|MadSci Network: Cell Biology|
I understand how the process is supposed to work, yet if the myosin filaments on one side of a z-disc are ratcheting the actin filaments and shortening them, it seems to me that the process would cancel out and no contraction would occur. One side seems to be pulling against the other and no net gain could result. Possibly this process is just accepted to work, yet by examination of a sliding filament diagram it illustrates my question as to how it doesn't act like a tug of war. please help!! thank you sincerely Jay Smith
Re: How does sliding filament muscle contraction really work?
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Cell Biology. MadSci Home