Description

The rapid growth of interest and research activity in ion channels is indicative of their fundamental importance in the maintenance of the living state. This volume was prepared with a view toward providing a sampling of the range of molecular and physical methods that are significant for the study of ion channels.

As part of the Reliable Lab Solutions series, Essential Ion Channel Methods brings together chapters from volumes 293 and 294 of Methods in Enzymology. The chapters have been selected by the editor and updated, when possible, by their original authors to include new research and references. The result is a set of chapters which make use of graphics, comparisons to other methods, and provide tricks and approaches that make it possible to adapt methods to other systems. Methods are presented in a fashion that allows their replication by individuals new to the field, yet providing valuable information for seasoned investigators.

Key Features

* Highlights top downloaded and cited chapters, authored by pioneers in the field and enhanced with graphics and easy to follow methods
* Loaded with detailed protocols developed and used by leaders in the field.
*Refines, organizes and updates popular methods from one of our top selling series, Methods in Enzymology

 

Readership

Researchers in and students of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, developmental biology, and genetics.

Table of Contents

PART I - Assembly
1. Assembly of Ion Channels
ZuFang Sheng and Carol Deutsch

PART II - Genetics
2. Identification of Ion Channel-Associated Proteins Using the Yeast Two-Hybrid System
Martin Niethammer and Morgan Sheng

PART III - Electrophysiology
3. Patch Clamp Studies of the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Chloride Channel
John W. Hanrahan, Zie Kone , Ceri J. Mathews,Jiexin Luo, Yanlin Jia  and Paul Lindsell

4. Tight-Seal Whole-cell Patch Clamping of C. elegans Neurons
S.R. Lockery and M.B. Goodman

5. Gating Currents
Enrico Stefani and Francisco Bezanilla

6. Determining Ion Channel Permeation Properties
Ted Begenisich

PART IV - Expression Systems
7. Expression of Ligand-Gated Ion Channels Using Using Semliki Forest Virus and Baculovirus
Kathryn Radford and Gary Buell

8. Recombinant Adenovirus-Mediated Expression in Nervous System of Genes Coding for Ion Channels and Other Molecules Involved in Synaptic Function
Markus U. Ehrengruber, Markus Lanzrein, Youfeng Xu, Mark C. Jasek, David B. Kantor, Erin M. Schuman, Henry A. Lester, and Norman Davidson

9. Transient Expression of Heteromeric Ion Channels
Alison L. Eertmoed, Yolanda F. Vallejo, and William N. Green

PART V - Model Simulations
10. Computer Simulations and Modeling of Ion Channels
Michael E. Green

PART VI.  Physical
11. Fluorescence Techniques for Measuring Ion Channel Activity
Gönül Velicelebi, Kenneth A. Stauderman, Mark A. Varney, Michael Akong, Stephen D. Hess, and Edwin C. Johnson

12. Ligand Binding Methods for Analysis of Ion Channel Structure and Function
Steen E. Pedersen, Monica M. Lurtz, and Rao V. L. Papineni

13. Three-dimensional structure of membrane proteins determined by two-dimensional crystallization, electron cryomicroscopy, and image analysis
Mark Yeager, Vinzenz M. Unger, Alok K. Mitra

14. Voltage

Details

No. of pages:
632
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780123822376
Print ISBN:
9780123822048

About the editor

P. Michael Conn

P. Michael Conn is the Senior Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He is The Robert C. Kimbrough, Professor of Internal Medicine and Cell Biology/Biochemistry. He was previously Director of Research Advocacy and Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cell Biology and Development and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University and Senior Scientist of the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). He served for twelve years as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of the ONPRC. After receiving a B.S. degree and teaching certification from the University of Michigan (1971), a M.S. from North Carolina State University (1973), and a Ph.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine (1976), Conn did a fellowship at the NIH, then joined the faculty in the Department of Pharmacology, Duke University Medical Center where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1982. In 1984, he became Professor and Head of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, a position he held for eleven years. Conn is known for his research in the area of the cellular and molecular basis of action of gonadotropin releasing hormone action in the pituitary and therapeutic approaches that restore misfolded proteins to function. His work has led to drugs that have benefitted humans and animals. Most recently, he has identified a new class of drugs, pharmacoperones, which act by regulating the intracellular trafficking of receptors, enzymes and ion channels. He has authored or co-authored over 350 publications in this area and written or edited over 200 books, including texts in neurosciences, molecular biology and endocrinology. Conn has served as the editor of many professional journals and book series (Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrine, Methods, Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science and Contemporary Endocrinology). Conn serve