Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Skeletal, Cardiac, and Smooth Muscle

  • George B. Frank
  • C. Paul Bianchi
  • Henk E. D. J. ter Keurs

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 311)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Speakers

    1. G. Siegel, J. Emden, K. Wenzel, J. Mironneau, G. Stock
      Pages 53-72
    2. Christian Cognard, Bruno Constantin, Michèle Rivet, Nathalie Imbert, Colette Besse, Guy Raymond
      Pages 73-89
    3. Stuart R. Taylor, Ian R. Neering, Laura A. Quesenberry, V. Arlene Morris
      Pages 91-101
    4. László Csernoch, Gonzalo Pizarro, Jesús García, Géza Szücs, Enrico Stefani, Eduardo Ríos
      Pages 137-148
    5. Nicholas Sperelakis, Noritsugu Tohse, Yusuke Ohya
      Pages 163-187
    6. H. E. D. J. ter Keurs, P. H. Backx, H. Banijamali, B. MacIntosh, W. D. Gao
      Pages 199-212
    7. Maria-Fiora Wendt-Gallitelli, Gerrit Isenberg
      Pages 213-226
    8. Pompeo Volpe, Adelina Martini, Alessandra Nori
      Pages 263-275

About this book


The Third International Symposium on Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Skeletal, Cardiac, and Smooth Muscle, organized by George Frank, C. Paul Bianchi, and Henk E. DJ. ter Keurs, was held in Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada during June 26 to June 30, 1991. The theme of these symposia has been to recognize the similarities and dissimilarities of excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle. Cross fertilization of concepts of excitation-contraction coupling in these three types of muscle has occurred since the early studies in the late fifties and early sixties on skeletal muscle. Investigators in each field meet only at specialized symposia which exclude investigators in the other fields. The purpose of the symposia has been to bring together international investigators studying excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle so that we may learn from each other and hence provide a more global concept of excitation-contraction. The Third International Symposia has accomplished its objective as we recognize that calcium channels of the sarcolemma and the sarcoplasmic reticulum play key essential roles in excitation-contraction coupling in all three types of muscles. In skeletal muscle the recognition that E-C coupling consists of two parallel mechanisms, one dependent upon a dihydropyridine voltage-sensitive sensors coupled to calcium release from the terminal cisternae via the ryanodine sensitive channel in the foot structure of the triad.


ATP ATPase Calcium Depolarisation Peptide calcium channels endothelium imaging skeletal muscle smooth muscle tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • George B. Frank
    • 1
  • C. Paul Bianchi
    • 2
  • Henk E. D. J. ter Keurs
    • 3
  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-3362-7
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6483-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3362-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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