Calcium and Cell Physiology

  • Dieter Marmé

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. H. Rasmussen, W. Zawalich, I. Kojima
    Pages 1-17
  3. F. L. Bygrave, P. H. Reinhart, W. M. Taylor
    Pages 94-104
  4. L. J. Van Eldik, D. M. Watterson
    Pages 105-126
  5. A. R. Means, L. Lagace, R. C. M. Simmen, J. A. Putkey
    Pages 127-139
  6. R. C. Brady, F. R. Cabral, M. J. Schibler, J. R. Dedman
    Pages 140-147
  7. B. D. Roufogalis
    Pages 148-169
  8. T. Godfraind
    Pages 204-226
  9. S. I. Walaas, A. C. Nairn
    Pages 238-264
  10. W. J. Malaisse, P. Lebrun, A. Herchulez
    Pages 298-310
  11. P. T. Peachell, F. L. Pearce
    Pages 311-327
  12. M. B. Feinstein, S. P. Halenda, G. B. Zavoico
    Pages 345-376
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 387-390

About this book


The purpose of the present volume is to give a comprehensive and up-to-date 2 survey of the nature and role of calcium ions (Ca +) in the regulation of cel­ 2 lular function. Since Ca + has gained in interest over the past years as a cel­ lular messenger in signal transduction, and since the discovery of its cellular receptor protein, calmodulin, has helped in understanding its mode of action in molecular terms, we felt that an interdisciplinary selection of topics from the calcium field could provide a good source of information for all those in­ terested in calcium-mediated physiology. The volume begins with an overview on the synarchic nature of the two 2 cellular messengers, cyclic AMP and Ca +. The next three chapters deal with 2 the various transport mechanisms for Ca +. The biochemistry and molecular biology of calmodulin, as well as the cellular localization of calmodulin and calmodulin-binding proteins, are reviewed. Calcium regulation of smooth muscle contraction introduces the pharmacology of calcium antagonists.


Calcium biochemistry biology cell cell physiology molecular biology muscle pharmacology physiology protein proteins receptor regulation signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Dieter Marmé
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Gödecke Research InstituteGödecke AGFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Biology IIIUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70072-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70070-5
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