Cellular Aspects of Smooth Muscle Functionby C. Y. Kao, Mary E. Carsten
Pub. Date: 07/31/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Smooth muscles line many internal organs and, in general, are involved in moving fluids, and slurry around the body. They are controlled by the action of hormones, by nervous stimulation, and can be influenced by drugs. These factors act through a complex system of signals involving receptors, enzymes and inorganic ions. This book provides an up to date review of our understanding of smooth muscle. The focus is on ionic movements, and on electrical, biochemical, and mechanical events in contraction and relaxation and on the underlying structures.
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Table of Contents
Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Morphology of smooth muscle Giorgio Gabella; 2. Calcium homeostasis in smooth muscles Jonathan D. Miller and Mary E. Carsten; 3. Ionic currents in visceral smooth muscles C. Y. Kao; 4. Excitatory muscarinic regulation of ion channels smooth muscle Luke J. Janssen and Steven M. Sims; 5. Mechanics of smooth muscle contraction Richard A. Meiss; 6. Regulation of smooth muscle contraction by myosin phosphorylation R. Ann Word and Kristine Kamm; 7. Structure and function of the thin filament proteins of smooth muscle Joseph M. Chalovich and Gabriele Pfitzer; Index.
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