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________ 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 the thick filament. ________ 9. Myosin heads pull...

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Metabolic Superstorm

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.    Myosin releases from actin (cross bridge is broken)(another ATP binds to myosin) 12.    Myosin re-extends into "ready" position (ATP->ADP+Pi)(ADP is bound to myosin) 5) Steps that require ATP: - ATP binding – myosin releases from actin. - ATP hydrolysis – myosin head swings and binds to a new actin - Release of Pi initiates...

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Homework 3

__________myosin_____________ b. Flexing the head of this molecule provides what is known as the ____________power stroke_____________. 2. The cross bridge (myosin head) contains binding sites for what two molecules? a. ATP b. actin 3. Three molecules make up the thin filament. a. Which molecule has a binding site for myosin cross bridges? ____________Actin_________________ b. Which molecule covers this binding site? _______________Tropomyosin__________________________________ ...

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Quiz: Anatomy and Physiology

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 in position (actin and myosin unbound) d. the actin an myosin proteins are broken down so there can be no muscle contraction 4. To encode a stimuli of greater intensity the sensory system ...

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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 Fatigue

wrapped around actin and prevents myosin from binding to it. Calcium diffuses into the myofibrils where it binds to troponin causing a conformational shape change, revealing the myosin-binding site and facilitating myosin-actin interaction (Astrand & Rodahl, 2003). The bound myosin head requires ATP in order to detach from actin. Once detached the myosin head hydrolyses ATP and the products adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and inorganic phosphate (Pi) remain in the myosin head. Hydrolysis of ATP initiates...

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Western Blotting

Western Blotting is used to Identify a Subunit of Myosin Light Chain in the Proteins of All the Different Fish. Chae Yee Kent State University: BSCI 30140 Lab Abstract Western Blotting can be used to detect the Myosin actin light chain in different species of fish and is used to distinguish from different species based on variation, commonality, or evolutionary divergence. First, proteins are extracted from the tissue and loaded into a gel matrix. The matrix will separate the proteins according...

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Introduction to Myasthenia Gravis

transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle fibers. The nerve impulses cause neurotransmitter acetylcholine to be released into the synaptic cleft. There it is picked up by the acetylcholine receptors on the muscle fiber. In return this causes the myosin and the actin to slide past each other and link. This causes the muscle to contract. In myasthenia gravis, the numbers of acetylcholine receptors appear to be reduced. There is evidence to indicate that the receptor deficit is caused by an attack...

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The Musculoskeletal System

myofibrils are composed of two types of even tinier structure, the myofilaments. The thick myofilaments called myosin filaments consist mainly of the protein myosin. The actin filaments consist of the protein actin. Myosin and actin filaments are arranged lengthwise in the muscle fibers so that they overlap. During muscle contaction, the actin filaments are pulled inward between the myosin filaments. As that occurs; a nerve cell that stimulates a muscle releases a compound known as acetylcholine....

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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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