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2003). Pairs of a‐actinin layers occur close together in longitudinal projection and give rise to three zigzag layers observed in electron micrographs, as shown by the model image superimposed on a corresponding electron micrograph (J). 48 SQUIRE ET AL. Fig. 13. The titin Z‐repeats and a Z‐band assembly model. The N‐termini of titin filaments from adjoining sarcomeres overlap in the Z‐band. This part of titin comprises a modular region of so‐called Z‐repeats, each about 45 residues long, the number of which is related to fiber type: 24 repeats occur in fast muscles, 57 occur in slow and cardiac muscles.
Clearly a swinging of the elongated attached head from 90 to 45 causes relative sliding of the myosin and actin filaments. An early test of the sliding filament model was the very careful measurement by Gordon et al. (1966) of the active tension produced by the muscle at different sarcomere lengths (Fig. 7B–D). If the myosin heads or crossbridges act as independent force generators, then, as the sarcomere length from 90 to 45 will cause relative sliding of the myosin and actin filaments. , 1966) is shown in (B, D).
The implication is that the perfect fourfold helical symmetry intrinsic to a filament with 28/13 symmetry fits in much better with a–actinin crosslinking in the Z‐band than does the 13/6 helix. It could even be that the a‐actinin and other Z‐band proteins pull the actin filament locally into the 28/13 geometry, whereas the rest of the actin filament, which does not make the same interactions, is closer to being that of a 13/6 helix. In summary, the actin and a‐actinin parts of the various vertebrate Z‐bands appear to be organized as subsets of the Z‐crystal structure.