Contraction and Relaxation of Collagen Fibres


PARTRIDGE1 reported that tendons from the tail of the rat loaded with small lead shot at above 60° C. in distilled water first shorten and thereafter lengthen, that is, contract and relax.

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    Partridge, S. M., Biochem. J., 43, 387 (1948).

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    Banga, I., Nature, 172, 1099 (1953).

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BANGA, I., BALÓ, J. & SZABÓ, D. Contraction and Relaxation of Collagen Fibres. Nature 174, 788–789 (1954) doi:10.1038/174788a0

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