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General characteristics

Excitable tissue
Contracts
Relaxes
Makes up about 40% of the average persons body mass

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Excitable tissue

Only contracts in response to electrical activity on the surface of the muscle cell membrane

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General functions

Body movement (skeletal)
Maintenance of posture (skeletal)
Production of heat as a by product of activity (all)
Constriction of organs and blood vessels (smooth)
Production of heart beat (cardiac)

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Gross anatomy

Connective tissue
Neural innervation

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Connective tissue

Epimysium
Perimysium
Endomysium

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Epimysium

Dense connective tissue layer around the whole muscle
Also called fascia

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Perimysium

CT covering around the bundles of muscle fibers called fasciles

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Endomysium

Reticular CT that surrounds each of the fibers in the fascile

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Motor neuron

Specialized nerve cells
Somas are in the spinal cord
Axons extend to muscle fibers
Function: electrically stimulate the muscles to contract

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Neuromuscular junction

The contact between the axon terminal and the muscle

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Motor unit

One motor neuron + all the muscle fibers it innervates

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Sarcolemma

Plasma membrane

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Sarcoplasm

Intracellular fluid
Contains glycosomes and myoglobin

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Glycosomes

Store glycogen for energy

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Myoglobin

Red pigmented oxygen storing protien

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Microscopic general characteristics

Each fiber is a long cylindrical cell with multiple oval nuclei
Each muscle fiber is made of many myofibrils

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Myofibrils

Thread like structures that extend from one end of the muscle to the other
Made of myofilaments

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Myofilaments

Action (thin filament)
Myosin (thick filament)

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Actin

Each myofilament is made of:
Tropomyosin
Troponin
F-actin

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F-actin

Fibrous actin
Coiled to form a double helix
Made of 200 G-actin

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G-actin

Small globular protiens
Has an active site to which myosin binds during contraction

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Tropomyosin

Stabilizing protien that winds along a groove in the F-actin strand

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Troponin

3 polypeptide complex

TnI bonds to G-actin
TnT binds to tropomyosin, anchoring it to the F-actin strand
TnC binds to Ca+2

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Myosin

Each filament has:
a rod like tail consisting of two entwined polypeptide chains
Two heads that have three components each

Binding site for actin
Binding site for ATP
Hinge region

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Binding site for actin

Has ATPase activity
Splits an ATP to yield ADP, Pi, and energy

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Hinge region

Junction of the head and the tail
Allows the head to bend and straighten during contraction

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Z-disk/line

Protien attachment site for the actin

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Sarcomer

Structural units of actin and myosin
Functional unit of a muscle

Extends from one Z-disk to another
Striations can be seen under a microscope due to alternating light and dark bands

A bands
I bands
H zone
M line

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A bands

Dark bands consisting of actin and myosin

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I bands

Light bands consisting of actin only

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