Stress-strain behavior of the glycerinated ABRM (anterior byssus retractor muscle), a 'catch' muscle from the mollusc Mytilus edulis

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Hartt, Jacqueline E.
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Johnson, William H.
Krause, Sonja
Odell, Garrett M.
Wedler, Frederick C.
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1975-12
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Biology
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PhD
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Abstract
The two major theories presently in favor are the linkage hypothesis and the independent catch hypothesis. The first of these proposes that the actomyosin linkages, believed to be responsible for development of tension and active shortening, alter their rate of energy utilization to maintain tension economically in the catch state. The independent catch hypothesis attributes the tonic state to the interaction of thick filaments, mediated by the protein so abundant in catch muscles, paramyosin, which is localized at least partially beneath myosin, in the core of the thick filaments.
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December 1975
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Dept. of Biology
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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