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Editors Hoffman (Yale University School of Medicine) and Garbers (U. of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center) present work reflecting advances in the various fields of physiology. Of special note is a perspective chapter on principles of membrane structure, as well as two special topic sections on proton and electron transporters and advances in functional imaging in physiology. Coverage includes cardiovascular, cell comparative, endocrine, gastrointestinal, neuro-, renal, electrolyte, respiratory, and muscle physiology. Specific topics examined include estrogens in the nervous system, live optical imaging of nervous system development, and viral-based myocardial gene therapy. B&w and a few color illustrations are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Richard L. Clancy
This book consists of reviews of 36 biology topics distributed approximately equally among nine areas of physiology, e.g., cell physiology, neurophysiology, and cardiovascular physiology. The articles are written by persons who, through their research endeavors, are recognized authorities on the topic. This book is published every year, with different topics each year. The objective is to provide biologists with a comprehensive survey and analyses of recent research findings in selected physiological topics. This provides an effective and efficient method for biologists to remain current in a variety of biological topics. The authors have succeeded in meeting the objectives. The articles are written for biologists whose research activities are directly related to the topic and biologists needing to maintain teaching competency in areas other than their research specialty. By virtue of the authors' expertise, the book succeeds in providing the reader with a concise current synopsis of research in a specific topic. The objective of each article providing a comprehensive review and analyses of the research findings of many investigators precludes the extensive use of graphs, tables, etc. Consequently, graphs and tables are used to present concepts and summarize research results. In general, this does not adversely affect the usefulness of the articles. Each article includes an extensive list of references, including titles. The subject index is sufficiently complete to enable the reader to locate information readily. The excellent quality of the book is a result of the authors (1) providing thorough, concise synopses of current research findings; (2) identifying areas of controversy inresearch findings; and (3) suggesting directions for future research. This book should be in those libraries whose patrons include biologists involved in research and/or teaching advanced biology courses.
Dale B. Hales
This book of reviews spans the spectrum of physiologic disciplines examining topics from traditional integrative biology of whole animal physiology to modern cellular and molecular physiology. The purpose of the book is to provide responsible coverage of the science of physiology with sections representing traditional subjects supplemented with special topics. Reviews were chosen that best represent the traditional as well as the cell-molecular physiologist. The editors also intend to bring advances in other fields to the attention of the reader. The subjects of the reviews tend to stress molecular and cellular physiology in all of the disciplines. This emphasis properly reflects the current focus of the physiologic sciences. While most of the reviews embrace molecular and cellular aspects of their particular topics, a good balance between the traditional ""systems' physiologist and the ""reductionist' physiologist is achieved. This book is intended for physiologists in all stages of training: graduate students, postdoctorates, principal investigators, and professors. The reviews are written by true experts in their fields.These reviews tend to reflect the particular viewpoint of the author, but generally, fair treatment is given to each topic. There are few illustrations but the amount seems appropriate for the material presented. Because each of the chapters is a review article, each article has an extensive bibliography. Due to the delay from time of submission to publication, the references are not up-to-date. One of the most attractive features of the series is the inclusion of two autobiographical sketches of prominent physiologists who have made important and enduringcontributions to the science. This unique feature of Annual Reviews embellishes and enhances it. These autobiographies will excite younger readers with the romance of science, while allowing mature readers to reflect with greater perspective on developments in the physiologic sciences. There is a complete and descriptive table of contents and extensive subject and author indices. The demure binding and typeface of the book back match the other 54 volumes in the series and make it easy to identify. Each year the Annual Review of Physiology covers each subdiscipline of physiology with state-of-the-art reviews on particular topics. The strongest areas covered in this series are cardiovascular physiology, respiratory physiology, and electrophysiology . By trying to be all things to all physiologists, the reviews tend to be somewhat superficial. This collection of reviews is highly recommended for review in areas of physiology out of one's expertise, but the reader might find the treatment of material in his own expertise somewhat dilute.
Mailen Kootsey
This annual volume is a summary of recent research in eight areas of physiology plus two special topics. In a prefatory chapter, senior physiologist Carlton C. Hunt summarizes his personal history as a researcher and builder of physiology departments and careers. The review chapters in this book serve to distill and organize research articles from a large number of scientific and technical publications. The subjects are very specialized, but the reviews are thorough and of uniformly high quality. Most chapters have more than 100 references and one has nearly 400. Researchers working directly in the subject areas reviewed in this book will probably be familiar with most of the references cited in their area. Others that could benefit greatly from these reviews include researchers in related fields, students entering a new field, and teachers desiring to keep up with the latest material for their classes. In this book, the field of physiology is divided into eight sections covering areas such as the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. Each section has from one to five reviews, often with a common theme. For example, in the neurophysiology section the subject of timing and synchronicity in neural signals is featured. The two special topics for this volume are membrane fusion (three reviews) and sensory transduction (four reviews). This book has few illustrations (one color plate) and most pages are packed with multisyllabic words. Nevertheless, it will be a gold mine and a time saver for anyone studying the mechanisms of physiology at a detailed level. Most of the chapters are on cellular and molecular processes, with a relatively small percentage on systemicor integrative properties. Reviews can be found in other journals, but this volume and the series can be counted on to provide regular and high quality coverage of the latest in physiology.
