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Regulation of the Contractile Cycle in Smooth Muscle

Editors: Nakano, Takeshi, Hartshorne, David J. (Eds.)

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At the Mie International Symposium held in Japan in April 1994, leading scientists reviewed recent advances in the understanding of the contractile mechanism in smooth muscle. The present volume collects the papers presented at the symposium, summarizing the latest advances in smooth muscle function and emphasizing important components of the contraction-relaxation cycle. Topics include a discussion of the smooth muscle cell membrane, with emphasis on its ion channels; the regulation of cytosolic Ca2+ levels and the relationship to force in smooth muscle; aspects of the two key regulatory enzymes involved with myosin phosphorylation-dephosphorylation; the molecular basis for pharmacomechanical coupling in smooth muscle; developments in the basic contractile mechanisms involving the crossbridge cycle of tonic and phasic muscle; the role of myosin light chains; and many others. The approach is broad and presents contemporary opinions in pharmacology, physiology, and biochemistry as they relate to smooth muscle function. The book will appeal not only to those working in these disciplines, but to vascular clinicians, obstetric-gynecological physicians, and gastroenterologists as well.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Dynamics of Ion Channels Modified by Mobilized Calcium in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

    Pages 1-45

    Kitamura, Kenji (et al.)

  • Dual Regulation of Smooth Muscle Contraction

    Pages 47-59

    Karaki, Hideaki

  • Cytosolic Calcium Concentration-Force Relation in Vascular Smooth Muscle

    Pages 61-72

    Kanaide, Hideo

  • Cross-Bridge Cycle in Phasic and Tonic Smooth Muscle

    Pages 73-84

    Somlyo, A. V. (et al.)

  • Role of Protein Kinase C in the G Protein-Mediated Increase in Myofilament Ca2+ Sensitivity in Skinned Arterial Smooth Muscle of the Rabbit

    Pages 85-102

    Itoh, Takeo (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regulation of the Contractile Cycle in Smooth Muscle
Editors
  • Takeshi Nakano
  • David J. Hartshorne
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-65880-1
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-65880-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-70149-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-65882-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 239
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