Molecular Mechanisms of Smooth Muscle Contraction

by Kazuhiro Kohama,

This book explains how smooth muscle contracts through the interaction of myosin with actin, within the context of recent developments in molecular biology. The key enzyme that phosphorylates myosin to convert it from the inactive form to the active form is myosin light chain kinase. The structure and function of this enzyme are described together with the recent findings of its actin-and myosin-binding properties.
  • Landes Bioscience; March 2005
  • ISBN 9781587063954
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  • Title: Molecular Mechanisms of Smooth Muscle Contraction
  • Author: Kazuhiro Kohama; Yasuharu Sasaki
  • Imprint: Landes Bioscience