Muscle Biophysics

From Molecules to Cells


ISBN: 978-1-4419-6365-9 (Print) 978-1-4419-6366-6 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-6

    Striated Muscles: From Molecules to Cells

  3. Chapter

    Pages 7-40

    Contractile Performance of Striated Muscle

  4. Chapter

    Pages 41-55

    Energy Economy in the Actomyosin Interaction: Lessons from Simple Models

  5. Chapter

    Pages 57-75

    A Strain-Dependency of Myosin Off-Rate Must Be Sensitive to Frequency to Predict the B-Process of Sinusoidal Analysis

  6. Chapter

    Pages 77-103

    Electron Microscopic Visualization of the Cross-Bridge Movement Coupled with ATP Hydrolysis in Muscle Thick Filaments in Aqueous Solution, Reminiscences and Future Prospects

  7. Chapter

    Pages 105-122

    Role of Titin in Skeletal Muscle Function and Disease

  8. Chapter

    Pages 123-140

    Contractile Characteristics of Sarcomeres Arranged in Series or Mechanically Isolated from Myofibrils

  9. Chapter

    Pages 141-161

    The Force–Length Relationship of Mechanically Isolated Sarcomeres

  10. Chapter

    Pages 163-174

    Extraction and Replacement of the Tropomyosin–Troponin Complex in Isolated Myofibrils

  11. Chapter

    Pages 175-189

    Stretch and Shortening of Skeletal Muscles Activated Along the Ascending Limb of the Force–Length Relation

  12. Chapter

    Pages 191-205

    Cross-Bridge Properties in Single Intact Frog Fibers Studied by Fast Stretches

  13. Chapter

    Pages 207-221

    Crossbridge and Non-crossbridge Contributions to Force in Shortening and Lengthening Muscle

  14. Chapter

    Pages 223-246

    Short-Range Mechanical Properties of Skeletal and Cardiac Muscles

  15. Chapter

    Pages 247-266

    Crossbridge Mechanism(s) Examined by Temperature Perturbation Studies on Muscle

  16. Chapter

    Pages 267-278

    Efficiency of Cross-Bridges and Mitochondria in Mouse Cardiac Muscle

  17. Chapter

    Pages 279-296

    Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Weakness

  18. Chapter

    Pages 297-313

    Stretch-Induced Membrane Damage in Muscle: Comparison of Wild-Type and mdx Mice

  19. Chapter

    Pages 315-342

    Cellular and Whole Muscle Studies of Activity Dependent Potentiation

  20. Back Matter

    Pages 343-353