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The longitudinal muscle of the body wall of Isostichopus badionotus may be considered a model for excitation-contraction coupling in echinoderm muscle. Other echinoderm muscles are reviewed by comparison with the model. Echinoderm muscle is also of interest as a model for ‘mutable collagenous tissue’; however, in that tissue, Ca2+ has been proposed to function both in living control systems and in regulation of non-living interstitial substance.
Hill, R. B. (2001). Role of Ca2+ in excitation-contraction coupling in echinoderm muscle: comparison with role in other tissues. Journal of Experimental Biology, 204, 897-908. Retrieved from http://jeb.biologists.org/content/204/5/897
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