Description

Aquaporins summarizes the present knowledge in this expanding field of research, starting with the structural analysis of water channel proteins. Subsequent chapters begin with mammalian aquaporins, examining physiology and pathophysiology, analysis of knock-out model animals, and the regulation of aquaporin function. Also covered is the distribution and regulation of aquaporins in plants and the function of water and glycerol channels in microbial systems.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Comprehensive treatment of a topical research field * Authored by world leaders in the field * Covers structural biology and physiology * Covers different experimental and biological systems * Chapters on plant and microbial systems * Extensive treatment of mammalian physiology and pathophysiology * Structural analysis excellently illustrated

Readership

Graduate students and academic researchers in physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, biochemistry, and cell biology.

Details

No. of pages:
390
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080494395
Print ISBN:
9780121533519
Print ISBN:
9780124015159

About the serial-volume-editors

Stefan Hohmann

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology/Microbiology, Göeteborg University, Sweden

Peter Agre

Affiliations and Expertise

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

Soren Nielsen

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Anatomy, Department of Cell Biology, University of Aarhus, Denmark