Calcium in Muscle Contraction

Cellular and Molecular Physiology

  • Johann Caspar Rüegg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 289-354

About this book


Recent years have witnessed an explosion of knowledge lea- ding to a molecular understanding of the mechanisms of ac- tion of calcium on excitation and contraction coupling and its role in the regulation of contractility. This book highlights the most recent progress as well as providing a historial perspective of the field. It presents a concise and comprehensive overview of our current knowledge regar- ding calcium channels and regulatory proteins as well as in- tracellular calcium handling and the mechanisms underlying the activation of contractile proteins. It also describes how these basic mechanisms have been adapted in various types of muscle, especially in cardiac and smooth muscle.


Activation Calcium-Signalling Glatte Muskulatur Herzmuskel Muscle Contraction Muskelkontraktion Muskulatur calcium heart muscle proteins regulation smooth muscle

Authors and affiliations

  • Johann Caspar Rüegg
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology IIUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77562-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77560-4
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