Cell and Tissue Organization in the Circulatory and Ventilatory Systems

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 8, 2011 - Science - 736 pages

The volumes in this authoritative series present a multidisciplinary approach to modeling and simulation of flows in the cardiovascular and ventilatory systems, especially multiscale modeling and coupled simulations. The cardiovascular and respiratory systems are tightly coupled, as their primary function is to supply oxygen to and remove carbon dioxide from the body's cells. Because physiological conduits have deformable and reactive walls, macroscopic flow behavior and prediction must be coupled to nano- and microscopic events in a corrector scheme of regulated mechanisms. Therefore, investigation of flows of blood and air in physiological conduits requires an understanding of the biology, chemistry, and physics of these systems together with the mathematical tools to describe their functioning.

The present volume is devoted to cellular events that allow adaptation to environmental conditions, particularly mechanotransduction. It begins with cell organization and a survey of cell types in the vasculature and respiratory tract. It then addresses cell structure and functions, especially in interactions with adjoining cells and matrix.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Cells and Tissues
11
Cells of the Blood Circulation 69
68
Cells of the Ventilatory Tract
95
4
121
Protein Synthesis
215
Cell Cytoskeleton
285
Plasma Membrane 383
382
Extracellular Matrix
485
Intracellular Transport
521
Concluding Remarks 603
602
Aliases and Symbols 675
674
Mathematical Symbols Molecules and Physical Quantities
717
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