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1Lab 4-The Muscular System7-11 Muscle cells are involved in every movement that our bodies perform.When muscles are stimulated they canshorten to produce movementrelax to allow the body part to return to its original lengthMuscles must be pulled back to their original length either by gravity or by opposing muscles, called “antagonistic muscles”
2Lab 4-The Muscular System There are 3 types of muscles:Skeletal musclesCardiac musclesSmooth muscles
3Lab 4-The Muscular System Skeletal musclesattach to the bones of our skeleton and provide strength and mobility for our bodyCardiac musclefound in the heart; this muscle pumps blood throughout the bodySmooth musclesfound in most internal organs
4Lab 4-The Muscular System Muscles may also be classified asvoluntary (muscles over which we have conscious control)involuntary (muscles over which we have no conscious control)
5Skeletal Muscle Is also called Striated or Voluntary muscle they have striations (or stripes) which are caused by alternating dark and light “bands”bands are composed of tightly packed contractile proteins called myofilamentsMyofilaments composed of actin and myosinare multinucleatedcells are arranged in a parallel fashionare responsible for all locomotion and manipulationthey enable us to respond quickly to changes in the external environment
6Skeletal Muscle Summary Key words to remember are striated, and voluntaryMuscle fibers are long, cylindrical and multinucleatedFibers are structurally and functionally independent of each otherMuscle can contract rapidly but tires easily and requires rest after short periods of activity
7Cardiac Muscle Cells are striated BUT, (unlike skeletal muscle), the cells are short, fat, branched and interconnectedHave specialized areas called intercalated disks where the cells connect with each otherThese connections allow cardiac muscle to work as a single, coordinated unitusually contracts at a steady rate set by the heart’s pacemaker, but neural controls allow for a faster beat for brief periods (i.e. when you perform intense activities)
8Cardiac Muscle Summary Key words to remember are involuntary and intercalated disksMuscle is highly resistant to fatigue
9Smooth MuscleCells are shorter than skeletal and cardiac muscle cellsCells do not have striations (thus they are called smooth muscle)Cells have fewer contractile proteins (thus no striations)Cells are spindle shaped (thicker in the middle and tapered at each end); each cell has a centrally located nucleusAre found in the walls of hollow visceral organs (i.e. stomach, intestines, bladder, blood vessels)role is to force fluids and other substances through body channels
10Smooth Muscle SummaryKey words to remember are visceral, nonstriated, and involuntaryCells are short and spindle shapedmuscle contractions are slow and sustained,
11Skeletal Muscle Contraction Contractile proteins or myofilaments, called actin and myosin, slide past each other using energy from ATP molecules.These myofilaments produce alternating light and dark areas called striationsThe Z-line is a thin, dark line where sets of actin myofilaments are woven togetherThe space between 2 Z-lines is called a sarcomere; a sarcomere is the smallest contractile unit of a muscle fiber
12The Z-line is a thin, dark line where sets of actin myofilaments are woven together The space between 2 Z-lines is called a sarcomereA sarcomere is the smallest contractile unit of a muscle fiber
13Muscle ContractionIn order for a muscle to contract, its cells must be stimulated by a nerveThe motor neuron secretes acetylcholine (ACh) at the neuromuscular junction (the space where the motor neuron and muscle cell meet).ACh is a neurotransmitter--a chemical which can either stimulate or inhibit another “excitable” cell (either a nerve cell or a muscle cell)
14Muscle ContractionThe ACh diffuses across the space between the neuron and the muscle cell (called the synaptic cleft) and binds to receptor sites on the muscle cell membrane.The ACh binding causes the muscle cell membrane to generate an electrical impulse which travels along the cell membrane and along the T-tubules (cylindrical extensions of the cell membrane which travel into the interior parts of the cell)the function of the T-tubules is to allow the electrical impulse to quickly travel to all cell parts
15The T-tubules are in close contact with the sarcoplasmic reticulum. Muscle ContractionThe T-tubules are in close contact with the sarcoplasmic reticulum.The sarcoplasmic reticulum stores calcium.The electrical impulse triggers the release of calcium from the sarcoplasmic reticulum so the muscle can contract.Relaxation of a muscle cell occurs when nerve cell stimulation stops.
16Energy Use by Muscle Cells Muscle contraction requires energyATP is the muscle’s energy sourceTypically muscle cells store enough ATP for only seconds of heavy activity. After this, muscles must rely on stored glycogen.Glycogen is broken down (a process called glycolysis).
17Energy Use by Muscle Cells Glucose molecules are removed from the glycogen and the cell uses the glucose to synthesize more ATP.Part of the glucose breakdown process can be done anaerobically. This is a fast process but only yields 2 ATP molecules per glucose molecule.It also produces lactic acid as a waste product which can make muscles sore.
18Energy Use by Muscle Cells The most efficient, but much slower, process for energy production is aerobic metabolism. This yields 36 ATP molecules from 1 molecule of glucose. Carbon dioxide is produced as a waste product.
19Gross Anatomy of Skeletal Muscle Individual muscle fibers are wrapped and held together by several different layers of connective tissueThe outermost layer is called the epimysium and surrounds the whole muscle.The fibers within the muscle are grouped into fascicles or bundles and resemble a bunch of sticks.The perimysium surrounds each fascicle.The individual muscle fibers are surrounded by the endomysium.
20Gross Anatomy of Skeletal Muscle Each of the connective tissue coverings are continuous with the other ones and also with the tendons located at the end of the muscle.Tendons attach muscle to bone.
21MovememtIf the muscle spans a joint, one bone moves while the other one remains stationarythe muscle’s origin is on the bone which does not movethe insertion is on the bone which movesTerms used to describe movement are on page 48 of your lab manual. You need to know the bulleted terms.
22REMINDER 1. There are 4 slides to look at: Learn muscle tissues using the slides.Learn the motor nerve ending slide.2. Learn the microstructure of muscles using models and the diagrams.3. Learn the location and function of selected muscles in tables 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3.4. Perform the muscle physiology experiments on page 58.5. Complete the chart on page 59.