Biochemistry of Smooth Muscle Contraction

Biochemistry of Smooth Muscle Contraction

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This valuable resource provides a systematic account of the biochemistry of smooth muscle contraction. As a comprehensive guide to this rapidly growing area of research, it covers the structure and characteristic properties of contractile and regulatory proteins, with special emphasis on their predicted function in the live muscle. Also included in this book are intermediate filament proteins, and desmin and vimentin, whose function in smooth muscle is unknown; and several enzymes involved in the phosphorylation-dephosphorylation of contractile and other proteins.Preface CONTRACTILE PROTEINS This Page Intentionally Left Blank C H ... It became apparent that the contracto-regulatory system of smooth muscle exhibited more basic similarities to nonmuscle systems than to those of striated tissue.

Title:Biochemistry of Smooth Muscle Contraction
Author:Michael Barany
Publisher:Academic Press - 1996-01-04


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