Slow motor neuron stimulation of locust skeletal muscle : model and measurement

Wilson, Emma Denise and Rustighi, Emiliano and Newland, Philip L and Mace, Brian R (2013) Slow motor neuron stimulation of locust skeletal muscle : model and measurement. Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology, 12 (3). 581–596. ISSN 1617-7940

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The isometric force response of the locust hind leg extensor tibia muscle to stimulation of a slow extensor tibia motor neuron is experimentally investigated, and a mathematical model describing the response presented. The measured force response was modelled by considering the ability of an existing model, developed to describe the response to the stimulation of a fast extensor tibia motor neuron and to also model the response to slow motor neuron stimulation. It is found that despite large differences in the force response to slow and fast motor neuron stimulation, which could be accounted for by the differing physiology of the fibres they innervate, the model is able to describe the response to both fast and slow motor neuron stimulation. Thus, the presented model provides a potentially generally applicable, robust, simple model to describe the isometric force response of a range of muscles.

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Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology
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?? muscle modelisometric forcemotor neurongrasshoppermodelling and simulationmechanical engineeringbiotechnology ??
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