Muscle contraction and force: the importance of an ancillary network, nutrient supply and waste removal

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Dagmar Adeline Brüggemann, Jens Risbo, Stefan G. Pierzynowski, Adrian Paul Harrison

Muscle contraction studies often focus solely on myofibres and the proteins known to be involved in the processes of sarcomere shortening and cross-bridge cycling, but skeletal muscle also comprises a very elaborate ancillary network of capillaries, which not only play a vital role in terms of nutrient delivery and waste product removal, but are also tethered to surrounding fibres by collagen "wires". This paper therefore addresses aspects of the ancillary network of skeletal muscle at both a microscopic and functional level in order to better understand its role holistically as a considerable contributor to force transfer within muscular tissue.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Vol/bind9
Sider (fra-til)1472-1488
Antal sider17
ISSN1661-6596
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2008

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  • LIFE

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