Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Titin Isoforms and Kinematics of Fast Swimming Carp Larvae (Cyprinus Carpio L.)

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Netherlands Journal of Zoology
For more content, see Archives Néerlandaises de Zoologie (Vol 1-17) and Animal Biology (Vol 53 and onwards).

Titin, a striated-muscle specific protein spanning the distance between Z- and M-lines of sarcomeres, is held responsible for developing passive tension and for maintaining the central position of thick filaments in contracting sarcomeres. Different muscles express titin isoforms of different molecular mass. To improve the insight in the relation between titin isoforms and kinematics of fast swimming at different ages the presence of carp larval muscle titin (Cyprinus carpio L.) was investigated and compared with data of adult carp. Gel-electrophoresis revealed that titin isoforms were larger in adult than in larval muscle. Apparently the molecular structure of titin changed during ontogeny. A previous study showed that the size of titin is correlated with the functioning of different muscles during swimming. Fish larvae (6.5-8 mm total length), subjected to low Reynolds-number regimes during swimming (Re < 500), require special features to overcome frictional effects. Fibres with smaller titin isoforms require more passive tension when being stretched. During fast swimming of larvae, passively stretched fibres at the convex side of the body axis absorb energy, generated by activity of fibres at the concave side, that is released in the successive opposite bending.

Affiliations: 1: Experimental Zoology Group, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences (WIAS), Wageningen University, Marijkeweg 40, 6709 PG Wageningen, The Netherlands, Niels Stensen Foundation, P.O. Box 20111, 1000 HC Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Netherlands Journal of Zoology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation