Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Muscle Biophysics

From Molecules to Cells

Editors: Rassier, Dilson (Ed.)

  • 1. Chapters contributed by world leaders in their field
  • 2. Material covers an updated, comprehensive inclusion of techniques in both cell and molecular biophysiology
  • 3. Represents an excellent source of information for readers intending to understand the mechanics of muscle contraction
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Muscle contraction has been the focus of scientific investigation for more than two centuries, and major discoveries have changed the field over the years. This book centers mostly on mechanical studies, dealing with force production and regulation; it gathers studies performed by scientists who have used diverse muscle techniques, and who have shaped the field of muscle contraction throughout the past years. Starting with theoretical approaches to understand myosin molecule function and energetics, this book covers experimental work performed with single molecules, and discusses results from studies investigating basic mechanisms of contraction, using (mostly in order of appearance) isolated sarcomeres, myofibrils, and fibers are presented. The last chapters summarize studies investigating the effects of acute and chronic adaptations, including weakness and muscle disease. Muscle Biophysics represents an excellent source of information for readers intending to understand the mechanics of muscle contraction, and is a fascinating collection of chapters that will hopefully stimulate young investigators to pursue research in this exciting field of research.

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From the reviews:

“This text is ideally suited for muscle neurophysiologists interested in doing lab research aimed to study the strength of contraction of the actinmyosin units of skeletal and cardiac myofilaments. … This text is ideal for neurophysiologists and mycologists who have any interest in recordings. I also recommend it for those who work with muscle spindles … .” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, December, 2013)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Striated Muscles: From Molecules to Cells

    Rassier, Dilson E.

    Pages 1-6

  • Contractile Performance of Striated Muscle

    Edman, K. A. P.

    Pages 7-40

  • Energy Economy in the Actomyosin Interaction: Lessons from Simple Models

    Lehman, Steven L.

    Pages 41-55

  • A Strain-Dependency of Myosin Off-Rate Must Be Sensitive to Frequency to Predict the B-Process of Sinusoidal Analysis

    Palmer, Bradley M.

    Pages 57-75

  • Electron Microscopic Visualization of the Cross-Bridge Movement Coupled with ATP Hydrolysis in Muscle Thick Filaments in Aqueous Solution, Reminiscences and Future Prospects

    Sugi, Haruo

    Pages 77-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Muscle Biophysics
Book Subtitle
From Molecules to Cells
Editors
  • Dilson Rassier
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
682
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6366-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6366-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6365-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2663-9
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 354
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