Biophysical Basis of Airway Smooth Muscle Contraction and Hyperresponsiveness in Asthma

Steven S. An, Jeffrey J. Fredberg

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAirway Smooth Muscle in Asthma and COPD
Subtitle of host publicationBiology and Pharmacology
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9780470060667
StatePublished - Jun 4 2008


  • Airway biology and smooth muscle biophysics
  • Airway smooth muscle (ASM) contraction-biophysical basis
  • Asthma airway hyperresponsiveness problem
  • CSK airway smooth muscle classical behaviour
  • Immunological and mechanical phenotypes
  • Shortening velocity and muscle dynamic manifestation
  • Smooth muscle biophysics and airway narrowing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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