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Muscular Contraction - Robert M. Simmons

Muscular Contraction

By: Robert M. Simmons (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd January 2015
ISBN: 9780521417747
Number Of Pages: 314

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Composed of a set of chapters contributed by past and present collaborators of the Nobel laureate Sir Andrew Huxley, this book covers the areas of muscle research to which Huxley made major contributions. The purpose of the book is to discuss the way that muscles work, asking questions at a fundamental level about the molecular basis of muscle tone production and muscle contraction. The majority of the chapters are concerned with muscle physiology and the relation between structure and function. The process of activation of muscles is discussed, along with the mechanism of contraction itself. Although most of the book deals with vertebrate skeletal muscle, several chapters cover cardiac muscle. Also featured are two chapters discussing Sir Andrew's achievements in both nerve and muscle physiology.

Contributors
Preface
A. F. Huxley: an essay on his personality and his work on nerve physiology
A. F. Huxley's research on muscle
Ultra-slow, slow, intermediate and fast inactivation of human sodium channels
The structure of the triad: local stimulation experiments then and now
The calcium-induced calcium release mechanism in skeletal muscle and its modification by drugs
Hypodynamic tension changes in the frog heart
Regulation of contractile proteins in heart muscle
Differential activation of myofibrils during fatigue in twitch skeletal muscle fibres of the frog Hugo
High-speed digital imaging microscopy of isolated muscle cells Stuart
Inotropic mechanism of myocardium
Regulation of muscle contraction: dual role of calcium and cross-bridges
Fibre types in Xenopus muscle and their functional properties
An electron microscopists's role in experiments on isolated muscle fibres
Structural changes accompanying mechanical events in muscle contraction
Mechano-chemistry of negatively strained cross-bridges in skeletal muscle
The force response during steady lengthening of active single muscle fibres of the frog
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ISBN: 9780521417747
ISBN-10: 0521417740
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 23rd January 2015
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.79

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