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    The SR is extensive and covering all the myofibrils this allows fine control of contractions of the myofibrils due to depolarization only affecting the targeted areas since the SR release of calcium ions is the key to muscle contraction. Myofibrils are protein bundles containing actin and myosin. Actin (thin) and myosin (thick) make up a unit of skeletal muscle cell called a sarcomere, the main unit of contraction in skeletal muscle cells. The patterns of sarcomeres make up the striations or the stripe like feature of the cell. The actin and myosin in the sarcomere use what is known as the sliding filament theory as means of causing the contractions of muscle. Myosin slides along actin filaments to contract a sarcomere as the number of sarcomeres contracting increases the muscle contracts stronger and stronger vice-versa as more sarcomeres relax the muscle contraction grows weaker and weaker. A sarcomere contraction can only occur when calcium ions from the SR that are released by action potentials from nerve fibers bind to the protein troponin that is associated with tropomyosin this calcium binding…

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    because there are few, if any, gap junctions (Hill et. al 2016). This would be used to describe a large artery or vein (Hill et. al 2016). Like skeletal muscles, smooth muscles use the contractile proteins actin (thin filament) and myosin (thick filament); however, these proteins are not arranged into sarcomeres, so the cells do not appear striated. These thin and thick filaments interact with each other in the presence of calcium (Ca²⁺) in order to form cross bridges. The cross bridges allow…

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    Muscle Fatigue Lab Report

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    INTRODUCTION The proteins actin and myosin is the caused of excitement of skeletal muscle. It can be made chemical, electrical and mechanic. When the muscles are use many times to the maximum force, the muscle will decline. That decline is called muscle fatigue. 1 L-Carnitine is a compound that makes the increment of the muscle performace. L-Carnitine is found in the entire cell on the body, its function is to change fats to energy and transport the fatty acids to the mitochondria. L-Carnitine…

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    However, there are only a limited motor unit and nerve fibers in a given organism therefore, there will be point at which all the units and fibers will be saturated and the intensity of stimulation. A single AP can cause a twitch in a muscle. The latent time in this experiment was 33 ms. This signifies the time it takes for the stimulus to depolarize the t-tubule, send an AP towards the muscle fiber, activate the Ca++ channels, and to allow actin myosin to join and start a contraction. The rate…

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    hand, thin filaments are made up by a protein called actin. Molecules of actin connected to one another form chains twisted into a helix structure. Actin plays a crucial role for the mechanism in muscle contraction. Myosin thick filaments hold on to actin thin filaments by forming cross bridges during contraction. The sarcomere becomes shorter by the thick filament pulling the thin filaments past them. The signal given for contraction within a muscle fiber occurs over the whole fiber so that…

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    Endocytosis Synthesis

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    size less than (<0.5) Phagocytosis is a ubiquitous process throughout nature. The behavior can be observed in unicellular organisms like amoeba using phagocytosis to obtain nutrients. Similarly, for vertebrates phagocytosis is an efficient method used by phagocytic cells such as macrophages, dendritic cells, and neutrophils to uptake, eliminate pathogens and cellular debris from the body. Understanding phagocytosis depends on several steps involving interaction between phagocyte surface…

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    Muscle Movement Report

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    plays a major role in generating an action along the fiber. The contractile element of a muscle lies within the myofibril, a smaller component of the muscle fiber. Each myofibril contains thick and thin filaments made of actin, myosin, tropomyosin and troponin. The myosin molecule makes up the thick filaments and the head contains the actin and ATP binding site. The thin filament…

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    1. Skeletal muscle used ATP to contract. Then, ATP is broken down into ADP and P, which release energy. 2. A) The sarcoplasmic reticulum is the organelle that stores calcium in muscles cells. B) In order for calcium to be released from this organelle some events must occur. First, an action potential needs to reach the synaptic terminal. Then acetylcholine needs to be released into the sarcoplasm. After that, ACH molecules will land on receptors that are on the motor end plate. Then, an action…

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    Lab 3: Stimulus strength vs. muscle force production Introduction: The goal of this lab is to determine the relationship between stimulus amplitude (strength) and the contractile properties (i.e. force) of the frog gastrocnemius muscle. Skeletal muscle is composed of bundles of muscle fibers called myofibers. These fibers are themselves composed of myofibrils, which are comprised of the ordered arrangement of actin and myosin. These proteins slide past each other in the presence of calcium…

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    Cohesion Fatigue Theory

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    Beta actin is a cytoskeletal protein involved in cell structure, motility, and cohesion. Also, it is highly conserved, which allows it to be constitutively expressed in all proteins, making it a good loading control6. This protein was used by the authors to indicate that when the separase RNAi and SKA3 RNAi were added to the cell, the western blot indicated this by having little to no bands for the amount of separase and SKA3 in the depleted cell. Since actin is constitutively expressed, as long…

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