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Statistical modeling of the myosin lattice in vertabrate muscle
Author(s): C. H. Yoon; R. P. Millane; N. D. Blakeley; A. Goyal
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Paper Abstract

Myosin filaments are important components of striated muscle and pack in a two-dimensional array. The array can be imaged by electron microscopy of thin cross-sections which shows, for many species, that the filaments adopt two orientations with an interesting statistical distribution. Analysis of the micrographs and Monte Carlo modelling shows that the disorder maps to a frustrated Ising model.

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Date Published: 28 February 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6498, Computational Imaging V, 64981C (28 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.722163
Show Author Affiliations
C. H. Yoon, Univ. of Canterbury (New Zealand)
R. P. Millane, Univ. of Canterbury (New Zealand)
N. D. Blakeley, Univ. of Canterbury (New Zealand)
A. Goyal, Univ. of Canterbury (New Zealand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6498:
Computational Imaging V
Charles A. Bouman; Eric L. Miller; Ilya Pollak, Editor(s)

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