Myosin Heavy Chain Isoforms and Smooth Muscle Function

  • Richard J. Paul
  • Timothy E. Hewett
  • Anne F. Martin
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 304)


Isoforms of striated muscle myosin have a long history. They have been extensively studied on biochemical and functional levels and more recently in terms of molecular biology. Under various environmental stresses the architecture of the contractile apparatus of striated muscle can be remodelled to meet the imposed demands.


ATPase Activity Myosin Heavy Chain Limited Proteolysis Smooth Muscle Myosin Myosin Molecule 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Paul
    • 1
  • Timothy E. Hewett
    • 1
  • Anne F. Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology and Biophysics Department of Pharmacology and Cell BiophysicsThe University of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA

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