Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Current Basic and Pathological Approaches to the Function of Muscle Cells and Tissues - From Molecules to Humans

Edited by Haruo Sugi, ISBN 978-953-51-0679-1, 400 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published July 18, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/3003

This volume contains 17 short review articles classified into 3 parts. Part I consists of 7 articles dealing with basic aspects of contractile mechanism in skeletal and smooth muscle cells and also function of melanocytes having many properties common to those of smooth muscles. Part II and Part III contain articles dealing with pathological aspects of cardiac and smooth muscle cell functions, and dealing with factors influencing structure and function of cardiac and smooth muscle cells and tissues. The Editor believes that these articles are stimulating and informative for readers interested in basic, pathological and clinical aspects of muscle cells and tissues.

Dr. Haruo Sugi

Tokyo University, Japan

Dr. Haruo Sugi was born in 1933 in Tokyo, and graduated from Postgraduate School of Life Sciences at the University of Tokyo with Ph.D. degree in 1962, and appointed to be Instructor in Physiology at the University of Tokyo. From 1965 to 1967, Sugi stayed in USA as a research associate at Columbia University and as a visiting scientist in NIH. In 1973, he became Professor and Chairman in the Department of Physiology, Teikyo University. From 1994 to 2006, Dr. Sugi was chairman of Muscle Commission in the International Union of Physiological Sciences. In 2004, he retired from his position in Teikyo University, and is now Emeritus Professor of Teikyo University.

Fields of Research

Experience

  • 1962 - current

    Tokyo University

    1965-1966 Research Associate, Columbia University 1966-1967 Visiting Scientist, National Institutes of Health 1974-2004 Professor, Teikyo University

Education

  • 1954 – 1956

    Tsukuba University High School, Tokyo

  • 1957 - 1962

    Science, Science University of Tokyo, Tokyo

    Biology

  • 1962 – 1974

    Medicine, Unif Tokyo, Tokyo

    Physiology

Edited Books

  • Current Basic and Pathological Approaches to the Function of Muscle Cells and Tissues - From Molecules to Humans

    This volume contains 17 short review articles classified into 3 parts. Part I consists of 7 articles dealing with basic aspects of contractile mechanism in skeletal and smooth muscle cells and also function of melanocytes having many properties common to those of smooth muscles. Part II and Part III contain articles dealing with pathological aspects of cardiac and smooth muscle cell functions, and dealing with factors influencing structure and function of cardiac and smooth muscle cells and tissues. The Editor believes that these articles are stimulating and informative for readers interested in basic, pathological and clinical aspects of muscle cells and tissues.

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