    Chapter 9: Muscular System: Histology and Physiology Multiple Choice 1. The capacity of a muscle cell to shorten forcefully is known as A) contractility. B) excitability. C) extensibility. D) elasticity. E) flexibility. Answer: a Level: 1 2. Muscles exhibit the property of excitability. This means that the muscle A) shortens its length. B) recoils to its original resting length. C) stretches beyond its normal length. D) responds to stimulation by the nervous system. E)

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  • Central Nervous System: Movement of Muscles in the Body

    Picking up a box from the floor and placing it on a shelf Light entering the eye forms an upside-down image on the retina. The retina transforms the light into nerve signals for the brain. The brain then turns the image right-side up and tells us what we are seeing. Our brain then computes to pick up the box. When a message comes into the brain from anywhere in the body‚ the brain tells the body how to react. the brain as a central computer that controls all bodily functions‚ then the nervous

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  • Jeremy lamb

    True  What is the role of tropomyosin in skeletal muscles? A) Tropomyosin is the name of a contracting unit. B) Tropomyosin serves as a contraction inhibitor by blocking the myosin binding sites on the actin molecules. C) Tropomyosin serves as a contraction inhibitor by blocking the actin binding sites on the myosin molecules. D) Tropomyosin is the receptor for the motor neuron neurotransmitter. B)  The strongest muscle contractions are normally achieved by ________. A) increasing stimulus

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  • Muscle Notes

    Sarcomere- smallest contractile element of muscle fiber‚ extends from z-line to z-line Myofilament- responsible for contraction Striated- the color variations on the muscle fiber. Has to do with the amount of protein and the way it reflects light. Myosin- globular protein Bulb like heads come in contact with the active sites on actin Active sites are not exposed when in the resting position. Tropomysin- the regulatory protein the hides the active sites when not stimulated Sarcoplasmic reticulum-

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  • Lecture Notes for Chapter 9 - Muscle Contraction & Muscle Tissue

    Chapter 9: Muscles and Muscle Tissue‚ Lecture Outline: I. Overview of Muscle Tissues (pp. 276–278; Table 9.1) A. Types of Muscle Tissue (p. 277; Table 9.1) 1. Skeletal muscle is associated with the bony skeleton and consists of large cells that bear striations and are under voluntary control. 2. Cardiac muscle occurs only in the heart and consists of small cells that are striated and under involuntary control. 3. Smooth muscle is found in the walls of hollow organs and

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  • Comparison of Muscle Proteins

    Introduction Muscle tissue is composed of as many as 19 different proteins; the largest components are myosin and actin. All muscle tissue contains actin and myosin; these form the fibers that slide past each other as muscles contract and relax.  There are also a number of other proteins found in muscle tissue; these other proteins regulate movement‚ bundle and anchor actin and myosin along with others functions. As species have evolved‚ they have diverged in the quantities and types of these

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