Mechanisms of Work Production and Work Absorption in Muscle

Mechanisms of Work Production and Work Absorption in Muscle

by Haruo Sugi
     
 

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'In contrast to common practice, we have always tried to include as many discussions held at the meeting in our proceedings as possible, so as to enable readers to properly evaluate each paper presented, as well as to learn of future prospects in this field of research. Although the policy of including discussions occasions a long publication delay, we believe that

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'In contrast to common practice, we have always tried to include as many discussions held at the meeting in our proceedings as possible, so as to enable readers to properly evaluate each paper presented, as well as to learn of future prospects in this field of research. Although the policy of including discussions occasions a long publication delay, we believe that it is worth repeating in our future publication, as we have met a number of young investigators fascinated by the discussions in our proceedings....
In the concluding remarks in this volume, Dr. Hugh E. Huxley, a principal architect of the sliding filament mechanism of muscle contraction, states that the molecular mechanism of myofilament sliding remains mysterious to all of us. We hope that this volume will stimulate muscle investigators to design and perform novel experiments to clarify the mysteries in muscle contraction.'
Haruo Sugi and Gerald H. Pollack, excerpted from the Preface.

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Presents the proceedings of a symposium held in October 1997, which includes 61 contributions and three general discussions. Organized in seven sections, a sample of topics includes: linear and rotary molecular motors, hydrodynamic properties of water in contractile system, role of calcium and crossbridges in modulation of rates of force, spacing changes in the actin and myosin filaments during activation and their implications, implications of quantal motor action in biological systems, alterations of myocardial contraction associated with a structural heart defect in embryonic chicks, and efficiency of skeletal and cardiac muscle. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468460414
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
03/21/2012
Series:
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Series, #453
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.05(d)

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