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Capillary muscle

Abstract : The contraction of a muscle generates a force that decreases when increasing the contraction velocity. This “hyperbolic” force–velocity relationship has been known since the seminal work of A. V. Hill in 1938 [Hill AV (1938) Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 126(843):136–195]. Hill’s heuristic equation is still used, and the sliding-filament theory for the sarcomere [Huxley H, Hanson J (1954) Nature 173(4412):973–976; Huxley AF, Niedergerke R (1954) Nature 173(4412):971–973] suggested how its different parameters can be related to the molecular origin of the force generator [Huxley AF (1957) Prog Biophys Biophys Chem 7:255–318; Deshcherevskiĭ VI (1968) Biofizika 13(5):928–935]. Here, we develop a capillary analog of the sarcomere obeying Hill’s equation and discuss its analogy with muscles.
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Caroline Cohen, Timothée Mouterde, David Quéré, Christophe Clanet. Capillary muscle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, National Academy of Sciences, 2015, 112 (20), pp.6301-6306. ⟨10.1073/pnas.1419315112⟩. ⟨hal-01179572⟩



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