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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (19): jeb225086.
Published: 4 October 2021
... Science Foundation http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100000001 IIP-1237878 W. M. Keck Foundation http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100000888 IOS-1456868 Muscle mechanics Muscle models Preflex Titin Summary: Here, we consider insights into muscle mechanics based on new ideas about...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (19): jeb224410.
Published: 7 October 2020
... resulted in lower work per cycle relative to unloaded trials at the same strain to control for length change and velocity effects on the work output, possibly due to greater accelerations of the muscle mass at higher strains. These results confirm that tissue mass reduces muscle mechanical work at larger...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (10): jeb210054.
Published: 18 May 2020
.... Exp. Biol.   209 , 171 - 187 . 10.1242/jeb.01986 Daley , M. A. , Voloshina , A. and Biewener , A. A. ( 2009 ). The role of intrinsic muscle mechanics in the neuromuscular control of stable running in the guinea fowl . J. Physiol.   587 , 2693 - 2707 . 10.1113/jphysiol...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (11): jeb191247.
Published: 4 June 2019
... tissue recoil, highlighting its role in accelerating ankle dorsiflexion to power rapid foot clearance in swing. Fascicle Muscle mechanics Biomechanics Musculoskeletal modelling Ultrasound * Author for correspondence ( jayishni.m@uq.edu.au ) Competing interests The authors declare...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (22): jeb182089.
Published: 16 November 2018
...Gretchen Meyer; Richard L. Lieber ABSTRACT Differences in passive muscle mechanical properties between amphibians and mammals have led to differing hypotheses on the functional role of titin in skeletal muscle. Early studies of frog muscle clearly demonstrated intracellular load bearing by titin...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (22): 4252–4260.
Published: 15 November 2017
... human ankle muscles use their elastic tendons to contribute mechanical work and produce acceleration during walking gait. Mechanical work Fascicle Acceleration Gait Ultrasound Muscle mechanics Accelerative movements increase the velocity of a body and require net positive mechanical...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (13): 2075–2082.
Published: 1 July 2015
..., a test of the Fenn effect. Muscle mechanics Muscle energetics 31 P MRS First dorsal interosseous All muscles produce force during contraction. The mechanisms, costs and consequences have been the fodder for studies for at least the past century. Prominent among these studies...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (22): 4018–4028.
Published: 15 November 2014
... consumption of the ankle muscles. All values for energy consumption were divided by body mass and the number of hops to give a rate of energy consumption in J kg −1 hop −1 . Time series data for muscle mechanics were split up into individual hops based on vertical ground reaction force data...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (15): 2974–2982.
Published: 1 August 2013
...., M.K., P.H. and A.M.W. The results were interpreted and the paper written by R.C.W., N.A.C. and A.R. COMPETING INTERESTS No competing interests declared. 6 12 2012 2 4 2013 © 2013. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2013 energetics muscle mechanics rabbit...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (21): 3542–3548.
Published: 1 November 2011
... fatigue resistance. The underlying reasons for this muscle trade-off are poorly defined. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that inter-individual variation in muscle mechanics is associated with inter-individual differences in metabolic capacities and expression of calcium-handling proteins...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (8): 1115–1119.
Published: 15 April 2009
... myofilament elasticity muscle mechanics stiffness measurement There is still a lack of information concerning the nature of the filament elasticity. Thus, it is still unknown whether the filament elasticity is Hookean or not, i.e. whether the strain of the filaments is proportional to the applied...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (18): 3001–3008.
Published: 15 September 2008
...-Christie Laboratories, McGill University, 3626 St Urbain Street, Montréal, Quebec, Canada H2X 2P2 17 7 2008 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2008 2008 muscle mechanics fibre cell slack test eccentric contraction lengthening It is well known that the steady-state...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (14): 2336–2345.
Published: 15 July 2008
... muscle architecture muscle mechanics scaling Examining functional and anatomical constraints that determine muscle function provides a useful perspective for understanding how muscles are designed. The two most important design parameters that determine a muscle's functional properties are its...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (9): 1368–1375.
Published: 1 May 2008
... moments is related to the amount of fascicle shortening, which occurs whilst the MTC is lengthening, thereby stretching the elastic tendinous tissues. muscle mechanics fascicle ultrasound musculotendon complex stair descent Another point of discussion is the contribution of the different...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (9): 1386–1393.
Published: 1 May 2008
... 2008 gait transition muscle mechanics swimming temperature Environmental temperature changes profoundly affect the locomotor performance of ectotherms (e.g. Rome and Alexander, 1970 ; Casey,1980 ; Herreid et al.,1981 ; Rome, 1982 ; Hirano and Rome, 1984 ; Marsh and Bennett, 1986b...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (16): 3159–3167.
Published: 15 August 2005
... of skeletal muscle in these animals is greatly increased. We investigated the effects of this plastic response to thermogenesis on locomotion and muscle mechanics. In cold-exposed animals, cost of transport was 15% higher than in controls but was unaffected by exercise training. Twitch kinetics in isolated...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (16): 2787–2791.
Published: 15 July 2004
..., and that the steady-state force in the enhanced state can easily exceed the maximal isometric force of the fibre. * Author for correspondence (e-mail: walter@kin.ucalgary.ca ) 17 5 2004 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2004 2004 force enhancement muscle mechanics single fibre striated...
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J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (21): 3587–3600.
Published: 1 November 2001
.... *Author for correspondence at present address: School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK (e-mail: g.n.askew@leeds.ac.uk ) 27 7 2001 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2001 2001 blue-breasted quail Coturnix chinensis muscle mechanics power output sonomicrometry...
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J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (13): 2221–2230.
Published: 1 July 2001
... Limited 2001 2001 European eel Anguilla anguilla swimming muscle mechanics red muscle white muscle kinetics power work. Undulatory swimming fish use a backward-travelling wave of lateral curvature to propel themselves through the water. This mechanical wave corresponds...
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J Exp Biol (1992) 170 (1): 143–154.
Published: 1 September 1992
... and body mass ( M b ) −0.10 Note: To whom reprint requests should be sent 8 6 1992 © 1992 by Company of Biologists 1992 muscle mechanics oscillatory work fish teleost swimming scaling body size Gadus morhua J. exp. Biol. 170, 143-154 (1992) 143 Printed in Great Britain ©...