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Excitation Contraction Coupling

"Excitation Contraction Coupling" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A process fundamental to muscle physiology whereby an electrical stimulus or action potential triggers a myocyte to depolarize and contract. This mechanical muscle contraction response is regulated by entry of calcium ions into the cell.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Excitation Contraction Coupling" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Excitation Contraction Coupling" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 18 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2012 and 2014
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.