Changes in Mechanical Properties in Osmotically Compressed Skinned Muscle Fibers of Frog

  • Teizo Tsuchiya
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 37)


The mechanical properties of frog skinned muscle fibers were examined in PVP solution. In a high concentration of PVP, the velocity of isotonic shortening and lengthening decreased remarkably and the stiffness increased not only in the activation solution but also in the relaxing solution.


Servo System Isometric Tension Relaxing Solution Skinned Fiber Skin Muscle Fiber 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teizo Tsuchiya
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology, School of MedicineTeikyo UniversityTokyo, 173Japan

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