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Ex Vivo Assessment of Contractility, Fatigability and Alternans in Isolated Skeletal Muscles
 

Ex Vivo Assessment of Contractility, Fatigability and Alternans in Isolated Skeletal Muscles

Article DOI: 10.3791/4198
November 1st, 2012

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Summary November 1st, 2012

We describe a method to directly measure muscle force, muscle power, contractile kinetics and fatigability of isolated skeletal muscles in an in vitro system using field stimulation. Valuable information on Ca2+ handling properties and contractile machinery of the muscle can be obtained using different stimulating protocols.

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