Cell Physiology Source book

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Nicholas Sperelakis
Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 753 pages
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Cell Physiology Source Book provides a comprehensive discussion of physiology and biophysics at the cellular level. The book is organized into seven sections covering biophysical chemistry, electrochemistry, metabolism, second messengers, and ultrastructure (Section I); transport physiology, pumps, and exchangers (Section II); membrane excitability and ion channels (Section III); ion channels as targets for toxins, drugs, and genetic diseases (Section IV); synaptic transmission and sensory transduction (Section V); muscle and other contractile systems (Section VI); and bioluminescence and photosynthesis (Section VII).
This text was written for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the life sciences, including those taking courses in cell physiology, cell biophysics, and cell biology. Selected parts of this book can be used for courses in neurobiology, electrobiology, electrophysiology, secretory biology, biological transport, and muscle contraction. Students majoring in engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, and chemistry may use the book to understand the living state of matter. The text can serve as a reference tool for s postdoctoral scholars and faculty engaged in biological research. Medical, dental, and allied health students can also use this book to complement other textbooks in medical/mammalian physiology.
 

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Contents

Biophysical Chemistry Electrochemistry Metabolism Second Messengers and Ultrastructure
1
Transport Physiology Pumps and Exchangers
137
Membrane Excitability and Ion Channels
243
Ion Channels as Targets for Toxins Drugs and Genetic Diseases
387
Synaptic Transmission and Sensory Transduction
429
Muscle and Other Contractile Systems
537
Bioluminescence and Photosynthesis
663
Index
727
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Professor Sperelakis currently is Professor and Chairman Emeritus of Physiology and Biophysics at the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He is a cell physiologist specializing in cellular electrophysiology. Dr Sperelakis received a B.S. in Chemistry, M.S. in Physiology in 1955, and a Ph.D. in Physiology in 1957, all from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He was also trained in electronics, receiving a certificate from the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Electronics School in Treasure Island, San Francisco. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Dr. Sperelakis is the author/co-author of over 550 scientific articles in journals and books. He has lectured at numerous universities worldwide and at international conferences/symposia. He has also trained many postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, and has been a visiting professor at several foreign universities. Professor Sperelakis has served on a number of journal editorial boards. He is a member of numerous professional societies and has served on the Council for several of them. He has served on the science program advisory committees for various international conferences and has organized several conferences. Dr. Sperelakis was an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association (AHA), Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole), and elected Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC). He received Awards for research excellence from Ohio AHA in 1995 and SW Ohio in 1996. His listings include Who's Who in the World, in America, in Science and Engineering, in Medicine and Healthcare, and in American Education.

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