Cell Volume Regulation

Cell Volume Regulation

1st Edition - September 20, 2018

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  • Editors: Irena Levitan, Eric Delpire, Hector Rasgado-Flores
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128154564
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128154571

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Cell Volume Regulation and Fluid Secretion, Volume 81, the latest release in the Current Topics in Membranes series highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on General principles of cell volume regulation, Cell volume maintenance: water and salt homeostasis, The search for ubiquitous cell volume sensor: the role of plasma membrane and cytoplasmic hydrogel, More than membranes, Cellular and membrane biomechanics of CVR response, Molecular identities of volume-regulatory anion channels, Molecular biology and physiology of volume-regulated anion channel (VRAC), the Role of WNKs in the modulation of intracellular chloride, amongst other topics.

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  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in the Current Topics in Membranes series
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Table of Contents

  • Section 1. General Principles of Cell Volume Regulation
    1. Water Homeostasis and Cell Volume Maintenance and Regulation
    Eric Delpire and Kenneth B. Gagnon
    2. Search for Upstream Cell Volume Sensors: The Role of Plasma Membrane and Cytoplasmic Hydrogel
    Sergei N. Orlov, Aleksandra Shiyan, Francis Boudreault, Olga Ponomarchuk, and Ryszard Grygorczyk
    3. Cytoskeletal Contribution to Cell Stiffness Due to Osmotic Swelling; Extending the Donnan Equilibrium
    Pei-Chuan Chao, Mettupalayam Sivaselvan, and Frederick Sachs
    4. Membrane Stiffening in Osmotic Swelling: Analysis of Membrane Tension and Elastic Modulus
    Manuela A.A. Ayee and Irena Levitan
    5. Molecular Identities and ATP Release Activities of Two Types of Volume-Regulatory Anion Channels, VSOR and Maxi-Cl
    Yasunobu Okada, Toshiaki Okada, Md. Rafiqul Islam, and Ravshan Z. Sabirov
    6. Molecular Biology and Physiology of LRRC8 Volume-Regulated Anion Channel (VRAC)
    James Osei-Owusu, Junhua Yang, Maria del Carmen Vitery, and Zhaozhu Qiu

    Section 2. Regulation of Intracellular Chloride and Water Homeostasis
    7. Role of WNK Kinases in the Modulation of Cell Volume
    Paola de los Heros, Diana Pacheco-Alvarez, and Gerardo Gamba
    8. Intracellular Macromolecules in Cell Volume Control and Methods of Their Quantification
    Michael A. Model M.A. and Jonathan C. Petruccelli

    Section 3. Cell Volume Regulation in the Airways
    9. Slippery When Wet: Airway Surface Liquid Homeostasis and Mucus Hydration
    Megan J. Webster and Robert Tarran
    10. Physiology of the Gut: Experimental Models for Investigating Intestinal Fluid and Electrolyte Transport
    Isha Dey and Neil A. Bradbury

    Section 4. Cell Volume Regulation in the Brain
    11. Cell Volume Control in Healthy Brain and Neuropathologies
    Corinne S. Wilson and Alexander A. Mongin
    12. Cytotoxic Swelling of Sick Excitable Cells – Impaired Ion Omeostasis and Membrane Tension Homeostasis in Muscle and Neuron
    Catherine E. Morris

Product details

  • No. of pages: 514
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: September 20, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128154564
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128154571

About the Serial Volume Editors

Irena Levitan

Irena Levitan, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her PhD in Biophysics and Neurobiology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1994 and completed postdoctoral training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Institute for Medicine and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the biophysical properties of endothelial membranes and sub-membrane cytoskeleton. Specifically, the studies of her group, which combine computational and experimental biophysical approaches, provided the first comprehensive structural insights into cholesterol regulation of K+ channels. In 2012, she was named a Guyton Distinguished Lecturer “for her quantitative and biophysical work on cholesterol modulation of ion channels and how this can affect integrated organ function”. She and her group also discovered a paradoxical relationship between fluidity/deformability of the membrane and cell stiffness. In 2018, she was elected a Fellow of AIMBE for “outstanding contributions to our understanding of lipid-ion channel interactions, cellular biomechanics and vascular dysfunction under dyslipidemia”.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Bioengineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Eric Delpire

Dr. Eric Delpire teaches at the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Hector Rasgado-Flores

Dr. Hector Rasgado-Flores teaches at Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, Illinois, USA

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