Biological Membrane Ion Channels

Dynamics, Structure, and Applications

  • Shin-Ho Chung
  • Olaf S. Andersen
  • Vikram Krishnamurthy

Part of the Biological And Medical Physics Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIV
  3. Specific Channel Types

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIV
    2. Olaf S. Andersen, Roger E. Koeppe II, Benoît Roux
      Pages 33-80
    3. Francisco Bezanilla
      Pages 81-118
    4. Stephen J. Korn, Josef G. Trapani
      Pages 119-170
    5. Daniel H. Cox
      Pages 171-218
    6. Dorothy A. Hanck, Harry A. Fozzard
      Pages 219-239
    7. Ben Corry, Livia Hool
      Pages 241-299
    8. Michael Pusch
      Pages 301-333
    9. Joseph W. Lynch, Peter H. Barry
      Pages 335-367
    10. Boris Martinac
      Pages 369-398
    11. Thomas Voets, Grzegorz Owsianik, Bernd Nilius
      Pages 399-423
    12. Lawrence G. Palmer
      Pages 425-445
  4. Theoretical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIV
    2. Shin-Ho Chung, Vikram Krishnamurthy
      Pages 507-543
    3. Alessandro Grottesi, Shozeb Haider, Mark S. P. Sansom
      Pages 545-567
  5. Emerging Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIV
    2. Fred J. Sigworth, Kathryn G. Klemic
      Pages 571-593
    3. Frances Separovic, Bruce A. Cornell
      Pages 595-621
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 651-659

About this book


Ion channels are biological nanotubes that are formed by membrane proteins. Because ion channels regulate all electrical activities in living cells, understanding their mechanisms at a molecular level is a fundamental problem in biology. This book deals with recent breakthroughs in ion-channel research that have been brought about by the combined effort of experimental biophysicists and computational physicists, who together are beginning to unravel the story of these exquisitely designed biomolecules. With chapters by leading experts, the book is aimed at researchers in nanodevices and biosensors, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students in biology and the physical sciences.
Key Features
Presents the latest information on the molecular mechanisms of ion permeation through membrane ion channels
Uses schematic diagrams to illustrate important concepts in biophysics
Written by leading researchers in the area of ion channel investigations


Biosensor Calcium biophysics cells protein proteins transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Shin-Ho Chung
    • 1
  • Olaf S. Andersen
    • 2
  • Vikram Krishnamurthy
    • 3
  1. 1.Res. School of Biological SciencesAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Weill Medical College Dept. PhysiologyCornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of Elect. & Comp. Engi.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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