Membrane Physiopathology

  • Editors
  • Ghassan Bkaily

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 159)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Ghassan Bkaily, Danielle Jacques
    Pages 13-23
  3. Naranjan S. Dhalla, Nasir Afzal, Heinz Rupp, Nobuakira Takeda, Makoto Nagano
    Pages 25-46
  4. Otto F. Schanne, Jihong Qu, George E. Haddad, Elena Ruiz-Petrich
    Pages 47-70
  5. Elena Ruiz Petrich, Fabien deLorenzi, Shufen Cai, Otto F. Schanne
    Pages 71-100
  6. Ghassan Bkaily, Adrian Sculptoreanu, Gaétan Jasmin
    Pages 123-132
  7. Nicholas Sperelakis, Zhiling Xiong, Yoshihito Inoue, Yusuke Ohya, Keiichi Shimmamura, David Bielefeld
    Pages 133-153
  8. Ghassan Bkaily, Pedro d’Orléans-Juste, Radha Naik, Demetri Economos, Shimin Wang, Elias Abdulnour et al.
    Pages 173-183
  9. Anwar B. Bikhazi, George E. Haddad, Habib M. Alloush, Fadia H. Uthman, Najla A. Fakruddin, Muna El-Kasti
    Pages 271-289
  10. Kanzhi Liu, Grant N. Pierce
    Pages 291-317
  11. Daniel Ménard, Jean-François Beaulieu
    Pages 319-341
  12. Rémy Sauvé, Rui Wang, Line Garneau
    Pages 343-357
  13. Darren E. Richard, Sylvie Bernier, Gaétan Guillemette
    Pages 359-373
  14. Michael Koutsilieris, Peter A. Rogers
    Pages 375-386
  15. Domenico Regoli, Audrey Claing, Pedro D’Orléans-Juste
    Pages 387-401
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 403-406

About this book


The need for publishing acomprehensive review ofa number ofdifferent membrane pathologiesofmuscleand non-musclecells inillnesses ranging from diabetes toheart disease and cancer lies on to the fact that there are several books dealing with the properties ofnormal cell membranes, although there are very few books focussing on the abnormal membrane behavior. Since the membrane is the critical outer barrier of a cell, this membrane could be the first structure to be affected in some diseases. Research is advancing at the cellular level at a very rapid rate. We can now address questions such as: "How and by what is the mechanism underlying membrane ion channel and receptor dysfunction leading to abnormal cell function?" and "What substances cause dysfunction in specific ion channels or receptors?". Such questions bring together the microscopic worldofthecell with the macroscopic manifestation of disease. We believe that a book such as this one would help researchers, physicians, and students to better understand the relationship between cell membrane dysfunction and abnormal function of the cell and tissue. This book is intended for practicing clinicians and academic researchers, as well as resident physicians, medical studentsandgraduatestudents. Hopefully, suchtreatisewillhelp to fill an important gap between basic science and clinical science. We are greatly indebted to all thedistinguishedandhigWy-qualified researchers from university and industrial milieus who contributed to this book. Finally, we would like to thank the publishers for their confidenceand cooperation in making this book available for the medical sciences.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6121-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2616-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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