© 2006

Nature’s Versatile Engine: Insect Flight Muscle Inside and Out


Part of the Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit book series (MBIU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Experimental Insect Flight Systems: Historical Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert K. Josephson
      Pages 34-43
    3. Jeffrey R. Moore
      Pages 44-60
  3. Components of the Myofibril

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Becky M. Miller, Sanford I. Bernstein
      Pages 62-75
    3. Margarita Cervera, Juan Jose Arredondo, Raquel Marco Ferreres
      Pages 76-85
    4. Byron Barton, Jim O. Vigoreaux
      Pages 86-96
    5. Gernot Beinbrech, Gereon Ader
      Pages 97-109
    6. John C. Sparrow
      Pages 110-125
    7. Alberto Ferrús
      Pages 126-140
    8. Kevin R. Leonard, Belinda Bullard
      Pages 141-149
    9. Judith D. Saide
      Pages 150-166
    10. Agnes Ayme-Southgate, Richard Southgate
      Pages 167-176
    11. Belinda Bullard, Mark C. Leake, Kevin Leonard
      Pages 177-186
  4. Towards a Systems Level Analysis of Muscle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Vivek Vishnudas, Jim O. Vigoreaux
      Pages 188-196

About this book


Methods for Obtaining X-Ray Diffraction Patterns from Drosophila 198 Diffraction Patterns from Drosophila IFM 203 Concluding Remarks 211 Note Added in Proof 211 17. Functional and Ecological Effects of Isoform Variation in Insect Flight Muscle 214 James H. Marden Abstract 214 Introduction 215 Nature's Versatile Engine 215 The Underlying Genetics: An Underinflated Genome and a Hyperinflated Transcriptome and Proteome 216 Functional Effects of Isoform Variation 219 Alternative Splicing and the Generation of Combinatorial Complexity 220 Functional Consequences of Naturally Occurring Isoform Variation 220 18. Muscle Systems Design and Integration 230 Fritz- OlafLehmann Abstract 230 Power Requirements for Flight 230 Power Reduction 233 Power Constraints on Steering Capacity 234 Balancing Power and Control 236 Changes in Muscle Efficiency in Vivo 238 Concluding Remarks 239 From the Inside Out 19. Molecular Assays for Acto-Myosin Interactions 242 John C. Sparrow and Michael A. Geeves Abstract 242 Introduction 242 Myosin Purification and Preparation of the SI Fragment 243 Purification of Flight Muscle Actin 244 Assays of Myosin and Acto-Myosin 244 Major Conclusions Relating to the Enzymatic Properties of Insect Flight Muscle Acto-Myosin 247 Major Questions about Insect Flight Muscle Acto-Myosin Kinetics That Remain 249 20.


Biophysics Proteomics X-ray enzymes genes physiology proteins

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Cell and Molecular Biology ProgramUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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