Movement in living organisms is achieved by many different mechanisms of which muscle contraction is one of the most studied and best understood. Nevertheless, the precise details of muscle action at the molecular level are still being evaluated. This book provides a concise account of our understanding to date.
|Edition description:||2nd ed. 1993|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents
Introduction. Gross anatomy and physiology. Muscle cells. Contractile proteins. Mechanism of ATP hydrolysis. Crossbridge structure and function. Mechanochemical coupling. Molecular basis of regulation. In vitro motility assays. Problems and prospects. Appendix. References. Index.