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The cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber.

sar′co·plas·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk), sar′co·plas′mic (-mĭk) adj.


(Anatomy) the cytoplasm of a muscle fibre
ˌsarcoˈplasmic adj


(ˈsɑr kəˌplæz əm)

the cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber.
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Noun1.sarcoplasm - the cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber
cytol, cytoplasm - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
myofibril, myofibrilla, sarcostyle - one of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber
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channel on the endoplasmic reticulum (or sarcoplasmic reticulum in muscle cells).
The faster pH decline caused denaturation of sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar proteins, resulting in reduced water holding capacity [23].
The RYR1 gene encodes the skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor, which serves as a calcium release channel of the sarcoplasmic reticulum as well as a bridging structure connecting the sarcoplasmic reticulum and transverse tubule.
Under normal conditions, GPBB can tightly integrate with the sarcoplasmic reticulum in myocardial cells in the form of GPBB glycogen complex, which cannot be broken down easily.
2015) can lead to the absence of dystrophin in the sarcoplasmic membrane of the muscle cells and cause its rupture, calcium influx and subsequent activation of endogenous protease with activation of inflammatory cascade, and consequent necrosis and replacement of muscle tissue by adipose and fibrous tissue (DILAYLA & ABREU, 2015).
Glycogen phosphorylase (GP) is bound to glycogen in sarcoplasmic reticulum and catalyzes the first step of glycogenolysis after activation, which involves the separation of glucose-1-phosphate from glycogen.
Shigenobu, Possible Action of Cyclopiazonic Acid on Myocardial Sarcoplasmic Reticulum: Inotropic Effects on Neonatal and Adult Rat Heart, J.
Muscle-type MM creatine kinase is specifically boundto sarcoplasmic reticulum and can support Ca2+ uptake and regulate local ATP/ADP ratios.
In particular, alcoholic myopathy is characterized by decreased protein synthesis (Steiner and Lang 2015) of both myofibrillar and sarcoplasmic proteins (Preedy and Peters 1988).
It depends on the efficient release of calcium from sarcoplasmic reticulum which was not affected in fast muscles.
Caffeine may also affect performance via both central and peripheral mechanisms by altering pain and effort perception (13), calcium kinetics in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (1,35), and sodium/potassium ATPase pump activity (29) among other potential mechanisms (18).
Jones (1996) has proposed that the primary mechanism responsible for LFF is a decrease in calcium release from sarcoplasmic reticulum that affects E-C coupling process.