Integrative Physiology in the Proteomics and Post-Genomics Age

  • Wolfgang Walz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. David L. Mattson
    Pages 7-25
  3. Meghan M. Taylor
    Pages 27-42
  4. Bruce N. Van Vliet, Jean-Pierre Montani
    Pages 43-66
  5. John A. Russell, Gareth Leng
    Pages 67-94
  6. Michel Cabanac
    Pages 95-120
  7. Theodore H. Bullock
    Pages 121-127
  8. Mircea Steriade
    Pages 129-148
  9. Frank W. Booth, P. Darrell Neufer
    Pages 149-167
  10. Kenneth B. Storey, Janet M. Storey
    Pages 169-200
  11. Alicia E. Novak, Angeles B. Ribera
    Pages 215-237
  12. Dee U. Silverthorn, Penelope A. Hansen
    Pages 239-258
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 259-269

About this book


The advent of molecular techniques has shifted the focus of physiology from its traditional role as an integrative science concerned with the study of regulatory mechanisms leading to adaptation and homeostasis, to a field preoccupied with the problems and challenges inherent in those techniques. In Integrative Physiology in the Proteomics and Post-Genomics Age, internationally recognized researchers highlight the major questions and accomplishments of modern physiological research and demonstrate that modern molecular methods can well be incorporated and strengthen the original integrative perspectives of physiology set out by Claude Bernard's concept of the "milieu interieur." Among the critical issues discussed are the place of functional genomics in regulatory physiology, the role of model systems in integrative physiology, the function of neural circuits in behavior and consciousness, and the influence of external challenges to the whole body and the environment on genes. The question of integrative physiology in curriculum design for the health sciences is also discussed.
Perceptive and timely, Integrative Physiology in the Proteomics and Post-Genomics Age bridges the gap between molecular biology and whole body function, establishing the future of physiology as an integrative science based on new molecular insights.


Proteomics adaptation behavior biology circulation environment genes genomics molecular biology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Walz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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