The structural significance of the cross striae and their relationship to the function of skeletal and cardiac muscles are unknown, even though the problem has been investigated for more than a hundred years. The factors resulting in the formation of periodic stratification in gels of concentric rings and spirals in agate and gelatin (Liesegang,1 Hardy,2 Ostwald3 and many others) and the periodic bands in specially prepared gelatin in films and cylindric columns in test tubes (Hatschek,4 Bradford,5 Küster,6 Hughes7) are still under investigation. Recently Raman and Subbaramiah8 and others have presented evidence that the Liesegang phenomenon may be interpreted in terms of a wave effect. No experimental attempt heretofore has been made to study comparatively the microscopic striations produced in specially prepared gels in microcapillary glass tubules and the cross striae of muscle. Evidence is presented that there is an underlying physiochemical
CAREY EJ. LIESEGANG AND MUSCLE PRESSURE WAVES: EFFECTS OF MICROCAPILLARITY ON MICROCOMPRESSIONAL WAVES OF PHYSIOCHEMICAL CHANGES CAUSING LIESEGANG AND MUSCLE STRIAE. JAMA. 1940;114(9):753–755. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1940.02810090031009
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