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Muscle

  • Robert L. Bacon
  • Nelson R. Niles

Abstract

Muscle tissue consists of elongated cells or multinucleated fibers specialized for contraction. To accomplish this function each cell or fiber contains the proteins actin and myosin, which undergo alterations resulting in contraction.

Keywords

Skeletal Muscle Actin Filament Cardiac Muscle Skeletal Muscle Fiber Cardiac Muscle Cell 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Bacon
    • 1
  • Nelson R. Niles
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineOregon Health Sciences UniversityUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineOregon Health Sciences UniversityUSA

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