Muscular Contraction

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Robert M. Simmons
Cambridge University Press, Jun 26, 1992 - Medical - 299 pages
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Composed of a set of chapters contributed by past and present collaborators of the Nobel laureate Sir Andrew Huxley, this book covers the areas of muscle research to which Huxley made major contributions. The purpose of the book is to discuss the way that muscles work, asking questions at a fundamental level about the molecular basis of muscle tone production and muscle contraction. The majority of the chapters are concerned with muscle physiology and the relation between structure and function. The process of activation of muscles is discussed, along with the mechanism of contraction itself. Although most of the book deals with vertebrate skeletal muscle, several chapters cover cardiac muscle. Also featured are two chapters discussing Sir Andrew's achievements in both nerve and muscle physiology.
  

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A F Huxleys research on muscle Robert M
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Ultraslow slow intermediate and fast inactivation
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The calciuminduced calcium release mechanism in
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Hypodynamic tension changes in the frog heart
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Regulation of contractile proteins in heart muscle
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Highspeed digital imaging microscopy of isolated
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Inotropic mechanism of myocardium Lincoln E
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dual role of
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Fibre types in Xenopus muscle and their
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Structural changes accompanying mechanical
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Mechanochemistry of negatively strained cross
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Force response in steady lengthening of active
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References
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Page 273 - Potter, JD (1987). Effect of rigor and cycling cross-bridges on the structure of troponin C and on the Ca2+ affinity of the Ca2+-specific regulatory sites in skinned rabbit psoas fibers.

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