Mechanosensitivity and Mechanotransduction

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ISBN: 978-90-481-9880-1 (Print) 978-90-481-9881-8 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv

  2. The Role of Cytoskeleton in Mechanosensitivity and Mechanotransduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-24

      Integrin-Mediated Mechanotransduction in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 25-65

      The Role of the Actin Cytoskeleton in Mechanosensation

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 67-76

      Effect of Cytoskeleton on the Mechanosensitivity of Genes in Osteoblasts

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 77-106

      Involvement of the Cytoskeletal Elements in Articular Cartilage Mechanotransduction

  3. Molecular Mechanisms of Mechanotransduction and Ion Channels Modulation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107

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      Pages 109-140

      The Role of Nitric Oxide in the Regulation of Mechanically Gated Channels in the Heart

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 141-166

      Role of Signaling Pathways in the Myocardial Response to Biomechanical Stress and in Mechanotransduction in the Heart

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 167-190

      Atomistic Molecular Simulation of Gating Modifier Venom Peptides – Two Binding Modes and Effects of Lipid Structure

  4. Mechanosensitivity and Mechanotransduction in Vascular Cells

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 191-191

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 193-217

      Cellular and Molecular Effects of Mechanical Stretch on Vascular Cells

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      Pages 219-236

      Role of Proteoglycans in Vascular Mechanotransduction

  5. Mechanotransduction in the Lung

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 237-237

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 239-254

      Control of TRPV4 and Its Effect on the Lung

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 255-273

      The Role of Protein-protein Interactions in Mechanotransduction: Implications in Ventilator Induced Lung Injury

  6. Mechanosensing and Mechanotransduction in Bone and Joint Tissues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 275-275

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 277-296

      Cellular Mechanisms of Mechanotransduction in Bone

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 297-313

      The Mechanosensitivity of Cells in Joint Tissues: Role in the Pathogenesis of Joint Diseases

  7. Mechanotransduction of Sensor System

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 315-315

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 317-350

      Primary Cilia are Mechanosensory Organelles in Vestibular Tissues

  8. Mechanosensitivity and Mechanotransduction in Blood Cells

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 351-351

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 353-368

      Mechanosensitive K+ Channels in Mouse B Lymphocytes: PLC-Mediated Release of TREK-2 from Inhibition by PIP2

  9. Back Matter

    Pages 369-371