Calcium in Drug Action

Calcium in Drug Action

by G. B. Weiss (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1978)

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ISBN-13: 9781468433562
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 03/22/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1978
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Section I. Analysis and Alteration of calcium Ion Distribution and Movements.- 1. Calcium, Calcium Translocation and Specific Calcium Antagonists.- 2. Surface Calcium in the Heart: Its Function and Role in Drug Action.- 3. Quantitative Measurement of Binding Sites and Washout Components for Calcium Ion in Vascular Smooth Muscle.- 4. Calcium in Smooth Muscle Function.- Section II. Subcellular Sites and Interactions: Calcium and Drugs.- 5. Effects of Calcium on Adenylate Cyclase, as Part of the Ca2+-cAMP Feedback in Biological Communication.- 6. Prostaglandins, Calcium and Cyclic Nucleotides in Stimulus-Response Coupling.- 7. Regulation of Calcium by Vascular Smooth Muscle Cellular Components.- 8. Role of Calcium in the Actions of Agents Affecting Membrane Permeability.- Section III. Calcium in Drug Action: Some Specific Biological Systems.- 9. The Role of Calcium in Blood Platelet Function.- 10. Effects of Opiate Drugs on the Metabolism of Calcium in Synaptic Tissue.- 11. Calcium and Neuromuscular Transmission.- 12. Role of Calcium in Desensitization at the Motor End-Plate of Skeletal Muscle.- 13. Effect of Pharmacological Agents on Calcium Stores in Amphibian Fast and Slow Muscle Fibers.- 14. Calcium Related Basis of Action of Vascular Agents: Cellular Approaches.

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