What holds the heart together: Optical tweezers unveil a secret of muscle power

Our hearts beat a life long. With every beat our heart muscle contracts and expands. How this can work throughout an entire life remains largely a mystery. Researchers have now measured the forces acting between the building blocks titin and ?-actinin which stabilize the muscle….

Our hearts beat a life long. With every beat our heart muscle contracts and expands. How this can work throughout an entire life remains largely a mystery. Researchers have now measured the forces acting between the building blocks titin and ?-actinin which stabilize the muscle….