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Perspectives in Physiology

Mechanism of Muscular Contraction

Authors: Rall, Jack A.

  • Describes the evolution of muscular contraction concepts since the discovery of sliding filaments
  • Includes detailed scientific histories of principal investigators in the field
  • Features information on contraction coupling and the role of calcium in contraction and relaxation
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This book describes the evolution of ideas relating to the mechanism of muscular contraction since the discovery of sliding filaments in 1954. An amazing variety of experimental techniques have been employed to investigate the mechanism of muscular contraction and relaxation. Some background of these various techniques is presented in order to gain a fuller appreciation of their strengths and weaknesses. Controversies in the muscle field are discussed along with some missed opportunities and false trails.

The pathway to ATP and the high energy phosphate bond will be discussed, as well as the discovery of myosin, contraction coupling and the emergence of cell and molecular biology in the muscle field. Numerous figures from original papers are also included for readers to see the data that led to important conclusions.

This book is published on behalf of the American Physiological Society by Springer. Access to APS books published with Springer is free to APS members.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Setting the Stage: Myosin, Actin, Actomyosin and ATP

    Rall, Jack A.

    Pages 1-27

  • Birth of the Sliding Filament Model of Muscular Contraction: Proposal

    Rall, Jack A.

    Pages 29-57

  • Glory Days: Establishment of the Sliding Filament Model of Muscular Contraction in the 1950s and 1960s

    Rall, Jack A.

    Pages 59-104

  • Excitation-Contraction Coupling and the Role of Calcium in Contraction and Relaxation in the 1950s and 1960s

    Rall, Jack A.

    Pages 105-154

  • Mechanics and Energetics of Muscular Contraction: Before Sliding Filaments and into the Modern Era

    Rall, Jack A.

    Pages 155-209

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2007-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2006-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4336-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanism of Muscular Contraction
Authors
Series Title
Perspectives in Physiology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
American Physiological Society
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2007-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2007-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2006-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4336-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 471
Number of Illustrations and Tables
145 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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