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Basic neuromuscular properties

Daniel Kernell

in The Motoneurone and its Muscle Fibres

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526551
eISBN:
9780191723896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526551.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This is a tutorial chapter, mainly aiming to introduce the neuromuscular system. Treated items include basic aspects of skeletal muscle and peripheral axon physiology, principles of sensory and motor ... More


Intramembrane Charge Movements in Striated Muscle

Christopher L.-H. Huang

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198577492
eISBN:
9780191724190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198577492.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This book provides a review of developments made in the understanding of cellular activation phenomena in striated muscle. Basic physical, mathematical, and physiological principles are covered. The ... More


Short-term plasticity: fatigue and potentiation

Daniel Kernell

in The Motoneurone and its Muscle Fibres

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526551
eISBN:
9780191723896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526551.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The functional properties of neurones, synapses, and muscles often change as a result of preceding use. In the short term (minutes to hours), such changes are typically rather rapidly reversible and ... More


Denervation and reinnervation

Daniel Kernell

in The Motoneurone and its Muscle Fibres

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526551
eISBN:
9780191723896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526551.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter is concerned with the slow processes and cellular adaptations taking place after the transection of motor axons. For axotomized motoneurones, changes occur in their morphology, membrane ... More


Long-term plasticity

Daniel Kernell

in The Motoneurone and its Muscle Fibres

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526551
eISBN:
9780191723896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526551.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter deals with long-term (weeks, months) changes in the properties of motoneurones and muscle fibres after disuse or after various patterns of enhanced activity. In voluntary motor activity ... More


The Motoneurone and its Muscle Fibres

Daniel Kernell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526551
eISBN:
9780191723896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526551.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This book presents a summary of knowledge concerning somatic motoneurones, the cells which link the central nervous system to the skeletal muscles. There are two functional kinds of such ... More


Role of Protein Kinase C and Related Pathways in Vascular Smooth Muscle Contraction and Hypertension

Xiaoying Qiao and Raouf A. Khalil

in Neurovascular Medicine: Pursuing Cellular Longevity for Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326697
eISBN:
9780199864874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326697.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Intracellular signaling activities in vascular smooth muscles (VSMs) are central in the control of blood vessel diameter and the regulation of peripheral vascular resistance and blood pressure. ... More


The charge-movement phenomenon in striated muscle

Christopher L-H. Huang

in Intramembrane Charge Movements in Striated Muscle

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198577492
eISBN:
9780191724190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198577492.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter deals with the phenomenon of charge movement in striated muscle. Non-linear charge movements were first demonstrated in twitch muscle under experimental conditions and procedures ... More


Muscle unit properties and specializations

Daniel Kernell

in The Motoneurone and its Muscle Fibres

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526551
eISBN:
9780191723896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526551.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter deals with the functional properties of the main targets of spinal alpha motoneurones: the fibres they innervate and command in skeletal muscles. Normally each skeletal muscle fibre is ... More


Introduction: the activation of striated muscle

Christopher L-H. Huang

in Intramembrane Charge Movements in Striated Muscle

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198577492
eISBN:
9780191724190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198577492.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter presents a brief summary of the basic concepts of muscle activation. It is generally accepted that both active and passive changes in fibre length are accomplished through thick and thin ... More


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