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Muscle contraction and force: the importance of an ancillary network, nutrient supply and waste removal

Brueggemann, Dagmar A.; Risbo, Jens; Pierzynowski, Stefan LU and Harrison, Adrian P. (2008) In International Journal of Molecular Sciences 9(8). p.1472-1488
Abstract
Muscle contraction studies often focus solely on myofibres and the proteins known to be involved in the processes of sarcomere shortening and cross-bridge cycling, but skeletal muscle also comprises a very elaborate ancillary network of capillaries, which not only play a vital role in terms of nutrient delivery and waste product removal, but are also tethered to surrounding fibres by collagen "wires". This paper therefore addresses aspects of the ancillary network of skeletal muscle at both a microscopic and functional level in order to better understand its role holistically as a considerable contributor to force transfer within muscular tissue.
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capillary network, fatigue, collagen, muscle performance
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International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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9
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8
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1472 - 1488
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MOLECULAR DIVERSITY PRESERVATION INT
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1422-0067
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10.3390/ijms9081472
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  author       = {Brueggemann, Dagmar A. and Risbo, Jens and Pierzynowski, Stefan and Harrison, Adrian P.},
  issn         = {1422-0067},
  keyword      = {capillary network,fatigue,collagen,muscle performance},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {1472--1488},
  publisher    = {MOLECULAR DIVERSITY PRESERVATION INT},
  series       = {International Journal of Molecular Sciences},
  title        = {Muscle contraction and force: the importance of an ancillary network, nutrient supply and waste removal},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms9081472},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2008},
}