Environmental Stressors and Gene Responses

Environmental Stressors and Gene Responses

1st Edition - July 31, 2000

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  • Editors: J.M. Storey, K.B. Storey
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080531120

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Cell and Molecular Responses to Stress is a new multi-volume book series from Elsevier Science that focuses on how organisms respond at a molecular level to environmental stresses imposed upon them. All organisms deal with variations in multiple environmental factors including temperature, oxygen, salinity, and water availability. Many show amazing tolerances to extreme stress with remarkable biochemical adaptations that allow life to persist under very difficult circumstances. This series explores the molecular mechanisms by which cells and organisms respond to stress, focusing on the variations in metabolic response that allow some cells and organisms to deal with extreme stress, others to endure stress within strict limits, and others to have a very low tolerance for changes in environmental parameters.Articles from within the series highlight the elastic limits of molecular responses in Nature, with examples drawn from animal, plant and bacteria systems.Volume 1, begins by considering some of the roles of environmental stress in determining the geographic distribution of animals and in promoting species divergence and then explores gene expression and metabolic responses to environmental stress with examples of adaptation to high and low temperature, osmotic, anoxia/ischemia, desiccation, high pressure and heavy metal stresses.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Cell homeostasis and stress at year 2000: two solitudes and two research approaches (P.W. Hochachka). 2. Quantitative design of muscle energy metabolism for steady-state work (Raul K. Suarez). 3. Adaptation and divergence in stressful environments (Michael Travisano). 4. Stress and the geographic distribution of marine and terrestrial animals (Steven L. Chown and Andrew Clarke). 5. The evolution of thermal sensitivity in changing environments (George W. Gilchrist). 6. Adaptations of the cell membrane for life in extreme environments (Jack L.C.M. van de Vossenberg, Anrnold J.M. Driessen and Wil N. Konings). 7. Cell and molecular responses to hypoxic stress (Enbo Ma and Gabriel G. Haddad). 8. Molecular and cellular stress pathways in ischemic heart disease: targets for regulated gene therapy (Keith A. Webster). 9. Cellular and molecular basis of stress heart (Dipak K. Das and Nilanjana Maulik). 10. Transcriptional response to hyperosmotic stress (Robin L. Stears and Steven R. Gullans). 11. The activation of trans-acting factors in response to hypo- and hyper-osmotic stress in mammalian cells (Kuang Yu Chen, Jiebo Lu and Alice Y.-C. Liu). 12. Osmotic regulation of DNA activity and the cell cycle (Dietmar Kultz). 13. Life without water: responses of prokaryotes to desiccation (Daniela Billi and Malcolm Potts). 14. Stress response in marine sponges: genes and molecules involved and their use as biomarkers (Werner E.G. Muller, Claudia Koziol, Matthias Wiens and Heinz C. Schroder). 15. The effects of bioenergetic stress and redox balance on the expression of genes critical to mitochondrial function (Scot C. Leary and Christopher D. Moyes). 16. The heat shock response to tropical and desert fish (genus Poeciliopsis)(Carol E. Norris and Lawrence E. Hightower). 17. The molecular biological approach to understanding freezing-tolerance in the model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana (Gareth J. Warren, Glenn J. Thorlby and Marc R. Knight). 18. Molecular regulation of insect diapause (David L. Denlinger). 19. How do deep-sea micro-organisms response to changes in environmental pressure? (Chiaki Kato, Kaoru Nakasone, Mohammed Hassan Qureshi and Koki Horikoshi). 20. Signaling in Copper Ion Homeostasis (Zhiwu Zhu, Roslyn McKendry and Christopher L. Chavez).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2000
  • Published: July 31, 2000
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080531120

About the Editors

J.M. Storey

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Carleton University, Institute of Biochemistry, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, Canada

K.B. Storey

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