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Structure of Vertebrate Striated Muscle as Determined by X-ray-Diffraction Studies

Handbook of Physiology, Skeletal Muscle

  1. John C. Haselgrove

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp100105

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Haselgrove, J. C. 2011. Structure of Vertebrate Striated Muscle as Determined by X-ray-Diffraction Studies. Comprehensive Physiology. 143–171.

Author Information

  1. Johnson Research Foundation, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Muscle Structure: An Overview
    • 1.1
      Description of Low-Angle Diffraction Patterns
  • 2
    Interpretation of X-Ray Patterns
    • 2.1
      Theoretical Aspects
    • 2.2
      Experimental Approaches
  • 3
    Filament Lattice
    • 3.1
      Lattice Spacing
    • 3.2
      Filament Orientations
    • 3.3
      Radial Electron-Density Distribution
  • 4
    Actin-Containing Filaments
    • 4.1
      Helix Parameters
    • 4.2
      Thin-Filament Regulation of Contraction
  • 5
    Myosin-Filament Backbone
    • 5.1
      Axial Packing of Myosin
    • 5.2
      Helical Packing of Myosin
    • 5.3
      Axial Repeat of C Protein
  • 6
    Cross Bridges
    • 6.1
      Relaxed Muscle
    • 6.2
      Rigor Muscle
    • 6.3
      Contracting Muscle
  • 7
    Analogues of ATP