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muscle filament sliding (GO:0030049)
Annotations: Rat: (9) Mouse: (10) Human: (40) Chinchilla: (5) Bonobo: (8) Dog: (8) Squirrel: (7) Pig: (8)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
muscle filament sliding +   
The sliding of actin thin filaments and myosin thick filaments past each other in muscle contraction. This involves a process of interaction of myosin located on a thick filament with actin located on a thin filament. During this process ATP is split and forces are generated.
negative regulation of muscle contraction +   
positive regulation of muscle contraction +   
regulation of muscle contraction +   
smooth muscle contraction +   
striated muscle contraction +   

Definition Sources: GOC:mah, GOC:mtg_muscle, ISBN:0815316194

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