Contents. List of Contributors. Preface (L. Barr and G.J. Christ). Mechanics of Smooth Muscle (R.A. Meiss). Regulation of Smooth Muscle Contraction (W.T. Gerthoffer and J.K. Larsen). Changes in the Composition of Myosin Isoforms in Smooth Muscle Hypertrophy Following Urinary Bladder Outlet Obstruction (S.K. Chacko, M. DiSanto, Y. Zheng, and A.J. Wein). CA2+ Response Pathways in Smooth Muscle Contraction (I. Gorenne and R.S. Moreland). Ptoential Signal Mediators for CASensitization of Smooth Muscle Contraction: RHO-Associated Kinase, Atypical Protein Kinase C, and Arachidonic Acid (S. Kobayashi, N.T. Ikeda, K. Mogami, M. Ito, T. Nakano, M. Ohmura, and Y. Yoshimoto). Calcium Signaling in Smooth Muscle (B. Himpens, L. Missiaen, and R. Casteels). Cyclic Nucleotides in Smooth Muscle (T.M. Lincoln, N.J. Boerth, and P. Komalavilas). Structure and Function of the Myometrium (V. Jain, G.R. Saade, and R.E. Garfield). Properties, Regulation, and Role of Potassium Channels of Smooth Muscle (W.C. Cole and O.C. Chomienne). Inward Currents in Smooth Muscle (S.M. Sims and G.R. Wade). The Neural Control of Smooth Muscle (G.J. Christ and L. Barr). The Path of Intercellular Communication: Gap Junctions (P. Brink and L. Barr). Index.