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Zoophysiology

Calcium in Muscle Activation

A Comparative Approach

Authors: Rüegg, Johann C.

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This book offers a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to excitation-contraction-coupling in smooth and striated mus­ cles, including the myocardium. It is an account of the path­ ways and mechanisms by which cellular calcium is handled and activates the contractile proteins. It also describes how these mechanisms are adapted in various kinds of muscle to meet specific functional requirements, such as speed or economy. This monograph then presents facts, ideas and theories and the evidence on which they are based, and ifit stimulates others and furthers research, it will have served its purpose. All of the chapters are self-contained and may be read in any order, but readers unfamiliar with muscle are recommended to start with the introductory chapter on excitation and contraction. During all the years of writing this book, I received enormous help from Isolde Berger who corrected, edited and transformed my innumerable notes and drafts into a readable manuscript; she also compiled the list of references and the Subject Index. I owe a great debt of gratitude to her and also to Claudia Zeugner, who prepared the figures with expertise and care. Then I would like to thank the Deutsche F orschungs­ gemeinschaft and the Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung for supporting the work of my Department which has been reported in this monograph. A great many people contributed with helpful discussions.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-2

    Rüegg, Johann Caspar, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Muscle Excitation and Contraction

    Pages 3-27

    Rüegg, Johann Caspar, M.D., Ph.D.

  • The Sarcoplasmic Reticulum: Storage and Release of Calcium

    Pages 29-58

    Rüegg, Johann Caspar, M.D., Ph.D.

  • The Dependence of Muscle Contraction and Relaxation on the Intracellular Concentration of Free Calcium Ions

    Pages 59-81

    Rüegg, Johann Caspar, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Troponin, the On-Off Switch of Muscle Contraction in Striated Muscle

    Pages 83-113

    Rüegg, Johann Caspar, M.D., Ph.D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Calcium in Muscle Activation
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Approach
Authors
Series Title
Zoophysiology
Series Volume
19
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-96981-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-96981-2
Series ISSN
0720-1842
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 300
Number of Illustrations
63 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published as volume 19 in the series: Zoophysiology
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