STATISTICAL MODELS RELATING THE ACTIVE CONTRACTILE FORCE OF SINGLE HEART CELLS TO FORCE IN STRIPS OF FROG HEART MUSCLE.

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Abstract

In this report the active contractile force generated by the single cell is presented and compared to the intact (multicellular) muscle strip. Fluctuations in force amplitude can be observed in the single cell but are greatly attenuated in the muscle strip. Two simple statistical models based on the parallel and series arrangement of the heart cells are proposed to account for this experimental observation, and the predictions of the models compare favorably to the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
Volume84
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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