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.
The 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.- Myosin X.- Myosin Class XIV And Other Myosins In Protists.- Myosin XVA.
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.
Chapters are written by experts in the field
Represents a compilation of information regarding many different myosins
Comprehensive nature of chapters with introductory chapters that deal with all myosin classes and other chapters that focus on one class
Timely and up-to-date
Fully referenced; moreover, index allows easy use as reference book