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Physiology of Insect Flight Muscle

Handbook of Physiology, Skeletal Muscle

  1. Richard T. Tregear

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp100116

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Tregear, R. T. 2011. Physiology of Insect Flight Muscle. Comprehensive Physiology. 487–506.

Author Information

  1. Biophysics Unit, Agricultural Research Council Institute of Animal Physiology,, Babraham, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Design Parameters
    • 1.1
      Contraction Timing
    • 1.2
      Contraction Extent and Speed
    • 1.3
      Energy Storage
    • 1.4
      Energy Transduction
    • 1.5
      Interactions Between Factors
  • 2
    Flight Muscle Preparations
    • 2.1
      Intact Muscles
    • 2.2
      Demembranated Muscle
  • 3
    Oscillatory Response of Asynchronous Muscle
    • 3.1
      Full Mechanical Performance
    • 3.2
      Specification of the Mechanical Response
    • 3.3
      Simulation of the Mechanical Response
  • 4
    Myofibrillar Proteins
    • 4.1
      Proteins of the Thick Filament
    • 4.2
      Proteins of the Thin Filament
    • 4.3
      Z-Line Proteins
    • 4.4
      Connecting Proteins
  • 5
    Macromolecular Assembly
    • 5.1
      Thick-Filament Connections
    • 5.2
      Thick-Filament Structure
    • 5.3
      Cross-Bridge Interaction
  • 6
    Cause of Stretch Activation
    • 6.1
      Calcium Binding
    • 6.2
      Filament Match
    • 6.3
      Filament Strain
    • 6.4
      Evolution of Stretch Activation
  • 7
    Cross-Bridge Mechanism
    • 7.1
      Mechanical Transients
    • 7.2
      Steady-State Intermediates
    • 7.3
      Equilibrium States
  • 8
    Conclusions