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Editors: Mark Willems (Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Chichester, United Kingdom)
Book Description:
It is essential for our quality of life to have healthy muscles. Tragically, the loss of even a single protein can have dramatic effects on muscle functioning and quality of life. This book is about skeletal muscles, their physiological complexity and molecular functioning in health and disease. The range of topics varies from the fascinating events at the level of the cross-bridges, the aging process of skeletal muscles, ischemia-reperfusion, inflammatory myopathies and mitochondrial function, muscular dystrophy and the regulation of skeletal muscle mass in health and disease. This book is written by internationally acclaimed researchers and expert research groups and provides state of the art understanding of the plasticity of skeletal muscle, information that is vital for health professionals who deal with diverse chronic disease conditions. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Chapter 1 - Rotation of Myosin Lever Arms during Isometric Contraction of Skeletal Myofibrils (pp. 1-24)
Authors / Editors: (K. Midde, R. Rich, V. Hohreiter, S. Raut, R. Luchowski, C. Hinze, R. Fudala, I. Gryczynski, Z. Gryczynski and J. Borejdo, Department of Molecular Biology & Immunology and Center for Commercialization of Fluorescence Technologies, University of North Texas, Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA, and others)

Chapter 2 - Mechanisms and Consequences of Skeletal Muscle Aging (pp. 25-40)
Authors / Editors: (J. Li and I.M. Conboy, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA)

Chapter 3 - Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain Uncoupling, Oxidative Stress and Skeletal Muscle Energetics (pp. 41-54)
Authors / Editors: (T.N. Tran, E. Noll, O. Collange, J. Bouitbir, A.L. Charles, M. Hengen M, Kindo, J. Zoll, P. Diemunsch and B. Geny, Equipe d’Accueil 3072, Institut de Physiologie, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Strasbourg, Cedex, France, and others)

Chapter 4 - The Emerging Role of Mitochondria in Inflammatory Myopathies (pp. 55-70)
Authors / Editors: (Alain Meyer, Joffrey Zoll, Anne Laure Charles, François Piquard, Béatrice Lannes, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Jean Sibilia and Bernard Geny, Equipe d’Accueil 3072, Institut de Physiologie, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Strasbourg, Cedex, France, and others)

Chapter 5 - Involvement of Inflammation on Skeletal Muscle Ischemia-Reperfusion Deleterious Effects (pp. 71-90)
Authors / Editors: (M. Guillot, J. Pottecher, J. Boisramé-Helms, A. Meyer, A.L. Charles, Z. Mansour, P. Diemunsch, J. Zoll and B. Geny, Equipe d’Accueil 3072, Institut de Physiologie, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Strasbourg, Cedex, France, and others)

Chapter 7 - Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophies: Different Types and Diagnosis (pp. 105-128)
Authors / Editors: (M. Meznaric and K. Writzl, University of Ljubljana, Medical Faculty, Institute of Anatomy, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and others)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 8 - Stretch-Activated Channels in Muscular Dystrophy (pp. 129-140)
Authors / Editors: (Ella W. Yeung, Muscle Physiology Laboratory, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 9 - Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Regulating the Hypertrophy and Atrophy of Skeletal Muscle (pp, 141-194)
Authors / Editors: (Kunihiro Sakuma and Akihiko Yamaguchi, Research Center for Physical Fitness, Sports and Health, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan, and others)

Chapter 10 - Skeletal Muscle Loss and the Role of Branched-Chain Amino Acids (pp. 195-206)
Authors / Editors: (Stefan M. Pasiakos and James P. McClung, Military Nutrition Division, United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine; Natick, MA, USA)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 11 - Roles of Myostatin Propeptide in Promoting Skeletal Muscle Growth and Metabolism (pp. 207-218)
Authors / Editors: (Jinzeng Yang, Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA)

Chapter 91 - Exercise-Induced Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Skeletal Muscle: Mechanisms of Activation through Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor γ Co-Activator 1α (PGC-1α) (pp. 91-104)
Authors / Editors: (Jonathan P. Little and Brendon Gurd, School of Health and Exercise Science, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and others)

      Muscular System - Anatomy, Functions and Injuries
      Human Anatomy and Physiology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013- February
   Pages: 235, 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62417-271-7
   Status: AV
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