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Myopathic Disorders » Muscle Fiber Types » Biochemistry of Skeletal Muscle Contraction Muscle Contraction Depolarization Metabolic Sequence Calcium Regulation of Muscle Contraction Histology of Skeletal Muscle Chemistry of Skeletal Muscle Muscle Cramps » Extra cellular Matrix composed of many different molecular components, consisting mostly of collagens, proteoglycans, and glycosaminoglycans Matrix metalloproteinases enzymes that digest collagen … Read more

Hyaluronic Acid

(see also: osteoarthritis of the knee) Discussion hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan found in synovial fluid & cartilage; complex sugar (not a protein) ancient molecule, highly conserved- identical function acts as lubricant and shock absorber; acts as barrier permitting metabolites to pass thru it by diffusion but resists penetration by bacteria and other infectious agents; … Read more