sliding filament model

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sliding filament model

mechanism proposed for muscle contraction where myosin head groups of the thick filaments move along the interdigitated actin of the thin filaments, sliding past them and thereby shortening the sarcomere.
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In our model, actin filaments can be manually slided over myosin filaments as is given in the sliding filament theory of muscle contraction and Z disc also move along with movement of actin filaments.
This observation was completely in accordance with the sliding filament theory of muscle contraction under consideration.
This finding was not in accordance with the sliding filament theory of muscle contraction.