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Sensing with Ion Channels

  • Boris Martinac

Part of the Springer Series in Biophysics book series (BIOPHYSICS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Ching Kung, Xin-Liang Zhou, Zhen-Wei Su, W. John Haynes, Sephan H. Loukin, Yoshiro Saimi
    Pages 1-23
  3. Paul Blount, Irene Iscla, Yuezhou Li
    Pages 25-45
  4. Takuya Furuichi, Tomonori Kawano, Hitoshi Tatsumi, Masahiro Sokabe
    Pages 47-67
  5. Florian Lang, Erich Gulbins, Ildiko Szabo, Alexey Vereninov, Stephan M. Huber
    Pages 69-84
  6. Karel Talavera, Thomas Voets, Bernd Nilius
    Pages 101-120
  7. Owen P. Hamill, Rosario Maroto
    Pages 121-160
  8. Amanda Patel, Patrick Delmas, Eric Honoré
    Pages 161-174
  9. Peter H. Barry, Wei Qu, Andrew J. Moorhouse
    Pages 175-200
  10. Austin L. Brown, Daniel Ramot, Miriam B. Goodman
    Pages 201-223
  11. Stephan Kellenberger
    Pages 225-246
  12. Charles Kennedy
    Pages 247-266
  13. Takahiro Yasuda, David J. Adams
    Pages 267-298
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 299-304

About this book

Introduction

All living cells are able to detect and translate environmental stimuli into biologically meaningful signals. Sensations of touch, hearing, sight, taste, smell or pain are essential to the survival of all living organisms. The importance of sensory input for the existence of life thus justifies the effort made to understand its molecular origins. Sensing with Ion Channels focuses on ion channels as key molecules enabling biological systems to sense and process the physical and chemical stimuli that act upon cells in their living environment. Its aim is to serve as a reference to ion channel specialists and as a source of new information to non specialists who want to learn about the structural and functional diversity of ion channels and their role in sensory physiology.

Keywords

Calcium Ionenkanäle Membrane, biologische Signalübertragung Sinnesphysiologie biophysics cells ion channels membranes, biological physiology sensory physiology signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Boris Martinac
    • 1
  1. 1.University of QueenslandAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72739-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-72683-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-72739-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0932-2353
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