Calcium and Cell Function

Calcium and Cell Function

Volume 7

1st Edition - July 10, 1987

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  • Editor: Wai Yiu Cheung
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483217499

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Calcium and Cell Function, Volume 7 covers the signal transduction across the cell membrane. The book discusses phosphoinositides and calcium signaling; calmodulin-stimulated adenylate cyclases; and calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinases. The text also describes the regulation of gene expression by calcium; the dynamics of intracellular calcium concentration during mitosis; and the methods for the measurement of intracellular ionized calcium in mammalian cells. Pharmacologists, physiologists, and people involved in the study of calcium and cell function will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Chapter 1 Phosphoinositides and Calcium Signaling

    I. Introduction

    II. The Phosphoinositide Effect

    III. Phosphoinositides and Calcium Mobilization

    IV. Diacylglycerol as an Intracellular Messenger

    V. Receptor Coupling to Cellular Responses

    VI. Concluding Remarks


    Chapter 2 Calmodulin-Stimulated Adenylate Cyclases

    I. Mammalian Adenylate Cyclases

    II. Calmodulin-Stimulated Bacterial Adenylate Cyclases


    Chapter 3 Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinases

    I. Classes of Calmodulin Kinases: Molecular Characteristics

    II. Tissue, Cellular, and Subcellular Distribution

    III. Regulation of CaM Kinases by Phosphorylation

    IV. Conclusion


    Chapter 4 Regulation of Gene Expression by Calcium

    I. Introduction

    II. Ca2+ Regulation of Prolactin Gene Expression

    IIΙ. Ca2+ Regulation of Genes Encoding for Glucose-Regulated Proteins, GRP 78 and GRP 94

    V. Conclusions


    Chapter 5 The Dynamics of [Ca2+]i during Mitosis

    I. Introduction

    II. Quantitative Measurements of [Ca2+]i Using Fluorescent Indicators

    III. Changes of [Ca2+]i through Mitosis and Cell Division

    IV. Conclusions


    Chapter 6 Methods for the Measurement of Intracellular Ionized Calcium in Mammalian Cells: Comparison of Four Classes of Ca2+ Indicators

    I. Introduction

    II. Matching the Ca2+ Indicator with the Physiological Problem under Investigation

    III. Characteristics of a Ca2+ Indicator

    IV. Fluorescent Indicators

    V. Metallochromic Indicators

    VI. Bioluminescent Indicators

    VII. Ca2+-Selective Microelectrodes

    VIII. Comparison of Ca2+ Indicators



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  • No. of pages: 222
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1987
  • Published: July 10, 1987
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483217499

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Wai Yiu Cheung

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