Myosins: A Superfamily of Molecular Motors by Lynne M. ColuccioMyosins: A Superfamily of Molecular Motors by Lynne M. Coluccio

Myosins: A Superfamily of Molecular Motors

EditorLynne M. Coluccio

Paperback | November 25, 2010

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This highly authoritative volume highlights the remarkable superfamily of molecular motors called myosins, which are involved in such diverse cellular functions as muscle contraction, intracellular transport, cell migration and cell division. In a timely compilation of chapters written by leading research groups that have made key discoveries in the field, the current understanding of the molecular mechanisms and biological functions of these intriguing proteins is explored.
Title:Myosins: A Superfamily of Molecular MotorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:505 pagesPublished:November 25, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048176565

ISBN - 13:9789048176564

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Table of Contents

List of contributors.- Structural and functional diversity of the myosin family of actin-based molecular motors.- Myosin structure .- The myosin family: biochemical and kinetic properties.- Myosin I.- Myosin II: Sarcomeric myosins, the motors of contraction in cardiac and skeletal muscles.- Smooth-muscle myosin II.- Non-muscle myosin II.- Class III Myosins.- Myosin V.- Myosin VI: a multifunctional motor protein.- Myosin VII.- Plant Myosins VIII, XI, and XIII.- Class IX Myosins Negative Regulators of the small GTP-binding Protein Rho.- Myosin X.- Myosin XIV and other myosins in protists.- Myosin XVa.- Index.