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Cell Physiology Source Book

Essentials of Membrane Biophysics

This authoritative book gathers together a broad range of ideas and topics that define the field. It provides clear, concise, and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of cellular physiology from fundamental concepts to more advanced topics. The 4e contains substantial new material. Most chapters have been thoroughly reworked. The book includes chapters on important topics such as sensory transduction, the physiology of protozoa and bacteria, and synaptic transmission.

Hardbound, 996 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-387738-3


  • Reviews of previous edition:

    "...a core textbook in cell physiology...The need for such a book is well justified and it fulfills its objectives admirably. It is especially strong on the subjects of signal transduction, membrane biology, ion channels, and neuronal and muscle cell physiology... It is a solid textbook in its field..."--DOODY'S PUBLISHING REVIEWS
    "Cell Physiology Source Book 2e will be useful for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying cell physiology, cell biophysics, electrophysiology, and biological scientists in many fields. The book is particularly suitable for introducing cell physiology to students with training in the physical sciences and for introducing cell biophysics to students with backgrounds in biology."--BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL
    "In his preface Sperelakis (emeritus, biophysics, U. of Cincinnati)describes himself as an 80-year-old retired professor living a quiet life when it came to his attention from multiple sources that his third edition text, published in 2001, had become quite rare and yet continued as the text of choice for many courses. At his request his editor surveyed instructors around the country for feedback, and their suggestions have been incorporated in this fourth edition. Chapters are more uniformly structured, the pitch is slightly lower to accommodate beginning graduate and senior-undergraduate students, and topics have been selected so as not to duplicate material readily available elsewhere. Material is arranged in sections on biophysical chemistry, metabolism, second messengers, and ultrastructure; membrane potential, transport physiology, pumps, and exchangers; membrane excitability and ion channels; synaptic transmission and sensory transduction; and muscle and other contractile systems. Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier."--Reference and Research Book News, October 2012


  • Dedication

    In Memoriam


    Section I: Biophysical Chemistry, Metabolism, Second Messengers, and Ultrastructure

    Section II: Membrane Potential, Transport Physiology, Pumps, and Exchangers

    Section III: Membrane Excitability and Ion Channels

    Section VI: Muscle and Other Contractile Systems

    Section VII: Protozoa and Bacteria

    Section VIII: Specialized Processes, Photosynthesis, and Bioluminescence



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