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Molecular Aspects of Transport Proteins - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444895622, 9780080860817

Molecular Aspects of Transport Proteins, Volume 21

1st Edition

Editor: J.J.H.H.M. de Pont
eBook ISBN: 9780080860817
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 20th November 1992
Page Count: 343
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Table of Contents

  1. Na, K-ATPase, Structure and Transport Mechanism: (P.L. Jørgensen).
    2. Structure and Function of Gastric H,K-ATPase: (T.J.F. van Uem, J.J.H.H.M.
    De Pont). 3. The Ca2+ Transport ATPase of Sarco[endo]-plasmic
    Reticulum and Plasma Membranes: (A. Martonosi). 4. The Neurospora
    crassa Plasma Membrane H+-ATPase: (G.A. Scarborough). 5. The
    class II enzymes of the Phosphoenolpyruvate-Dependent Carbohydrate Transport
    Systems: (J.S. Lolkema, G. Robillard). 6. Mechanisms of Active and Passive
    Transport in a Family of Homologous Sugar Transporters (S.A. Baldwin). 7. Amino-Acid Transporters in
    Yeast: Structure, Function, and Regulation: (M. Grenson). 8. Stucture and
    Function of Plasma Membrane Na+/H+ Exchangers: (P.
    Igarashi). 9. Cl- Channels: (R. Greger). 10. Voltage-Gated K+
    Channels: (O. Pongs). 11. Structure and Regulation of Voltage-Dependent L-
    type Calcium Channels: (M.M. Hosey, R.M. Brawley, C.F. Chang, L.M. Gutierrez,
    C. Mundina-Weilenmann). Index.


The development of molecular biological techniques and their application in the field has given a new dimension to the area of membrane transport. The combination of biochemical (site-specific reagents), molecular biological (site-directed mutagenesis) and genetic approaches of which this volume gives numerous examples in combination with biophysical techniques as X-ray analysis and NMR will eventually lead to a complete elucidation of the mechanism of action of these transport proteins.

Although impossible to give a comprehensive overview of this rapidly expanding field, the expert contributors discuss: pumps involved in primary active transport, carriers which transport metabolites, and channels which allow selective passive transport of particular ions.

This volume is ideal for teachers, students and investigators in this field, and will lead to further progress in our understanding of this fascinating field.


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J.J.H.H.M. de Pont