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Anatomy, Ch. 9 Muscle and Muscle Tissue

by: Lauren Zuniga

Anatomy, Ch. 9 Muscle and Muscle Tissue Biology 64

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notes on the types of muscle tissue and the physiology of muscle tissue
muscle, tissue, fibers, cardiac, smooth, Insertion, origin, sarcolemma, myofibrils, actin, sarcomere, tromyosin, troponin, acetylcholine
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Date Created: 09/10/16
Muscles and Muscle Tissue – Part 1 Overview of Muscle Tissues • Types of Muscle Tissue o Muscle Fibers ! DEF: Describes the elongate skeletal and smooth muscle cells o Skeletal Muscle Tissue ! Skeletal ! Voluntary ! Striated o Cardiac Muscle Tissue ! Only in the heart ! Striated ! Involuntary o Smooth Muscle Tissue ! Visceral ! Nonstriated ! Involuntary • Special Characteristic of Muscle Tissue o 1. Excitablility ! DEF: The ability to receive and respond to a stimulus o 2. Contractility ! DEF: The ability to shorten forcibly when adequately stimulated o 3. Extensibility ! DEF: The ability to be stretched or extended o 4. Elasticity ! DEF: The ability of a muscle cell to recoil and resume its resting length after being stretched. • Muscle Functions o 1. Producing movement o 2. Maintaining posture and body position o 3. Stabilizing joints o 4. Generating heat Skeletal Muscle • Gross Anatomy of Skeletal Muscle o Nerve and Blood Supply ! In general: 1 muscle has 1 nerve, 1 artery, >1 veins ! Rich blood supply " Why: Skeletal muscle fibers require large amounts of oxygen and energy o Connective Tissue Sheaths ! 1. Epimysium " Outermost layer " Covers the entire muscle ! 2. Perimysium " Covers the fascicles • Fascicles o Bundles of muscle fibers ! 3. Endomysium " Covers each muscle fiber individually o Attachments ! Insertion " DEF: The point of attachment that is moved by the contraction • The moveable bone ! Origin " DEF: The point of attachment that is not moved by the contraction • The immovable bone ! Direct / Fleshy Attachments " DEF: The epimysium of the muscle is fused to the periosteum of a bone or perichondrium of a cartilage ! Indirect Attachments " DEF: The muscle’s CT wrappings are extended beyond the muscle either as a tendon or aponeurosis • Tendon: Ropelike • Aponeurosis: Sheetlike o Microscopic Anatomy of A Skeletal Muscle Fiber ! Key Terms: " Sarcolemma • DEF: Muscle PM " Sarcoplasm • DEF: Muscle cytoplasm " Glycosomes • DEF: Granules of stored glycogen that provide glucose during periods of muscle cell activity " Myoglobin • DEF: A red pigment that stores oxygen in muscle cells " Sarcoplasmic Reticulum • DEF: Specialized ER " T-Tubules • DEF: Unique modifications of the sarcolemma ! Myofibrils " DEF: Rodlike contractile elements that run parallel to the muscle fiber’s length " Most of the cell’s volume " Striations, Sarcomeres, and Myofilaments • Striations o DEF: A repeating series fo dark and light bands o A band: ! Region where actin and myosin filaments overlap o I band: ! Only actin filaments o H zone: ! Only myosin filaments ! Disappears during contraction o M line: ! Proteins + thick filaments o Z disc: ! Boundary of the sarcomere ! Edge of I band • Sarcomere o DEF: Smallest contractile unit of a muscle fiber ! Region of the myofibril between 2 Z discs • Myofilaments o Myofilaments / Filaments ! DEF: Muscle equivalent of actin and myosin containing microfilaments in the cell ! Thick Filaments " Myosin " Extend the entire length of the A band ! Thin Filaments " Actin " Extend across the I band and part way in the A band " Ultrastructure and Molecular Composition of the Myofilaments • Myosin o 2 heads and a rod like tail ! Heads = the business end of the molecule ! Heads bear actin and ATP binding sites for cross bridge formation " Cross bridge: Actin and myosin link • Actin o Tropomyosin ! Block myosin binding sites on actin o Troponin ! Binds calcium ions • Elastic Filament o Composed of: ! Titin " Holds the thick filaments in place " Helps the muscle fiber recoil after being stretched " Helps resist excessive stretching ! Dystrophin " Links the thin filaments to integral proteins of the sarcoelmma ! Sarcoplasmic Reticulum & T-Tubules " Sarcoplasmic Reticulum (SR) • An