How muscle contraction strengthens tendons

Elife. 2019 Jan 24;8:e44149. doi: 10.7554/eLife.44149.


The force generated by muscles leads to signaling that helps to shape nearby tendon precursor cells.

Keywords: Danio rerio; cell biology; developmental biology; mechanical force; mechanotransduction; myotendinous junction; tendon; tenocyte; zebrafish.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Muscle Contraction*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
  • Tendons / physiology*
  • Zebrafish