Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology of Cardiac Ion Channels and Transporters / Edition 1

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Overview

Knowledge of cardiac ion channels and transporters has advanced remarkably in the last two decades with the development of patch-clamp and molecular biological techniques. This textbook offers a comprehensive overview of structures and functions of ion channels and transporters in the heart. Readers are first introduced to the molecular biology and electrophysiology of all the important ion channels. After discussing their developmental changes, the pharmacology and pathophysiology of clinically-relevant ion channels are reviewed. Molecular aspects of the cardiac excitation-contraction coupling and intracellular Ca2+ regulation by ion transporters are also described. The book will be useful to electrophysiologists, cardiac physiologists and pharmacologists, and molecular biologists interested in ion channels at all levels. For research specialists, the book will provide a perspective of the field. The book can be used as a reference source for working scientists in the fields of ion channels, biophysics, cardiac electrophysiology, and pharmacology. It is aimed at graduate and medical students, designed for use as a textbook for graduate and medical courses.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Merrill Tarr, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This book covers the properties and functions of various cardiac ion channels, transporters, and receptors.
Purpose: The book is a tribute to Professor Hiroshi Irisawa, written by his former students and research collaborators.
Audience: The primary audience for this book will be working scientists in cardiac research, especially electrophysiologists.
Features: This book cover a wide variety of important topics in a very concise and well-written manner.
Assessment: This book is well written by research experts and it will serve the working scientist and graduate student well as a reference source a wide variety of important topics. I doubt that it will be useful to the average medical student, although advanced cardiology students may find it useful. The authors of most chapters, I think, assumed that the reader would be fairly knowledgeable in the subject matter. I read almost the entire book and greatly enjoyed it. The book clarified some topics for me, and I plan to incorporate some information from this book in teaching cardiac electrophysiology to medical students.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Merrill Tarr, PhD(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This book covers the properties and functions of various cardiac ion channels, transporters, and receptors.
Purpose: The book is a tribute to Professor Hiroshi Irisawa, written by his former students and research collaborators.
Audience: The primary audience for this book will be working scientists in cardiac research, especially electrophysiologists.
Features: This book cover a wide variety of important topics in a very concise and well-written manner.
Assessment: This book is well written by research experts and it will serve the working scientist and graduate student well as a reference source a wide variety of important topics. I doubt that it will be useful to the average medical student, although advanced cardiology students may find it useful. The authors of most chapters, I think, assumed that the reader would be fairly knowledgeable in the subject matter. I read almost the entire book and greatly enjoyed it. The book clarified some topics for me, and I plan to incorporate some information from this book in teaching cardiac electrophysiology to medical students.
Merrill Tarr
This book covers the properties and functions of various cardiac ion channels, transporters, and receptors. The book is a tribute to Professor Hiroshi Irisawa, written by his former students and research collaborators. The primary audience for this book will be working scientists in cardiac research, especially electrophysiologists. This book cover a wide variety of important topics in a very concise and well-written manner. This book is well written by research experts and it will serve the working scientist and graduate student well as a reference source a wide variety of important topics. I doubt that it will be useful to the average medical student, although advanced cardiology students may find it useful. The authors of most chapters, I think, assumed that the reader would be fairly knowledgeable in the subject matter. I read almost the entire book and greatly enjoyed it. The book clarified some topics for me, and I plan to incorporate some information from this book in teaching cardiac electrophysiology to medical students.
Booknews
Comprises 48 contributions which together provide an overview of structures and functions of ion channels and transporters in the heart. The molecular biology and electrophysiology of all the important ion channels are first introduced. After discussing their developmental changes, the pharmacology and pathophysiology of clinically-relevant ion channels are reviewed. Molecular aspects of the cardiac excitation- contraction coupling and intracellular Ca2+ regulation by ion transporters are also described. Intended as a textbook for graduate and medical courses, for electrophysiologists, cardiac physiologists and pharmacologists, and molecular biologists interested in ion channels at all levels, and as a reference for scientists in the fields of ion channels, biophysics, cardiac electrophysiology, and pharmacology. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792339137
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Series: Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine Series , #182
  • Edition description: 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 602
  • Product dimensions: 1.44 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Thoughts of my Friend, Hiroshi Irisawa; S. Ebashi. Dr Hiroshi Irisawa during his Youth and Physiology; I. Seyama. Part One: Section I: Channels and Channel Proteins. 1. Introduction. 2. A Pacemaker Channel. 3. The Cardiac N+ Channel. 4. The L-Type Cardiac Ca2+ Channel. 5. The Cardiac K+ Channels. 6. Cardiac Cl- Channels. 7. Cardiac Ion Channels Not Gated by Voltage. Section II: Ion Channels in Cardiovascular Development. Section III: Pharmacology of Ion Channels. Section IV: Ion Channels and Cardiac Pathology. Part Two: Section One: Molecular Aspects of Ca2+ Release. Section II: Molecular Steps in Cardiac Relaxation. 2. Molecular Biology and Physiology of Na+-Ca2+ Exchange. 3. Contraction-Relaxation Regulation. Section III: Regulation of Celluar Ca2+ by Other Transporters. Index.
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