oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Muscle proteins and the contractilec properties of muscle fibres
|Article Title||Muscle proteins and the contractilec properties of muscle fibres|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 UCT Bioenergetics of Exercise Research Unit, UCT Medical School, Observatory|
|Publication Date||Jan 1973|
|Pages||11 - 17|
|Keyword(s)||Actin-myosin, ATP hydrolysis, Biochemical differences, Contractile protein subunits, Cross-bridge cycle, Electrophysiological, Fibre types, Force production, Force-velocity relationship, Histochemical, Slow isoforms and Slow velocity fibres|
Muscles are machines which provide the power that is the basis for all vertebrate movement. The mechanical properties of an active muscle are dependent on many factors such as the shape and size of the whole muscle, its fibre type, fibre size and length, and the angle of the fibre-tendon attachment, as well as a variety of neural factors including cortical drive and motor unit recruitment patterns.
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