Living Without Oxygen: Closed and Open Systems in Hypoxia Tolerance

Living Without Oxygen: Closed and Open Systems in Hypoxia Tolerance

by Peter W. Hochachka
     
 


Innumerable clinical problems have as their basis some derangement in oxygen-dependent metabolism. To explore mechanisms of adjusting to oxygen limitation, Living without Oxygen presents a bestiary of exotic anaerobes that illuminate elements of metabolic biochemistry only dimly seen in studies using standard experimental animals. With their exaggerated…  See more details below

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Innumerable clinical problems have as their basis some derangement in oxygen-dependent metabolism. To explore mechanisms of adjusting to oxygen limitation, Living without Oxygen presents a bestiary of exotic anaerobes that illuminate elements of metabolic biochemistry only dimly seen in studies using standard experimental animals. With their exaggerated anaerobic capabilities, Hochachka's diving mammals, airbreathing fishes, and hypoxia-adapted lower vertebrates allow a detailed assessment of what can and what cannot be adjusted in the process of extending hypoxia tolerance. The book places the enzymatic and biochemical machinery firmly in the biological context and assumes only a modest familiarity with bioenergetics and metabolic biochemistry. The author's clear prose should make this technical presentation pleasantly unintimidating for any physiologist, biochemist, or clinical investigator. The insights of his unique approach make Living without Oxygen essential reading.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674536708
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1980
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Peter W. Hochachka is Professor of Zoology, University of British Columbia

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