Structures and Dynamics of Muscle Cells and Muscle Proteins Studied by Intensity Fluctuation Spectroscopy of Laser Light

  • S. Fujime
  • T. Maeda
  • Y. Umazume
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 73)


In this article, we will describe (1) the intensity fluctuation spectroscopic (IFS) studies on dynamics of muscle thin filaments in solution, and (2) IFS studies on structural fluctuations of muscle cells during contraction. For persons who are not familiar with muscle structure and muscle proteins, we briefly introduce some current ideas about muscle.


Correlation Function Muscle Protein Slow Component Thin Filament Contracting Muscle 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Fujime
    • 1
  • T. Maeda
    • 1
  • Y. Umazume
    • 2
  1. 1.Mitsubishi-Kasei Institute of Life SciencesTokyo 194Japan
  2. 2.Department of PhysiologyThe Jikei University School of MedicineTokyo 105Japan

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