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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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Myosins

A Superfamily of Molecular Motors

Editors: Coluccio, Lynne (Ed.)

  • Comprehensive account of the current understanding of molecular motors
  • Compiled by a group of international experts on myosin motor structure and function
  • Crucial reference for investigators and students
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About this book

Myosins are molecular motors that use the energy from ATP hydrolysis to move and exert tension on actin filaments. Although the best-known myosin is myosin II, which powers skeletal muscle contraction, there are at least two dozen classes of myosins, and cells generally express multiple isoforms. Myosins are involved in multiple cellular activities including cell structure, cell migration, intracellular trafficking, and cell-cell contact.Importantly, loss of function and mutation are associated with diseases including myopathies, hearing impairment, glomerulosclerosis, and cancer. Written by international experts in myosin motors and the approaches used to study them, this book is expected to provide a comprehensive assessment of the current status of our understanding of the structure and molecular mechanism of myosins and their cellular roles.

About the authors

Lynne Coluccio, PhD, began her career at Boston University as a Principal Scientist at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute (BBRI) in 1996. After the institute was closed in 2013, she became a Research Associate in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the Boston University School of Medicine and has remained since then. While at the BBRI, she played a variety of roles on the committee including as a chair of the Faculty Search Committee and as a member of the Public Relations Committee. Throughout her she career she has mentored dozens of students who have gone into academia, medicine, teaching, and music.

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-38061-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Myosins
Book Subtitle
A Superfamily of Molecular Motors
Editors
  • Lynne Coluccio
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1239
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38062-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38062-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38061-8
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XI, 455
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 98 illustrations in colour
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