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Research Article

Head-Head Interactions of Resting Myosin Crossbridges in Intact Frog Skeletal Muscles, Revealed by Synchrotron X-Ray Fiber Diffraction

  • Kanji Oshima,

    Affiliation: Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan

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  • Yasunobu Sugimoto,

    Affiliation: Division of Biophysical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan

    Current address: Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

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  • Thomas C. Irving,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Katsuzo Wakabayashi mail

    waka@bpe.es.osaka-u.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Division of Biophysical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan

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  • Published: December 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052421

About the Authors

Kanji Oshima
Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan
Yasunobu Sugimoto, Katsuzo Wakabayashi
Division of Biophysical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Thomas C. Irving
Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: waka@bpe.es.osaka-u.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KO YS TI KW. Performed the experiments: KO YS TI KW. Analyzed the data: KO KW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KO YS TI KW. Wrote the paper: KO TI KW.