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Sliding Filament Mechanism in Muscle Contraction

Fifty Years of Research

  • Haruo Sugi
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 565)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sliding Filament Mechanism at the Molecular Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kenneth C. Holmes
      Pages 13-23
    3. Shin’ichi Ishiwata, Yuta Shimamoto, Daisuke Sasaki, Madoka Suzuki
      Pages 25-36
    4. Hugh E. Huxley, Massimo Reconditi, Alexander Stewart, Tom Irving
      Pages 37-44
    5. John M. Squire, Carlo Knupp, Manfred Roessle, Hind A. AL-Khayat, Thomas C. Irving, Felicity Eakins et al.
      Pages 45-60
    6. Mitsuo Ikebe, Xiang-dong Li, Katsuhide Mabuchi, Reiko Ikebe
      Pages 61-72
  3. Mechanism of Muscle Contraction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Bernhard Brenner, Enke Mählmann, Thomas Mattei, Theresia Kraft
      Pages 75-91
    3. Haruo Sugi, Shigeru Chaen, Ibuki Shirakawa
      Pages 93-112
    4. Gerald H. Pollack, Felix A. Blyakhman, Xiumei Liu, Ekaterina Nagomyak
      Pages 113-126
    5. Barbara Colombini, Maria Angela Bagni, Rolando Berlinguer Palmini, Giovanni Cecchi
      Pages 127-140
    6. Maria Angela Bagni, Barbara Colombini, Francesco Colomo, Rolando Berlinguer Palmini, Giovanni Cecchi
      Pages 141-155
  4. Muscle Energetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Kazuhiko Kinosita Jr., M. Yusuf Ali, Kengo Adachi, Katsuyuki Shiroguchi, Hiroyasu Itoh
      Pages 205-219

About these proceedings


Sliding Filament Mechanism in Muscle Contraction: Fifty Years of Research covers the history of the sliding filament mechanism in muscle contraction from its discovery in 1954 by H.E. Huxley through and including modern day research. Chapters include topics in dynamic X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, muscle mechanisms, in-vitro motility assay, cardiac versus smooth muscle, motile systems, and much more.


Calcium cardiovascular electron microscopy metabolism skeletal muscle smooth muscle

Editors and affiliations

  • Haruo Sugi
    • 1
  1. 1.Teiko UniversityTokyoJapan

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