Ion Channels, Part C, Volume 294

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: P. Michael Conn
Editor-in-Chiefs: John Abelson Melvin Simon
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121821951
eBook ISBN: 9780080884059
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd October 1998
Page Count: 788


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Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 294. Preface. Volumes in Series.

Physical Methods: Optical Measurements of Calcium Signals in Mammalian Presynaptic Terminals, P. Saggau, R. Gray and J.A. Dani. Fluorescent Techniques for Measuring Ion Channel Activity, G. Velicelebi, K.A. Strauderman, M.A. Varney, M. Akong, S.D. Hess and E.C. Johnson. Tagging Potassium Ion Channels with Green Fluorescent Protein to Study Mobility and Interactions with Other Proteins, E.S. Levitan. Spin Label Electron Spin Resonance and Fourier Transform Spectroscopy for Structural/Dynamic Measurements on Ion Channels, D. Marsh. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Peptide Ion Channel Ligands: Cloning and Expression as Aid to Evaluation of Structural and Dynamic Properties, M.D. Reily, A.M. Bokman, J. Offord and P. McConnell. Ligand Binding Methods for Analysis of Ion Channel Structure and Function, S.E. Pedersen, M.M. Lurtz and R.V.L. Papineni. Three-Dimensional Structure of Membrane Proteins Determined by Two-Dimensional Crystallization, Electron Cryomicroscopy, and Image Analysis, M. Yeager, V.M. Unger and A.K. Mitra. Drug-Dependent Ion Channel Gating by Application of Concentration Jumps Using U-Tube Technique, F. Bretschneider and F. Markwardt. Voltage Clamp Biosensors for Capillary Electrophoresis, O. Orwar, K. Jardemark, C. Farre, I. Jacobson, A. Moscho, J.B. Shear, H.A. Fishman, S.J. Lillard and R.N. Zare. Ion Channels as Tools to Monitor Lipid Bilayer-Membrane Protein Interactions: Gramicidin Channels as Molecular Force Transducers, O.S. Andersen, C. Nielsen, A.M. Maer, J.A. Lundbaek, M. Goulian and R.E. Koeppe, III.

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General Description of the Volume: This volume and its companion Volume 293 present techniques for the study of ion channels, ranging from the molecular to the physiological level. These volumes supplement Volume 207 of Methods in Enzymology.

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Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Among the major topics covered in this volume are:

  • Physical methods
  • Purification and reconstitution
  • Second messengers and biochemical approaches
  • Special channels


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About the Serial Volume Editors

P. Michael Conn Serial Volume Editor

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA

About the Editor-in-Chiefs

John Abelson Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, Division of Biology, Pasadena, U.S.A.

Melvin Simon Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA