Ion Channels of Excitable Membranes (3rd Revised edition)

Ion Channels of Excitable Membranes (3rd Revised edition)

By: Bertil Hille (author)Hardback

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This fully revised and expanded third edition of "Ionic Channels of Excitable Membranes" describes the known channels and their physiological functions, then develops the conceptual background needed to understand their architecture and molecular mechanisms of operation. It includes new chapters on calcium signalling, structural biology, and molecular biology and genomics. The text begins with the classical biophysical work of Hodgkin and Huxley, continues with the roles of channels in cellular signaling, then develops the physical and molecular principles needed for explaining permeation, gating, pharmacological modification, and molecular diversity, and ends with a discussion of channel evolution. It is written to be accessible and interesting to life scientists and physical scientists of all kinds. It introduces all the concepts that a graduate student should be aware of but is also effective in advanced undergraduate courses.

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BERTIL HILLE teaches at the University of Washington. He won the 1999 Albert Lasker Award.


PART I Classical biophysics of the squid giant axon The superfamily of voltage-gated channels Voltage-gated calcium channels Potassium channels and chloride channels Ligand-gated channels of fast chemical synapses Modulation, slow synaptic action, and second messengers Sensory transduction and excitable cells Calcium dynamics, epithelial transport, and intercellular coupling PART II Elementary properties of ions in solution Elementary properties of pores Counting channels Structure of channel proteins Selective permeability: Independence Selective permeability: Saturation and binding Classical mechanisms of block Structure-function studies of permeation and block Gating mechanisms: Kinetic thinking Gating: Voltage sensing and inactivation Modification of gating in voltage-sensitive channels Cell biology and channels Evolution and origins

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/08/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780878933211
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 814
  • ID: 9780878933211
  • weight: 1528
  • ISBN10: 0878933212
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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