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Passive viscoelastic response of striated muscles

Abstract : Muscle cells with sarcomeric structure exhibit highly nontrivial passive mechanical response. The difficulty of its continuum modeling is due to the presence of long-range interactions transmitted by extended protein skeleton. To build a rheological model for muscle 'material' we use a stochastic micromodel and derive a linear response theory for a half-sarcomere. Instead of the first order rheological equation, anticipated by A.V. Hill on the phenomenological grounds, we obtain a novel second order equation. We use the values of the microscopic parameters for frog muscles to show that the proposed rheological model is in excellent quantitative agreement with physiological experiments.
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Submitted on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 5:42:39 PM
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  • HAL Id : hal-03100743, version 1
  • ARXIV : 1906.08603


Fabio Staniscia, Lev Truskinovsky. Passive viscoelastic response of striated muscles. 2021. ⟨hal-03100743⟩



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