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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2007 Oct;35(4):174-9.

Elastic properties of active muscle--on the rebound?

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Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5640, USA.

Abstract

During active lengthening and shortening, muscles exhibit a variety of time-dependent spring properties, including load-dependent and nonlinear stiffness. These properties can be explained as interactions between a spring element and cycling cross bridges within muscle sarcomeres. Several lines of evidence suggest a role for the giant protein titin in active muscle, but specific mechanisms remain to be elucidated.

PMID:
17921785
DOI:
10.1097/jes.0b013e318156e0e6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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