Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Muscle Contraction

  • Haruo Sugi
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 538)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Molecular Factors Influencing Cardiac and Smooth Muscle Contraction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. van der Velden, Z. Papp, N. M. Boontje, R. Zaremba, J. W. de Jong, P. M. L. Janssen et al.
      Pages 3-15
    3. Paul Fransen, Jan Hendrickx, Gilles De Keulenaer
      Pages 43-56
    4. Ryozo Nagai, Takayuki Shindo, Ichiro Manabe, Toru Suzuki, Masahiko Kurabayashi
      Pages 57-66
    5. Norman R. Alpert, David M. Warshaw
      Pages 77-88
    6. G. Pfitzer, A. Wirth, C. Lucius, D. Brkic-Koric, E. Manser, P. de Lanerolle et al.
      Pages 89-99
  3. Molecular Mechanism of Actin-Myosin Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Takashi Watari, Akira Ono, Yoshiki Ishii, Huang Zhenli, Shinichi Miyake, Teizo Tsuchiya
      Pages 111-118
    3. Noriyuki Kodera, Tatsuya Kinoshita, Takahiro Ito, Toshio Ando
      Pages 119-127
    4. Gerald H. Pollack, Xiumei Liu, Olga Yakovenko, Felix A. Blyakhman
      Pages 129-141
    5. Mitsuo Ikebe, Akira Inoue, So Nishikawa, Kazuaki Homma, Hiroto Tanaka, Atsuko Hikikoshi Iwane et al.
      Pages 143-157
    6. Kenneth C. Holmes, Rasmus R. Schröder
      Pages 159-167
    7. Margaret V. Westfall, Joseph M. Metzger
      Pages 169-174
    8. Hirofumi Onishi, Takashi Ohki, Naoki Mozhizuki, Manuel F. Morales
      Pages 175-181
    9. Shigeru Chaen, Naoto Yamamoto, Ibuki Shirakawa, Haruo Sugi
      Pages 183-192
  4. Molecular Basis For Regulatory Mechanism of Muscle Contraction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Fumiaki Yumoto, Koji Nagata, Kyoko Adachi, Nobuaki Nemoto, Takao Ojima, Kiyoyoshi Nishita et al.
      Pages 195-201
    3. Li-Juan Yan, Naoki Yoshinaga, Naoki Niida, Yoh Okamoto
      Pages 215-220
    4. Iwao Ohtsuki, Sachio Morimoto, Fumi Takahashi-Yanaga
      Pages 221-229
  5. Structural Changes During Contraction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Kanji Oshima, Yasunori Takezawa, Yasunobu Sugimoto, Maya Kiyotoshi, Katsuzo Wakabayashi
      Pages 243-249
    3. John M. Squire, Hind A. AL-Khayat, Jeffrey J. Harford, Liam Hudson, Tom C. Irving, Carlo Knupp et al.
      Pages 251-266
    4. Giovanni Cecchi, M. Angela Bagni, Barbara Colombini, Christopher C. Ashley, Heinz Amenitsch, Sigrid Bernstorff et al.
      Pages 267-277
    5. Toshiaki Arata, Motoyoshi Nakamura, Hidenobu Akahane, Tomoki Aihara, Shoji Ueki, Kazunori Sugata et al.
      Pages 279-284
    6. Takenori Yamada, Yuki Kunioka, Jun’ichi Wakayama, Momoko Aimi, Yu-suke Noguchi, Nao Akiyama et al.
      Pages 285-294
    7. Eisaku Katayama, Norihiko Ichise, Naoki Yaeguchi, Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa, Shinsaku Maruta, Norio Baba
      Pages 295-304
    8. Leepo C. Yu, Sengen Xu, Jin Gu, Howard D. White, Gerald Offer
      Pages 305-316
    9. Haruo Sugi, Tsuyoshi Akimoto, Takakazu Kobayashi
      Pages 317-332
  6. Nonmuscle Motile Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Kaoru Katoh, Fumiko Yoshida, Ryoki Ishikawa
      Pages 347-359
    3. Katsuhisa Tawada, Yasuhiro Imafuku, Neil Thomas
      Pages 361-367
  7. Excitation-Contraction Coupling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. A. M. Gordon, A. J. Rivera, C-K. Wang, M. Regnier
      Pages 371-379
    3. Seiryo Sugiura, So-ichiro Yasuda, Hiroshi Yamashita, Kaoru Kato, Yasutake Saeki, Hiroko Kaneko et al.
      Pages 381-387
    4. Valéria Lamounier-Zepter, Leonidas G. Baltas, Ingo Morano
      Pages 417-426
  8. Muscle Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. M. Angela Bagni, Barbara Colombini, Francesco Colomo, Paige Geiger, Rolando Berlinguer Palmini, Giovanni Cecchi
      Pages 429-439
    3. K. W. Ranatunga, M. E. Coupland
      Pages 441-457

About these proceedings


This volume presents the proceedings of a muscle symposium, which was supported by the grant from the Fujihara Foundation of Science to be held as the Fourth Fujihara Seminar on October 28 -November 1, 2002, at Hakone, Japan. The Fujihara Seminar covers all fields of natural science, while only one proposal is granted every year. It is therefore a great honor for me to be able to organize this meeting. Before this symposium, I have organized muscle symposia five times, and published the proceedings: " Cross-bridge Mechanism in Muscle Contraction (University of Tokyo Press, 1978), "Contractile Mechanisms in Muscle" (plenum, 1984); "Molecular Mechanisms of Muscle Contraction" (plenum, 1988); "Mechanism of MyofIlament Sliding in Muscle contraction" (plenum, 1993); "Mechanisms of Work Production and Work Absorption in Muscle" (plenum, 1998). As with these proceedings, this volume contains records of discussions made not only after each presentation but also during the periods of General Discussion, in order that general readers may properly evaluate each presentation and the up-to-date situation of this research field. It was my great pleasure to have Dr. Hugh Huxley, a principal discoverer of the sliding fIlament mechanism in muscle contraction, in this meeting. On my request, Dr. Huxley kindly gave a special lecture on his monumental discovery of myofIlament-lattice structure by X-ray diffraction of living skeletal muscle. I hope general readers to learn how a breakthrough in a specific research field can be achieved.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Haruo Sugi
    • 1
  1. 1.Teikyo UniversityTokyoJapan

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4764-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9029-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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