elaborate SER • Surround each myofibril • Terminal cisternae o Run ! to length of myofibril • Role: o Regulate intracellular levels of ionic calcium " T-Tubules • DEF: Sarcolemma invaginations at each A band – I band junction • Increase surface area • Role: Conduct nerve impulses to the deepest regions of the muscle cell and to every sarcomere " Triads: • DEF: Successive groupings of three membranous structures (Terminal cisterna, t-tubule, terminal cisterna) • Triad Relationships o Integral proteins in these regions act as voltage centers ! Form voltage gated channels thru which calcium can be released from the SR cisternae o Sliding Filament Model of Contraction ! Contraction " DEF: The activation of myosin’s cross bridges ! Sliding filament model of contraction " DEF: During contraction the thin filaments slide past the thick ones so that the actin and myosin filaments overlap to a greater degree " Filaments are pulled toward the M line o Physiology of Skeletal Muscle Fibers ! Requirements for skeletal muscle fiber to contract " 1. Activation • Muscle fiber must be stimulated by a nerve ending • Membrane potential changes " 2. Must generate and action potential (AP) along the sarcolemma " 3. Rise in intracellular calcium levels ! The Nerve Stimulus and Events at the Neuromuscular Junction " Somatic motor neurons • DEF: Nerve cells that activate skeletal muscle fibers " Neuromuscular junction • DEF: Point where axons of a motor neuron form an elliptical junction with a single muscle fiber • One per muscle fiber " Synaptic cleft • DEF: Space separating the muscle fiber and axon terminal " Synaptic vesicles • DEF: Small membranous sacs containing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine " Acetylcholine (ACh) • DEF: Neurotransmitter for muscle cells " Junctional folds • DEF: Folds in the sarcolemma at the neuromuscular junction that increase the surface area for the ACh receptors located there " Acetylcholinesterase • DEF: Enzyme in the synaptic cleft that breaks down ACh preventing continued muscle fiber contraction " How a nerve stimulates skeletal muscle fibers • 1. AP arrives at axon terminal • 2. Voltage gated calcium channels open & calcium enters the axon terminal • 3. Calcium causes some synaptic vesicles to release ACh • 4. ACh diffuses accrose the synaptic cleft and binds to receptors on the sarcolemma • 5. Binding of ACh open ion channels allowing Na+ into and K+ out of the muscle fiber simultaneously o Membrane depolarization • 6. ACh brokendown by acetylcholinesterase in the synaptic cleft Muscles and Muscle Tissue – Part 2 • Generation of an AP Across the Sarcolemma o Sarcolemma = polarized o Steps: ! 1. Local depolarization and generation of an end plant potential " Binding of ACh opens calcium ion channels allowing Na+ and K+ to pass " Membrane depolarization • End Plate Potential o DEF: Local depolarization ! 2. Generation and propagation of the action potential " End plate potential spreads, opening voltage gated Na+ channels " Na+ enters cell and brings it to threshold • Threshold o DEF: The proper membrane voltage required to trigger an AP " AP propagated as the depolarization moves along and opens more Na+ gated channels ! 3. Repolarization " DEF: When the sarcolemma is restored to initial polarized state " Na+ channels close, K+ channels open o Refractory period ! DEF: The cell cannot be stimulated again until repolarization is complete • Excitation-Contraction Coupling o DEF: Sequence of events by which transmission of an action potential along the sarcolemma leads to the sliding of myofilaments o Occurs during the latent period ! Latent period " DEF: The period between AP initiation and the beginning of contraction • Summary of Channels Needed to Initiate Contraction o 1. Calcium entry in axon terminal triggers release of ACh o 2. ACh binds to ACh receptors triggering the opening of chemically gated Na+ / K+ channels o 3. Local depolarization opens voltage gated Na+ channels in the neighboring sarcolemma. Futher depolarization opens more channels along the sarcolemma o 4. Transmission of AP along T-tubules leads to the release of calcium from the SR • Muscle Fiber Contraction: Cross Bridge Activity o Steps: ! 