Sarcomere Length-Tension Relationship in Toad Atrioventricular Pacemaker: Length Dependent Activation

  • José R. López
  • David Lea
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 194)


The relationship between cardiac sarcomere length and force generation has been extensively studied over the years (1,2,3,4). However, the experimental results remain incomplete and the conclusions somehow contradictory.


Thin Filament Muscle Length Sarcomere Length Beating Rate Striation Spacing 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • José R. López
    • 1
  • David Lea
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Biofísica del Músculo, Centro de Biofísica y BioquímicaInstituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas IVICCaracasVenezuela

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