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Unformatted text preview: each filament type in the process of contraction. 5. List the steps involved in cross-bridge formation and their role in contraction. 6. Give the steps involved in contraction from the calcium signal to an increase in force. III. Sample Problems: 1. What determines the limit of how much a muscle fiber can shorten in length? 2. Draw a cross-section of a muscle fiber showing the arrangement of the various filament types. file:///C|/WINWORD/COURSES/31107/Lec18-07.htm (1 of 2)8/15/2007 10:17:01 AM Lec18-2007 3. Identify all the 'sinks' for the energy released by ATP hydrolysis in muscle. 4. What is the physiological basis of rigor mortis? 5. List all the batteries involved in muscle contraction (hint-don't forget mechanical batteries - a compressed spring is a battery!). file:///C|/WINWORD/COURSES/31107/Lec18-07.htm (2 of 2)8/15/2007 10:17:01 AM...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course BIO 311 taught by Professor Baustian during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '08