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CD4+ T cells enhance the contractile function of airway smooth muscle by altering the expression of MLCK and the (+) insert fast myosin isoform

Matusovsky, O.S., E. M. Nakada, L. Kachmar, E. D. Fixman, and A.- M. Lauzon. CD4+ T cells enhance the contractile function of airway smooth muscle by altering the expression of MLCK and the (+) insert fast myosin isoform. J. Physiol., 592: 2999-3012, 2014.

Molecular Mechanical Differences between Isoforms of Contractile Actin in the Presence of Isoforms of Smooth Muscle Tropomyosin

L. Hilbert, G. Bates, H.N. Roman, J. L. Blumenthal, N.B. Zitouni, A. Sobieszek, M.C. Mackey, A.-M. Lauzon. Molecular Mechanical Differences between Isoforms of Contractile Actin in the Presence of Isoforms of Smooth Muscle Tropomyosin. PLOS Computational Biology, 9(10): e1003273, 2013.

The kinetics of mechanically coupled myosins exhibit group size-dependent regimes

Hilbert, L., S. Cumarasamy, N. B. Zitouni, M. Mackey, A.-M. Lauzon. The kinetics of mechanically coupled myosins exhibit group size-dependent regimes. Biophysical Journal, 105:1466-1474, 2013.

Unphosphorylation calponin enhances the binding force of unphosphorylated myosin to actin

Roman, H. N., N.B. Zitouni, L. Kachmar, G. Ijpma, A. Benedetti, A. Sobieszek, A.-M. Lauzon. Unphosphorylated calponin enhances the binding force of unphosphorylated myosin to actin. Biophysica Biochemica Acta, 1830: 4634-4641, 2013.

Force generated by filaments containing different myosin isoforms measured with micro-fabricated cantilevers

Kalganov, A., N. Zitouni, L. H. Kachmar, A.-M. Lauzon, D. E. Rassier. Force generated by filaments containing different myosin isoforms measured with micro-fabricated cantilevers. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Mar;1830:2710-2719, 2013.

Accumulating Evidences for Increased Velocity of Airway Smooth Muscle Shortening in Asthmatic Airway Hyper Responsiveness

Ijpma, G., O. Matusovsky, A.-M. Lauzon. Accumulating Evidences for Increased Velocity of Airway Smooth Muscle Shortening in Asthmatic Airway Hyper Responsiveness. Journal of Allergy, doi: 10.1155/2012/156909. Epub 2012 Dec 25.

Molecular, cellular, and muscle strip mechanics of the mdx mouse diaphragm

Bates, G., S. Sigurdardottir, L. Kachmar, N.B. Zitouni, A. Benedetti, B. Petrof, D. Rassier, A.-M. Lauzon. Molecular, cellular, and muscle strip mechanics of the mdx mouse diaphragm. American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology, 304:C873-880, 2013.