Human muscle fibres, diagram

Human muscle fibres, diagram

C014/7247 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 60.2MB

Downloadable file size: 1.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CLAUS LUNAU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Human muscle fibres. Diagram showing the structure of human muscles from the cellular to the macroscopic level. At lower right, muscle cells contain many myofibrils, organelles that are composed of units (sarcomeres) of actin and myosin bound together end to end. It is the contraction of these units (red arrows, bottom right) that occurs when muscles contract. The myofibrils are secured at either end to the cell membrane. Many cells are then bound together to form a muscle fibre (middle) and many fibres are in turn bound to form muscle tissue (top). Layers of muscle are shown on the human figure at upper left.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: actin, anatomical, anatomy, artwork, biochemical, biochemistry, biological, biology, cellular, contractile, contraction, cut out, cut outs, cut-out, cut-outs, cutout, cutouts, diagram, expanded, fiber, fibre, fibres, fibril, fibrils, human, human body, illustration, inset, insets, macroscopic, male, man, microscopic, muscle fibre, muscle tissue, muscles, muscular system, musculature, myofibril, myofibrils, myosin, people, person, physiological, physiology, running, sarcomere, sarcomeres, structural, structure, tissue, white background

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.