sliding filament model

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The accepted model for contraction in striated muscle; the thick filaments (myosin) slide relative to the thin filaments in the sarcomere. None of the filaments changes in length but the amount of overlap increases and the I band becomes narrower while the A band remains the same.

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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