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Steps To The Skeletal Muscle Contraction ( Sliding Filament

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Alexis Wright

on 20 November 2013

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Transcript of Steps To The Skeletal Muscle Contraction ( Sliding Filament

Step 4:
Calcium ions combine with Troponin, shifting troponin and exposing the myosin binding sites on the actin.
Step 7:
ACh is inactivated by Acetylcholinesterase, inhibiting the nerve impulse conduction across the sarcolemma.
Step 2:
Acetylecholine causes the impulse to spread across the surface of the sarcolemma.
Step 5:
ATP breaks down ADP + P. The released energy activates the myosin cross bridges and results in the sliding of thin actin myofilament past the thick myosin myofilaments.
Step 6:
The sliding of the Myofilaments draws the Z lines towards each other, the Sarcomere shortens, the muscle fibers contract and therefore muscle contracts.
Step 3:
The nerve impulse enters the T Tubules and Sarcoplasmic Reticulum, stimulating the release of calcium ions.
A nerve impulse travels down and axon and causes the release of acetylcholine.
Steps To The Skeletal Muscle Contraction
By : Ta'Quanda Allen
Alexis Wright

Step One:
Step 8:
Nerve impulse is inhibited, calcium ions are actively transported back into the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum, using the energy from the earlier ATP breakdown.
Step 9:
The low calcium concentration causes the myosin cross bridges to separate from the think actin myofilaments and the actin myofilaments return to their relaxed position.
Step 10:
Sarcomeres return to their resting lengths, muscle fibers relax and the muscle relaxes.
The END !!! :)
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