Booknews
An autobiographical essay by Alexander Leaf (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School) leads off this annual compendium. Twenty-six contributions are arranged in sections on gastrointestinal physiology, endocrinology, comparative physiology, cardiovascular physiology, respiratory physiology, renal and electrolyte physiology, and neurophysiology. Six special topic articles address intermediary metabolism, and various aspects of circadian rhythms, among them molecular analysis, photoperception, and endogenous timekeepers in photosynthetic organisms. The volume is not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From The Critics
As is the case with previous editions, the aim is to track recent advances in physiology. Featured in this annual are two special articles—one on G protein effector mechanisms, edited by James B. Hurley, and one on transportopathies, edited by Gerhard Giebisch. Other topics include endocrinology, comparative physiology, neurophysiology, cardiovascular physiology, and physiologies renal and electrolytic, gastrointestinal, and respiratory. Along with the 32 articles is a subject index, as well as cumulative indices of contributing authors and chapter titles (v.60-64). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Mailen Kootsey, PhD (Loma Linda University)
Description: This annual volume is a summary of recent research in eight areas of physiology plus two special topics. In a prefatory chapter, senior physiologist Carlton C. Hunt summarizes his personal history as a researcher and builder of physiology departments and careers.
Purpose: The review chapters in this book serve to distill and organize research articles from a large number of scientific and technical publications. The subjects are very specialized, but the reviews are thorough and of uniformly high quality. Most chapters have more than 100 references and one has nearly 400.
Audience: Researchers working directly in the subject areas reviewed in this book will probably be familiar with most of the references cited in their area. Others that could benefit greatly from these reviews include researchers in related fields, students entering a new field, and teachers desiring to keep up with the latest material for their classes.
Features: In this book, the field of physiology is divided into eight sections covering areas such as the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. Each section has from one to five reviews, often with a common theme. For example, in the neurophysiology section the subject of timing and synchronicity in neural signals is featured. The two special topics for this volume are membrane fusion (three reviews) and sensory transduction (four reviews).
Assessment: This book has few illustrations (one color plate) and most pages are packed with multisyllabic words. Nevertheless, it will be a gold mine and a time saver for anyone studying the mechanisms of physiology at a detailed level. Most of the chapters are on cellular and molecular processes, with a relatively small percentage on systemic or integrative properties. Reviews can be found in other journals, but this volume and the series can be counted on to provide regular and high quality coverage of the latest in physiology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824303556
  • Publisher: Annual Reviews, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Pages: 853

Table of Contents

Frontispiece xiv
Perspectives
Some Early History of Membrane Molecular Biology 1
Cardiovascular Physiology
Myocardial Aging and Senescence: Where Have the Stem Cells Gone? 29
Viral-Based Myocardial Gene Therapy Approaches to Alter Cardiac Function 49
Cell Physiology
Developmental Regulation of Lung Liquid Transport 77
Mechanism of Rectification in Inward-Rectifier K[superscript +] Channels 103
Metabolic Regulation of Potassium Channels 131
Structure and Function of Glutamate Receptor Ion Channels 161
Comparative Physiology
Biochemical Indicators of Stress and Metabolism: Applications for Marine Ecological Studies 183
Field Physiology: Physiological Insights from Animals in Nature 209
Metabolic Rate and Body Temperature Reduction During Hibernation and Daily Torpor 239
Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Mammalian Torpor 275
Endocrinology
Estrogens in the Nervous System: Mechanisms and Nonreproductive Functions 291
The Role of Corepressors in Transcriptional Regulation by Nuclear Hormone Receptors 315
Gastrointestinal Physiology
Molecular and Integrative Physiology of Intestinal Peptide Transport 361
Oral Rehydration Therapy: New Explanations for an Old Remedy 385
Recent Advances in Carrier-Mediated Intestinal Absorption of Water-Soluble Vitamins 419
Neurophysiology
Learning Mechanisms in Addiction: Synaptic Plasticity in the Ventral Tegmental Area as a Result of Exposure to Drugs of Abuse 447
Localization of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels in Mammalian Brain 477
Myosin-1c, the Hair Cell's Adaptation Motor 521
Renal and Electrolyte Physiology
Regulation of Renal K Transport by Dietary K Intake 547
The Extracellular Cyclic AMP-Adenosine Pathway in Renal Physiology 571
Respiratory Physiology
Alterations in SP-B and SP-C Expression in Neonatal Lung Disease 601
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Interactions in the Developing Lung 625
Genetically Engineered Mouse Models for Lung Cancer 647
Special Topic: Proton and Electron Transporters
Bacteriorhodopsin 665
The Cytochrome bc[subscript 1] Complex: Function in the Context of Structure 689
Special Topic: Functional Imaging in Physiology
Interpreting the BOLD Signal 735
Live Optical Imaging of Nervous System Development 771
Special Chapter: Muscle Physiology
Control of the Size of the Human Muscle Mass 799
Indexes
Subject Index 829
Cumulative Index of Contributing Authors, Volumes 62-66 879
Cumulative Index of Chapter Titles, Volumes 62-66 882
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