1. AP is propagated along the sarcolemma and down the t-tubules ! 2. Calcium ions released from SR ! 3. Calcium binds to troponin and removes the blocking action of tropomyosin ! 4. Contraction begins " Cross bridge formation process: • 1. Cross bridge formation o Energized myosin head binds actin • 2. Power stroke o ADP Pi released changing myosin head shape o Pulls actin toward M line • 3. Cross bridge detachment o ATP binds myosin head o Myosin detaches from actin • 4. Cocking of myosin head o ATP hydrolyzed o Myosin prepped for cross bridge formation • Contraction of A Skeletal Muscle o Muscle tension ! DEF: Force exerted by a contraction muscle on an object o Load ! DEF: The opposing force exerted on the muscle by the weight of the object to be moved o The Motor Unit ! DEF: Consists of a motor neuron and all the muscle fibers it innervates ! Number of muscle fibers innervated can vary ! Stimulation of one motor unit results in contraction of the entire muscle o The Muscle Twitch ! Myogram " DEF: A graphic recording of contractile activity ! Muscle twitch " DEF: The response of a motor unit to a single AP of its motor unit ! Phases: " 1. Latent period • First few milliseconds following EC coupling • Muscle tension begins to increase, no response on myogram " 2. Period of contraction • When cross bridges form • Myogram peaks " 3. Period of relaxation • Initiated by reentry of Ca into SR • Myogram declines o Graded Muscle Responses ! DEF: Variations in strength of muscle contractions ! Way they are graded: " 1. Changing the frequency of stimulation " 2. Changing the strength of stimulation ! Muscle Response to Changes in Stimulus Frequency " Wave Summation • DEF: The second twitch appears to ride on the shoulders on the first wave • Cause: o The second contraction occurs before the muscle has completely relaxed " Incomplete Tetanus • DEF: A sustained but quivering contraction • Cause: o The stimulus is held constant and the muscle is stimulated at an increasingly faster rate with relaxation time decreasing more and more " Complete Tetanus • DEF: All evidence of relaxation disappears and the contractions fuse into a smooth, sustained contraction plateau • Cause: o Stimulation frequency increases until maximum muscle tension is reached ! Muscle Response to Changes in Stimulus Strength " Recruitment • DEF: Controls the force of contraction by calling upon more or less muscle fibers " Subthreshold stimuli • DEF: Stimuli that produce no observable contractions " Threshold stimulus • DEF: The stimulus at which the first observable contraction occurs " Maximal stimulus • DEF: The strongest stimulus that produces increased contractile force o Muscle Tone ! DEF: Relaxed muscles are almost always slightly contracted ! Keeps the muscle healthy and ready for contraction o Isotonic and Isometric Contractions ! Isotonic contractions " DEF: Muscle length changes and moves the load • Load < Force of contraction " Types: • 1. Concentric contractions o Muscle shortend and does work • 2. Eccentric contractions o The muscle generates force and lengthens ! Isometric contractions " DEF: Muscle length does not change, load is not moved • Load > Force of contraction • Muscle Metabolism o Providing Energy for Contraction ! Regeneration of ATP " 1. Direct phosphorylation of ADP by creatine phosphate (CP) • CP + ADP ! Creatine + ATP • EZ: Creatine kinase • Lasts 14-16 secs " 2. Glycolysis • Glucose ! 2 ATP + Lactic acid • Lasts 60 secs " 3. Aerobic respiration • Glucose ! 32 ATP + CO2 + O2 • Lasts Hours ! Energy Systems Used During Sports Activities " Aerobic Endurance • DEF: The length of time a muscle can continue to contract using aerobic pathways " Anaerobic Threshold • DEF: The point at which muscle metabolism converts to anaerobic glycolysis Smooth Muscle • Microscopic Structure of Smooth Muscle Fibers o Spindle shaped cells o Arranged in sheets ! Longitudinal layer " Muscle fibers run parallel to the long axis of the organ ! Circular layer " Muscle fibers run around the circumference of the organ o Peristalsis ! DEF: Alternating of contraction relaxation resulting in propulsive movement o Varicosities ! DEF: Bulbous swellings that release neurotransmitters o Diffuse junctions


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