Description

The amount of new information on the molecular biology of chloride channels has grown tremendously in recent years. This large amount of information gives some unique and, in some instances, surprising insights into the function and structure of chloride channels which are present in every cell. This volume contains a series of in-depth reviews of chloride channel physiology, biophysics, and molecular biology. The reviews cover chloride channels found in the plasma membrane as well as in organelles of both plant and animal cells.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Discusses CFTR, the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator, which is responsible for CF and the CIC-family of chloride channels responsible for myotonia congenita * In-depth reviews of chloride channel physiology, biophysics, and molecular biology * Reviews chloride channels found in the plasma membrane and in organelles of both plant and animal cells

Readership

Biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, neurobiologists, biophysicists, cancer researchers, immunologists, virologists, and physiologists.

Table of Contents

R. Hedrich, Voltage-Dependent Chloride Channels in Plant Cells-Identification, Characterization, and Regulation of a Guard Cell Anion Channel. T. Jentsch, Molecular Biology of Voltage-Gated Chloride Channels. Q.Al-Awqati, An IAA-Sensitive Vacuolar Chloride Channel. M. Colombini, Anion Channels in the Mitochondrial Outer Membrane. M. Cahalan, Regulation of Chloride Channels in Lymphocytes. A. Blatz, Chloride Channels in Skeletal Muscle and Cerebral Cortical Neurons. M. Welsh, The CFTR Chloride Channel. R. Frizzell, Chloride Conductances of Salt-Secreting Epithelial Cells. D. Burt, GABAA Receptor Activated Chloride Channels. E. Schwiebert, Chloride Channels Along the Nephron. D. Gadsby, Chloride Ion Channels in Mammalian Heart Cells. Subject Index.

Details

No. of pages:
354
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1994
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780121533427
Electronic ISBN:
9780080585130