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


The shape of the length-tension relation has always been regarded as a critical issue vis a vis the validity of the cross-bridge theory. The classical work published by Gordon, Huxley and Julian (J. Physiol. 184: 170, 1966) demonstrated that the measured and predicted shapes were remarkably coincident; so much so, that this work has become one of the pivotal pieces of evidence supporting the cross-bridge theory.


Sarcomere Length Slow Rise Tension Relation Tetanic Tension Laser Diffraction Method 

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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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