Introductory Remarks; H. Sugi. Molecular Mechanism of Actin-Myosin Interaction, Part 1: Linear and Rotary Molecular Motors; K. Kinosita Jr. Measurement of ATPase Activities of Myosin at the Level of Tracks and Single Molecules; P.B. Conibear, et al. Molecular Mechanism of Actin-Myosin Interaction, Part 2: Structure of the Monomeric Actin-Myosin Head Complex as Revealed by X-Ray Solution Scattering; T. Arata, et al. Molecular Mechanism of Regulation of Actin-Myosin Interaction: The Crystal Structure of Troponin C in Complex with N-Terminal Fragment of Troponin I: The Mechanism of How the Inhibitory Action of Troponin I is Released by Ca2+Binding to Troponin C; D.G. Vassylyev, et al. XRay Diffraction Studies on the Structural Changes during Contraction: Studies on the 14.5NM Meridional X-Ray Diffraction Reflection during Length Changes of Intact Frog Muscle Fibres; P.J. Griffiths, et al. Contraction Characteristics in Skeletal Muscle: Contractile Properties of Thin (Actin) Filament-Reconstituted Muscle Fibers; S. Ishiwata, H. Fujita. Contraction Characteristics in Cardiac Muscle: Reappraisal of the Multicellular Preparation for the in vitro Physiopharmacological Evaluation of Myocardial Performance; S.U. Sys, et al. Factors Affecting Mechanical Efficiency in Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle: Efficiency of Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle; C.L. Gibbs, C.J. Barclay. 55 additional articles. Index.
`In contrast to common practice, we have always tried to include as many discussions held at the meeting in our proceedings as possible, so as to enable readers to properly evaluate each paper presented, as well as to learn of future prospects in this field of research. Although the policy of including discussions occasions a long publication delay, we believe that it is worth repeating in our future publication, as we have met a number of young investigators fascinated by the discussions in our proceedings....
In the concluding remarks in this volume, Dr. Hugh E. Huxley, a principal architect of the sliding filament mechanism of muscle contraction, states that the molecular mechanism of myofilament sliding remains mysterious to all of us. We hope that this volume will stimulate muscle investigators to design and perform novel experiments to clarify the mysteries in muscle contraction.'
Haruo Sugi and Gerald H. Pollack, excerpted from the Preface.
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