47.6 The Release of Ca2+ from the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Triggers Muscle Contraction When Ca2+ binds to troponin, it exposes actin-myosin binding sites. As long as binding sites and ATP are available, the cycle of actin and myosin interactions continues, and the filaments slide past each other.

47.6 The Release of Ca2+ from the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Triggers Muscle Contraction When Ca2+ binds to troponin, it exposes actin-myosin binding sites. As long as binding sites and ATP are available, the cycle of actin and myosin interactions continues, and the filaments slide past each other.

This is a composite of several videos from the YouTube, created for a final project in Digital Storytelling class.

This is a composite of several videos from the YouTube, created for a final project in Digital Storytelling class.

This is page of muscle notes. It puts the process in a diagram form that makes it more applicable for learning the steps.

This is page of muscle notes. It puts the process in a diagram form that makes it more applicable for learning the steps.

This video explains muscle contraction. A nice feature of this video is that it incorporates when ATP is being used to power the contraction. Muscle contraction and also relaxation require energy.

This video explains muscle contraction. A nice feature of this video is that it incorporates when ATP is being used to power the contraction. Muscle contraction and also relaxation require energy.

Excitation step of muscle contraction: the nerve signal arrives at NMJ opens up Ca+ channels in pre-synaptic knob. This signals intracellular process that moves synaptic vesicles toward the membrane. Those vesicles fuse then release ACh via exocytosis into the synaptic cleft. ACh then binds to the ACh receptors (ligand-gated on the post-synaptic membrane....

Excitation step of muscle contraction: the nerve signal arrives at NMJ opens up Ca+ channels in pre-synaptic knob. This signals intracellular process that moves synaptic vesicles toward the membrane. Those vesicles fuse then release ACh via exocytosis into the synaptic cleft. ACh then binds to the ACh receptors (ligand-gated on the post-synaptic membrane....

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