Description

Sodium reabsorbing epithelia play a major role in whole-body sodium homeostasis. Some examples of sodium regulating tissues include kidney, colon, lung, and sweat ducts. Sodium transport across these membranes is a two-step process: entry through an amiloride-sensitive sodium channel and exit via the ouabain-sensitive sodium/potassium ATPase. The sodium entry channels are the rate-limiting determinant for transport and are regulated by several different hormones. The sodium channels also play a significant role in a number of disease states, like hypertension, edema, drug-induced hyperkalemia, and cystic fibrosis. Amiloride-Sensitive Sodium Channels: Physiology and Functional Diversity provides the first in-depth exchange of ideas concerning these sodium channels, their regulation and involvement in normal and pathophysiological situations.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Summarizes current state of amiloride-sensitive sodium channel field * Analyzes structure-function of epithelial sodium channels * Discusses immunolocalization of epithelial sodium channels * Examines hormonal regulation of sodium channels * Discusses sodium channels in lymphocytes, kidney, and lung * Considers mechanosensitivity of sodium channels * Provides ideas on sodium channels and disease

Readership

Biophysicists; physiologists.

Table of Contents

D. Benos, Preface. Structure-Function Relations of Amiloride-Sensitive Sodium Channels: C.M. Fuller, I.I. Ismailov, B.K. Berdiev, V.Gh. Shlyonsky, and D.J. Benos, Mapping Structure/Function Relations in alpha-bENaC. P.M. Snyder, C. Cheng, and M.J. Welsh, Membrane Topology, Subunit Composition, and Stoichiometry of the Epithelial Na+ Channel. T.R. Kleyman, I. Ismailov, F. Kosari, B.K. Berdiev, J. Li, and S. Sheng, Subunit Stoichiometry of Heteroligomeric and Homoligomeric Epithelial Sodium Channels. Regulation of Sodium Channels: N. Farman, S. Djelidi, M. Brouard, B. Escoubet, M. Blot-Chabaud, and J.P. Bonvalet, Cell-Specific Expression of EnaC and its Regulation by Aldosterone and Vasopressin in Kidney and Colon. D. Rotin, O. Staub, P. Plant, T. Ishikawa, and L. Schild, Regulation of EnaC by Interacting Proteins and by Ubiquitination. S. Sariban-Sohraby, Role of G-Proteins in the Regulation of Apical Membrane Sodium Permeability by Aldosterone in Epithelia. J.P. Johnson, J.-M. Wang, and R.S. Edinger, The Role of Post-Translational Modifications in the Cellular Mechanism of Aldosterone. J.A. Schafer, L. Li, D. Sun, R.G. Morris, and T.W. Wilborn, Regulation of Amiloride-Sensitive Na+ Channels in the Renal Collecting Duct. P.R. Smith, cAMP Mediated Regulation of Amiloride-Sensitive Sodium Channels: Channel Activation or Channel Recruitment? J.K. Bubien, Human Lymphocyte Ionic Conductance. H. Cantiello, Regulatory Aspects of Apx, a Novel Na+ Channel with Connections to the Cytoskeleton. Sodium Channels in the Lung: C.R. Talbot, Species Specific Variations in EnaC Expression and Loc

Details

No. of pages:
384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1999
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780080585185
Print ISBN:
9780121533472
Print ISBN:
9780120890309

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