Muscle and Nonmuscle Motility - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126730012, 9781483264646

Muscle and Nonmuscle Motility

1st Edition

Editors: Alfred Stracher
eBook ISBN: 9781483264646
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1983
Page Count: 386
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Muscle and Nonmuscle Motility, Volume 1 is concerned with the study of the contraction and the mechanism of movement of muscle cells in a variety of biological systems. The volume examines contractility and cell structure and surfaces. The chapters contained in the book deal with the organizational aspects of muscle structure and muscle contraction. Cell biologists and biochemists will find the book a valuable source of information.

Table of Contents

Contents Contributors Preface Contents of Volume 2

  1. Molecular Basis of Contraction in Cross-Striated Muscles and Relevance to Motile Mechanisms in Other Cells I. Introduction II. Structure of Muscle Fibers III. Protein Components of the Filaments IV. Changes in the Band Pattern of Muscle during Contraction and Stretch V. Molecular Structure of the Filaments VI. Molecular Changes during Contraction and in Rigor VII. Some Biochemical and Physiological Implications of the Structural Results VIII. Structural Details of the Cross-Bridge Mechanism IX. Outstanding Problems and Future Work References
  2. Macromolecular Assembly of Myosin I. Introduction II. Assembly of Myosin Filaments III. Assembly of Copolymers of Different Myosins (Hybridization) References
  3. Macromolecular Assembly of Actin I. Introduction II. G-F Transformation of Actin III. Structure of F-Actin IV. Conformation and Interaction of Actin Monomer V. Interaction of F-Actin with Regulatory Proteins and Myosin VI. Actin and Motility VII. Concluding Remarks References
  4. Regulation of Contractility I. Introduction II. One Aspect of the Troponin Mechanism: The Role of Troponin T III. General Aspects of the Regulatory Mechanism in Vertebrate Smooth Muscle IV. Characteristics of Aorta Leiotonin V. Troponin in Ascidian Smooth Muscle VI. A Regulatory Factor in Slime Mold VII. Concluding Remarks References
  5. The Regulation of Cytoplasmic Ca2+ Concentration in Muscle and Nonmuscle Cells I. Introduction II. The Sarcoplasmic Reticulum of Skeletal Muscle III. The Transport of Ca2+ by Cardiac Sarcoplasmic Reticulum IV. The Ca2+ Transport Activities of Cardiac Sarcolemma V. Smooth Muscle VI. The Regulation of Cytoplasmic Ca2+ Concentration in Nonmuscle Cells


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Alfred Stracher

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