Cambridge University Press, Jun 26, 1992 - Medical - 299 pages
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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The calciuminduced calcium release mechanism in
Hypodynamic tension changes in the frog heart
Regulation of contractile proteins in heart muscle
Highspeed digital imaging microscopy of isolated
Inotropic mechanism of myocardium Lincoln E
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Fibre types in Xenopus muscle and their
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Structural changes accompanying mechanical
Mechanochemistry of negatively strained cross
Force response in steady lengthening of active
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