myofibril myofibril

Definition(s):

  • (n) one of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber

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  • Tension triggers muscle building

    ( Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry ) Skeletal muscles are built from small contractile units, the sarcomeres. They are connected in a well-ordered series to form myofibrils that span the entire muscle. Contractions of these sarcomeres result in contraction of the respective muscle. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) in Munich-Martinsried recently identified a key ...
    on March 15, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

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