Proteins and Cell Regulation

Myosins

A Superfamily of Molecular Motors

Editors: Coluccio, Lynne M. (Ed.)

  • Chapters are written by experts in the field
  • Represents a compilation of information regarding many different myosins
  • Comprehensive nature of chapters with introductory chapters dealing with all myosin classes; other chapters focus on one class
  • Timely and up-to-date
  • Fully referenced; moreover, index allows easy use as reference book
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Few would have predicted 20 years ago that myosins constitute a superfamily with at least two-dozen classes and that these molecular motors are involved in a multitude of intracellular activities including cell division, cell movement, intracellular transport and signal transduction. Application of state-of-the-art cellular and molecular biological, structural biological, genetic, biochemical and biophysical techniques has provided and continues to provide critical information regarding the structure–function relationship; and the cellular roles of various myosins in organisms as diverse as protozoa, yeast, plants and higher animals. The association of myosins with diseases including neurological disorders, immu- deficiencies, cardiomyopathies, hearing and vision loss testify to the importance of understanding the biochemical properties and cellular roles of myosins. The 16 chapters in this volume summarize the tremendous progress made in studying members of the myosin superfamily in recent years and offer critical insight into what future research will yield. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the authors of this volume. It was a pleasure to work with each of you and I thank you for the considerable efforts in making this international endeavor possible. I also thank John Trinick from the University of Leeds, UK, for the elegant montage of images of single molecules of myosins on the cover, which beautifully shows the structures of some of these amazing molecules. The able assistance of Marlies Vlot from Springer and Indumadhi Srinivasan from Integra Software Services for production of the book is greatly appreciated.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Structural And Functional Diversity Of The Myosin Family Of Actin-Based Molecular Motors

    Mooseker, Mark S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • Myosin Structure

    Holmes, Kenneth C.

    Pages 35-54

  • The Myosin Family: Biochemical And Kinetic Properties

    El-Mezgueldi, Mohammed (et al.)

    Pages 55-93

  • Myosin I

    Coluccio, Lynne M.

    Pages 95-124

  • Myosin Ii: Sarcomeric Myosins, The Motors Of Contraction In Cardiac And Skeletal Muscles

    Reggiani, Carlo (et al.)

    Pages 125-169

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Myosins
Book Subtitle
A Superfamily of Molecular Motors
Editors
  • Lynne M. Coluccio
Series Title
Proteins and Cell Regulation
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6519-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6519-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6516-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7656-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 477
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