Cell and Muscle Motility

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 14, 2013 - Mathematics - 400 pages
Motility is a fundamental property of living systems, from the cytoplasmic streaming of unicellular organisms to the most highly differentiated and devel oped contractile system of higher organisms, striated muscle. Research on var ious aspects of motile systems in muscle and undifferentiated or non muscle cells has been developing at an ever more rapid pace in the laboratories of investiga tors with a wide variety of backgrounds using methodologies varying from me chanics to the most sophisticated physical measurements. Significant contri butions to our understanding of motility are coming from the disciplines of cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, biophysics, and physiology. The findings have relevance not only to basic scientists but to clinicians in such diverse fields as cardiology and neurology and to scientists in the more traditional physical sciences. Cell and Muscle Motility is a new multivolume series of essays by distinguished research workers in various fields whose work has a common thread of dealing with one aspect or another of motility. The essays are meant to focus on topics of current interest, to be critical rather than exhaustive, and to indicate the current trends of research efforts. The series is intended to foster an interchange of concepts among various workers in the field and to serve as a reference for students and workers who wish to familiarize themselves with the most current progress in motility.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
6
Postnatal Development of Muscles
14
Possible Mechanisms Controlling the Gene Expression in Muscle
21
Studies of Sarcomere Length by Optical Diffraction
35
Nature of the Diffraction Patterns
43
Diffraction Studies of Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle
51
Problems of Interpretation
57
Summary Problems and Prospects
184
The Role of Intermediate 10mm Filaments in the Development
205
References
255
Methods
265
References
285
AlkaloidInduced Paracrystalline Elements
295
Ring Structures
301
Ribbon Structures
307

Chapter 3
63
Functional Features of Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Vesicles
71
Role of Sarcoplasmic Reticulum in Striated Muscle
83
Concluding Remarks
90
Chapter 4
99
Myosin LightChain Phosphatases
111
References
128
Chapter 5
135
FineStructural Correlations
147
In Situ Identification of Filament Proteins
162
Model Studies
177
Studies of PolylysineInduced Polymorphic Assemblies of Tubulin
313
Concluding Remarks
328
Chapter 9
335
Transforming Proteins of DNA and RNAContaining Tumor
345
Relationship of the Actin Transformation to Transformation
351
Concluding Remarks
362
Chapter 10
375
Proton H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Muscle
381
Imaging Studies
392
Index
399
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