X-ray Diffraction from Living Striated Muscle during Contraction

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FOR some time X-ray diffraction techniques have been used to study living muscle in the resting state1–4. Using a modified Franks's type of small-angle camera5,6 and a Hilger microfocus X-ray generator, it has been possible for the first time to record equatorial and meridional X-ray reflexions from striated muscle during contraction as well as during rest.

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ELLIOTT, G., LOWY, J. & MILLMAN, B. X-ray Diffraction from Living Striated Muscle during Contraction. Nature 206, 1357–1358 (1965). https://doi.org/10.1038/2061357a0

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