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Introductory Remarks

  • Haruo Sugi
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 453)

Abstract

First of all, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of you for participating in this meeting. Now, almost twenty years have passed since I first organized an international symposium on muscle contraction in Tokyo in 1978. This time, I would like to take the organizer’s privilege to reflect on what motivated me to organize the 1978 meeting arond the status of muscle research at that time.

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