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Energetics of Muscle Contraction

Handbook of Physiology, Skeletal Muscle

  1. Martin J. Kushmerick

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp100107

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Kushmerick, M. J. 2011. Energetics of Muscle Contraction. Comprehensive Physiology. 189–236.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Historical Perspectives
    • 1.1
      Nature of the Muscle Machine
    • 1.2
      Chemical Discoveries
    • 1.3
      Energetics as an Analytical Tool
    • 1.4
      Direct Measurements of Chemical Change
    • 1.5
      Summary
  • 2
    Chemical Reactions and Metabolic Principles
    • 2.1
      Adenosine Triphosphatases
    • 2.2
      Creatine Phosphokinase
    • 2.3
      Adenylate Kinase
    • 2.4
      Adenylate Deaminase and the Purine Nucleotide Cycle
    • 2.5
      Glycogenolysis and Glycolysis
    • 2.6
      Oxidative Metabolism
  • 3
    Basic Energetic Model
  • 4
    Thermodynamics
  • 5
    Energy Balance
    • 5.1
      Myothermic Method
    • 5.2
      Biochemical Method
  • 6
    Results of Energy Balance Experiments
    • 6.1
      Energy Balance Studies in Rana temporaria
    • 6.2
      Energy Balance Studies in Rana pipiens
    • 6.3
      Amphibian Muscles
    • 6.4
      Mammalian Muscles
  • 7
    Energetics of Muscles that Shorten or are Stretched
  • 8
    New Directions
    • 8.1
      Phosphorus Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    • 8.2
      Use of Single Fibers