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What happens during sliding filament theory?
Also question is, what happens to cause muscle contraction in the sliding filament theory?
According to the sliding filament theory, muscle contraction occurs through the relative sliding of two sets of filaments ( actin and myosin). This sliding is produced by cyclic interactions of sidepieces from the myosin filament ( cross-bridges) with specific sites on the actin filament.
Similarly, what happens during muscle contraction? A muscle contraction consists of a series of repeated events. First, calcium triggers a change in the shape of troponin and reveals the myosin-binding sites of actin beneath tropomyosin. Then, the myosin heads bind to actin and cause the actin filaments to slide. Repetition of these events causes a muscle to contract.
Moreover, what is sliding theory of muscle contraction?
The sliding filament theory explains the process of muscle contraction during which the thin filaments slide over the thick filaments, which shortens the myofibril. Each muscle fibre has an alternate light and dark band, which contains a special contractile protein, called actin and myosin respectively.
Why is the sliding filament theory called a theory?
The most widely accepted theory explaining how muscle fibers contract is called the sliding filament theory. According to this theory, myosin filaments use energy from ATP to “walk” along the actin filaments with their cross bridges. This pulls the actin filaments closer together.