The longitudinal muscle of the body wall of Isostichopus badionotus may be considered a model for excitation-contraction coupling in echinoderm muscle. Other echinoderm muscles are reviewed by comparison with the model. Echinoderm muscle is also of interest as a model for ‘mutable collagenous tissue’; however, in that tissue, Ca(2+) has been proposed to function both in living control systems and in regulation of non-living interstitial substance.
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JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 March 2001
Role of Ca(2+) in excitation-contraction coupling in echinoderm muscle: comparison with role in other tissues
Online Issn: 1477-9145
Print Issn: 0022-0949
© 2001 by Company of Biologists
J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (5): 897–908.
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R.B. Hill; Role of Ca(2+) in excitation-contraction coupling in echinoderm muscle: comparison with role in other tissues. J Exp Biol 1 March 2001; 204 (5): 897–908. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.204.5.897
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