Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Anders Arner, Gabriele Pfitzer
    Pages 63-146
  3. Michael I. Kotlikoff, Gerry Herrera, Mark T. Nelson
    Pages 147-199
  4. Andrew P. Somlyo, Xuqiong Wu, Lori A. Walker, Avril V. Somlyo
    Pages 201-234
  5. Saverio Sartore, Rafaella Franch, Marleen Roelofs, Angela Chiavegato
    Pages 235-320

About this book


The objectives in this special issue are (1) to critically review current information on the mechanisms coupling extracellular regulatory signals to regulation of cross-bridge cycling and proliferation in smooth muscle, and (2) identify significant gaps or unresolved issues that are important topics for future research. The experimental and analytical difficulties discussed above are increasingly recognized and surmounted. Elucidation of the molecular and cellular events underlying the biologal properties of smooth muscle is in the midst of a period of rapid progress. While the reviews reveal many gaps to be filled and illustrate areas of contention, they also capture the excitement of new discoveries.


Signal transduction cross-bridge cycling phosphorylation smooth muscle biochemistry Calcium pharmacology physiology research

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-64753-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68932-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0303-4240
  • Series Online ISSN 1617-5786
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