TY - CHAP A1 - Hafidh I. Al-Sadi ED1 - Haruo Sugi Y1 - 2012-07-18 PY - 2012 T1 - Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and the Comparative Pathology of Atherosclerosis N2 - 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. BT - Current Basic and Pathological Approaches to the Function of Muscle Cells and Tissues SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/48378 DO - 10.5772/48378 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-12 ER -