Series: Biomembranes. A Multi-Volume Treatise

Progress in understanding the nature of the biological membrane has been very rapid over a broad front, but still pockets of ignorance remain. Application of the techniques of molecular biology has provided the sequences of a very large number of membrane proteins, and has led to the discovery of superfamilies of membrane proteins of related structure. In turn, the identification of these superfamilies has led to new ways of thinking about membrane processes. Many of these processes can now be discussed in molecular terms, and unexpected relationships between apparently unrelated phenomena are bringing a new unity to the study of biological membranes.
The quantity of information available about membrane proteins is now too large for any one person to be familiar with anything but a very small part of the primary literature. A series of volumes concentrating on molecular aspects of biological membranes therefore seems timely. The hope is that, when complete, these volumes will provide a convenient introduction to the study of a wide range of membrane functions.
Book Series: Transmembrane Receptors and Channels

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Volume 6. Transmembrane Receptors and Channels

Published: 11th March 1997 Editor: A.G. Lee
Contents. List of Contributors. Preface (A.G. Lee). Part I Receptors for Hormones and Growth Factors. Insulin Receptor Signaling (D.K. Sung and I.D. Goldfine). Growth Factor Receptor Tyrosine Kinases (M.J. Fry). Transmembrane Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases (E.C.C. Wong, T.A. Woodford-Thomas, and M.L. Thomas). Regulation of the Mammalian Adnylyl Cyclases (R.J. Duhe, A.H. Dittman, Z. Wu, and D.R. Storm). The Prolactin/Growth Hormone/Cytokine Receptor Superfamily (P.A. Kelly, J. Finidori, M. Edery, and M.C. Postel-Vinay). Interleukin-1 Receptors (S.K. Dower and J.E. Sims). Nerve Growth Factor Receptors (R.A. Bradshaw and H. Hondermarck). Part II Channels. Voltage-Gated Potassium Channels (O. Pongs). Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels (G.Mikala, J.L. Mershon, and A. Schwartz). Cyclic Nucleotide-gated Channels (P.W. Wohlfart and N.J. Cook). IP3-Sensitive Calcium Channel (K. Mikoshiba, T. Furuichi, and A. Miyawaki). The Ryanodine Receptor (A.G. Lee). The Dynamic Nature of Gramicidin (D.A. Doyle and B.A. Wallace). The MIP Family of Integral Membrane Channel Proteins (M.H. Saier, Jr., A. Reizer, and J. Reizer). Ion Channels of Mitochondrial Membranes (C.A. Mannella and K.W. Kinnally). Index.

Additional volumes


Volume 4. Endocytosis and Exocytosis

Published: 17th December 1996 Editor: A.G. Lee

Volume 5. ATPases

Published: 17th December 1996 Editor: A.G. Lee

Volume 2. Rhodopsin and G-Protein Linked Receptors, Part A

Published: 31st July 1996 Editor: A.G. Lee

Volume 3. Receptors of Cell Adhesion and Cellular Recognition

Published: 25th June 1996 Editor: A.G. Lee

Volume 1. General Principles

Published: 28th June 1995 Editor: A.G. Lee