Structural Dynamics: Implications for Contractile Mechanisms

  • Gerald H. Pollack
  • Haruo Sugi
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 37)


NOBLE We would now like to have a general discussion about structure and I would suggest that we should be thinking not just in anatomical terms. We should be thinking in terms of the relevance of this to the mechanisms of muscle physiology. So perhaps I could set the ball rolling by reminding you of the study that Dr. Rowe presented in which, following dissolution of the myosin and reconstitution, he could regrow, as it were, the filament lattice, and if this was done at a very long sarcomere length, he obtained a sarcomere, which if I remember correctly, had a gap between the two half sarcomeres.


Actin Filament Thin Filament Sarcomere Length Thick Filament Myosin Filament 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald H. Pollack
    • 1
  • Haruo Sugi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Teikyo University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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