Arterial Chemoreception

  • Carlos Eyzaguirre
  • Sal J. Fidone
  • Robert S. Fitzgerald
  • Sukhamay Lahiri
  • Donald M. McDonald
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Molecular and Ionic Mechanisms in Chemosensory Transduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Lahiri, A. Mokashi, W.-X. Huang, C. Di Giulio, R. Iturriaga
      Pages 10-13
    3. H. Acker, E. Dufau, J. Hilsmann, J. Huber, D. Sylvester
      Pages 14-17
    4. S. F. He, J.-Y. Wei, C. Eyzaguirre
      Pages 18-23
    5. M. R. Duchen, T. J. Biscoe, M. Valdeolmillos
      Pages 31-43
    6. C. González, A. Rocher, A. Obeso, J. R. López-López, J. López-Barneo, B. Herreros
      Pages 44-57
  3. Content, Distribution, and Release of Putative Neurotransmitters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. A. Gómez-Niño, G.-F. Cheng, K. Yoshizaki, C. González, B. Dinger, S. J. Fidone
      Pages 92-99
    3. J.-M. Pequignot, S. Hellström, T. Hertzberg
      Pages 100-114
    4. M. Roumy, C. Armengaud, L.-M. Leitner
      Pages 115-123
    5. Z.-Z. Wang, B. Dinger, S. J. Fidone, L. J. Stensaas
      Pages 131-136
    6. G. K. Kumar, N. R. Prabhakar, N. S. Cherniack
      Pages 137-142
    7. R. J. Rigual, E. J. Diliberto Jr., J. Sigafoos, P. R. González-Guerrero, C. González, O. H. Viveros
      Pages 143-147
  4. Pharmacological Aspects of Arterial Chemoreception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. A. Bradford, R. G. O’Regan
      Pages 151-156
    3. C. Di Giulio, W. -X. Huang, A. Mokashi, S. Lahiri
      Pages 181-185
    4. S. Ambrosio, G. M. Mintenig, L. Palacios-Araus, N. Mahy, J. Palés, A. Gual
      Pages 186-191
    5. N. R. Prabhakar, E. Gauda, N. S. Cherniack
      Pages 192-198
    6. P. C. G. Nye, D. L. Maxwell, P. G. Quirk, C. Cook
      Pages 199-206
    7. M. Kennedy, S. Ennis, R. G. O’Regan, Y. Evrard
      Pages 207-211
  5. Primary Afferent Neurons: Morphological and Functional Properties

  6. Arterial Chemoreceptors and Homeostasis: Normal and Pathologic Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. D. J. Pallot, D. Bee, G. R. Barer, S. Jacob
      Pages 293-301
    3. M. H. Blessing, S. Horsch, D. von Kortzfleisch, J. P. A. de Jonge
      Pages 302-308
    4. P. G. Data, C. Di Giulio, A. Mokashi, W.-X. Huang, A. K. Sherpa, D. G. Penney et al.
      Pages 323-329

About these proceedings


This book entitled Arterial Chemoreception is an edited compilation of the oral communications and posters presented at the IXth International Sym­ posium on Arterial Chemoreceptors held in Park City, Utah, from August 29th to September 3rd, 1988. The Symposium also saw the formal inau­ guration and first meeting of the International Society for Arterial Che­ moreception (ISAC). In all there were 87 presentations by 108 scientists from 18 countries. Authors making multiple presentations at Park City combined their results into single, longer papers for this volume. As a result this vol~me offers the reader 63 contributions of state-of-the-art research in this important and exciting field. Inasmuch as oxygen is the substrate sine qua non for the survival of all higher organisms, it is quite understandable that considerable interest sur­ rounds investigations into mechanisms responsible for detecting dwindling oxygen supplies in the organism. This interest has intensified as the newer techniques of cell, sub-cell, and molecular biology have become available. As detectors of insufficient oxygen in the arterial blood the arterial che­ moreceptors (carotid and aortic bodies) initiate many cardiopulmonary reflexes geared toward maintaining constant the delivery of oxygen to the tissues. These chemoreceptors, which also trigger secretions from the ad­ renal glands, are located near the carotid sinus and in the arch of the aorta.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos Eyzaguirre
    • 1
  • Sal J. Fidone
    • 1
  • Robert S. Fitzgerald
    • 2
  • Sukhamay Lahiri
    • 3
  • Donald M. McDonald
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of Utah, School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Health SciencesThe Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysiologySchool of Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Cardiovascular Research Institute, San Francisco Medical CenterUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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