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Mechanosensory Transduction in Drosophila Melanogaster

  • Xin Liang
  • Landi Sun
  • Zhen Liu

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology book series (BRIEFSBIOCHEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Xin Liang, Landi Sun, Zhen Liu
    Pages 1-12
  3. Xin Liang, Landi Sun, Zhen Liu
    Pages 13-26
  4. Xin Liang, Landi Sun, Zhen Liu
    Pages 27-42
  5. Xin Liang, Landi Sun, Zhen Liu
    Pages 43-61
  6. Xin Liang, Landi Sun, Zhen Liu
    Pages 63-79
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 81-82

About this book

Introduction

This book offers an essential introduction for all graduate students and researchers who are working on or interested in mechanotransduction using fruit flies as their model organisms. Designed for accessibility, it follows a simple five-chapter structure, beginning with a general introduction to mechanotransduction in physiology (Chapter 1) and some basic considerations on the principles behind mechanotransduction processes (Chapter 2). In turn, Chapters 3, 4 and 5 focus on mechanoreceptors in Drosophila melanogaster. Chapter 3 explains how the fly’s mechanosensitive cells (i.e. mechanoreceptors) contribute to its daily life, while Chapter 4 explores the ultrastructural and mechanical basis for the working mechanisms of various fly mechanoreceptors. Lastly, Chapter 5 elaborates on the structure, function and physiology of mechanosensitive molecules in fly mechanoreceptors.

Accordingly, the book provides an overall framework, helping readers understand

mechanosensory transduction, from the physiological level to the molecular level.

Keywords

Drosophila melanogaster Mechanosensory transduction Mechanoreceptor Mechanosensitive channel Gating-Spring Model

Authors and affiliations

  • Xin Liang
    • 1
  • Landi Sun
    • 2
  • Zhen Liu
    • 3
  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityTsinghua-Peking Joint Center for Life Sciences, Max-Planck Partner Group, School of Life Sciences, BeijingChina
  2. 2.Tsinghua UniversityTsinghua-Peking Joint Center for Life Sciences, Max-Planck Partner Group, School of Life Sciences, BeijingChina
  3. 3.Tsinghua UniversityTsinghua-Peking Joint Center for Life Sciences, Max-Planck Partner Group, School of Life Sciences, BeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6526-2
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6525-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6526-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-9353
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-9361
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