Figure 1. Demonstration of a uniaxial mechanical stretch.

Figure 1

Demonstration of a uniaxial mechanical stretch. A - image obtained when two patch pipettes were attached to each end of a cell. Cross-striations are visible. B - image obtained after the upper pipette was moved in the longitudinal direction by 15 % of the original distance between pipettes. C - sarcomere length measured from the distance between cross-striations (circles; right y-axis) and its cumulative values (squares; left y-axis) obtained before (closed symbols) and after (open symbols) stretch (n = 10) (from Zhang et al. [79], with permission).

From: Role of Stretch-activated Channels in the Heart: Action Potential and Ca2+ Transients

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Mechanosensitivity in Cells and Tissues.
Kamkin A, Kiseleva I, editors.
Moscow: Academia; 2005.
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