Calcium Signalling and Disease

Molecular Pathology of Calcium

  • Ernesto Carafoli
  • Marisa Brini

Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. M.J. HAYES, R.E. LONGBOTTOM, M.A. EVANS, S.E. MOSS
    Pages 1-28
  3. I. BERTIPAGLIA, E. CARAFOLI
    Pages 29-53
  4. L. SPINARDI, W. WITKE
    Pages 55-69
  5. W. BAEHR, K. PALCZEWSKI
    Pages 71-91
  6. C.W. HEIZMANN, G.E. ACKERMANN, A. GALICHET
    Pages 93-138
  7. P.J. ADAMS, T.P. SNUTCH
    Pages 215-251
  8. S.E. JORDT, B.E. EHRLICH
    Pages 253-271
  9. W.J. DURHAM, X.H.T. WEHRENS, S. SOOD, S.L. HAMILTON
    Pages 273-321
  10. A. HOVNANIAN
    Pages 337-363
  11. B.L Tempel, D.J. Shilling
    Pages 365-383
  12. J. VANOEVELEN, L. DODE, L. RAEYMAEKERS, F. Wuytack, L. Missiaen
    Pages 385-404
  13. T. CAPIOD, Y. SHUBA, R. SKRYMA, N. PREVARSKAYA
    Pages 405-427
  14. F.W. HOPF, P.R. TURNER, R.A. STEINHARDT
    Pages 429-464
  15. A. VERKHRATSKY
    Pages 465-480
  16. P. BERNARDI, A. RASOLA
    Pages 481-506

About this book

Introduction

This topic is a new entry in the area of cellular calcium signaling: yet, it now spans the entire area, with discoveries that cover both genetic and acquired pathologies, even offering glimpses in the direction of therapy.

Cellular calcium homeostasis, and thus calcium signalling, is mainly regulated by membrane intrinsic proteins and calcium sensor proteins. Both classes may be involved in pathological processes that affect both human and animals, ranging from common and important diseases (e.g. migraine, diabetes, epilepsia, manic depression, infertility, various types of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy) to rare genetic conditions (e.g., a number of genetic heart conditions, autoimmune retinopathies, night blindness, hereditary amyloid polyneuropathy, malignant hyperthermia, cerebellar ataxia, atherothrombotic disease).

Clearly, the topic has now become not only very large, but also very stimulating. Its extensive critical coverage is likely to eventually stimulate fruitful interdisciplinary discussions.

Keywords

ATP Calcium bone pathophysiology physiology proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernesto Carafoli
    • 1
  • Marisa Brini
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.University of PadovaPadovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6191-2
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6190-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6191-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0306-0225
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