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  1. what 3 structures directly control the muscle contraction?


  2. what is HUxley's sliding filament theory based on?
    sarcomere shortening
  3. Huxleys sliding filament theory) how do muscles contract?
    contraction is based on shortening of sarcomeres throughout the muscle
  4. Huxleys sliding filament theory) what do thick and thin filaments do?
    overlap and slide past one another

    **greater overlap= shorter muscle
  5. contractile elements) what is thick filament made up off?
  6. contractile elements) thick filament- what are the 2 heads of this filament used for?
    -ATP bindig site

    -actin binding site
  7. contraction cycle) relaxed muscle- are the filaments overlapping?
  8. contraction cycle) relaxed muscle- are there any action potential from the nerve going on?
  9. contraction cycle) relaxed muscle- When at this stage, are the myosin bidning sites on actin exposed or covered?
    covered by troponin
  10. contraction cycle) where is the calcium stored?
    within the terminal cisternae of the sarcoplasmic reticulum
  11. what are myofibrils made up off?
    • myofilaments
    • *thick and thin
  12. contraction cycle) AP along the nerve- what does this cause calcium to do?
    causes calcium to enter cytoplasm and surround the myofibrils
  13. contraction cycle) AP along the nerve- with what structure does the calcium bind with?
  14. contraction cycle) Ap along the nerve- when calcium binds with troponin, what happens?
    it causes troponin to change shape which will make tropomyosin expose the myosin binding sites
  15. contraction cycle) what is cross bridge attachment?
    • myosin binds to actin
    • *the thick and thin filament are interacting
  16. contraction cycle) what happens in power stroke pahse?
    flexion of myosin head and tail that causes to pull thin filament along
  17. contraction cycle) what results from a power stroke?/
    in sarcomere shortening
  18. contraction cycle) why does cross bridge detachment occurs?
    so that the myosin head cna bind to a different location to do another power stroke and keep pushing the thin filament along
  19. contraction cycle) what causes the release of myosin head from the actin?
    ATP attaching to the myosin head
  20. contraction cycle) how is the myosin head activated?
    it cleaves ATP to create ADP and Pi
  21. contraction cycle) what cleaves the ATP into 2 molecules on the myosin head?
    myosin ATPase
  22. How does the ATP activate the myosin head?
    it gets actviated by the energy that is given off when hydrolyzing the ATP to ADP and inorganic Pi
  23. (regulation of contraction) 3 things seen in nerve side on alpha motor neuron
    -synaptic vesicles


    -calcium channels in nerve membrane
  24. (regulation of contraction) muscle side- what is motor end plate?
    muscular side of nueromuscular junction
  25. (regulation of contraction) msucle side- whatare junctional folds?
    folds in sarcoplasmic reticulum that increase the surface area
  26. (regulation of contraction) muscle side- what type of receptors do they contain?
  27. what is synpatic cleft?
    space between nerve and muscle
  28. (regulation of contraction) what does the action potential cuase the voltage channel o calcium to do?
    open and allows calcim to enter terminal bouton
  29. (regulation of contraction) what 3 things happen when calcium rushes in through the voltage gated channels?
    -vesicle migration

    -vesicles fuse

    -acetylcholine release
  30. (regulation of contraction) in a relaxed state, where is calcium concentrated higher on inside or outside?
    • outside
    • *calium goes in when AP occurs
  31. (regulation of contraction) what does acetylcholine do when it crosses the synapse?
    binds to receptors on motor end plate
  32. (regulation of contraction)  what does acetylcholine binding with receptors on motor end plate d0?
    sarcolemma graded potential that is followed by AP
  33. (regulation of contraction) what hydrolyzes the acetylcholine after an AP?
    Acetylcholine esterase
  34. (regulation of contraction) why does acetylcholine get hydrolyzed?
    we want to remove actylcholine after it has been there for ashort while or otherwise we would have APs that keep happening without needing them
  35. what are the 10 events of excitation-contraction coupling?
    -A-motor neuron AP >

    -terminal bouton CA entry >

    -synaptic vesicle fusion >

    -Acetylcholine (Ach) release >

    -Ach binding/ sarcolemmal GP >

    -Sarcolemmal AP >

    -T-tubule AP >

    -terminal cisternea calcium release >

    -calcium binds with troponin >

    -cross bridge formation and contraction
  36. what brings the AP to the area of myofibrils?
  37. what causes the terminal cisternae to relaese calcium?
    T-Tubules arriving wth AP in the area of triad bc there are voltage gated channels in the terminal cisternae
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2013-10-23 00:13:12

contraction of the muscle fiber
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