Osmosensing and Osmosignaling

Osmosensing and Osmosignaling

1st Edition - October 1, 2007

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  • Editors: Helmut Sies, Dieter Haeussinger
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080552118
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123739216

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For over fifty years the Methods in Enzymology series has been the critically acclaimed laboratory standard and one of the most respected publications in the field of biochemistry. The highly relevant material makes it an essential publication for researchers in all fields of life and related sciences. This volume features articles on the topic of osmosensing and osmosignaling written by experts in the field.


Biochemists and researchers in related life science disciplines.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1
    Water compartments in cells
    Gary D. Fullerton, Ivan L. Cameron

    Chapter 2
    Yeast osmoregulation
    Stefan Hohmann, Marcus Krantz, Bodil Nordlander

    Chapter 3
    Physiological Analysis of Bacterial Mechanosensitive Channels
    Ian R Booth, Michelle D Edwards, Susan Black, Ulrike Schumann, Wendy Bartlett, Tim Rasmussen, Akiko Rasmussen & Samantha Miller

    Chapter 4
    Control of Cell Cycle in Response to Osmostress : Lessons from Yeast
    Josep Clotet and Francesc Posas

    Chapter 5
    Bacterial Osmosensing Transporters
    Janet M. Wood

    Chapter 6
    Plant Gene Networks in Osmotic Stress Response: from genes to regulatory networks
    Lam-Son Phan Tran, Kazuo Nakashima, Kazuo Shinozak, Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki

    Chapter 7
    Osmosensing by integrins in rat liver
    Freimut Schliess, Dieter Häussinger

    Chapter 8
    Hyperosmotic activation of the CD95 system
    Roland Reinehr, Dieter Häussinger

    Chapter 9
    New Approaches for Determining Apoptotic Volume Decrease (AVD) in Cells
    Carl D. Bortner, Maria I. Sifre, John A. Cidlowski

    Chapter 10
    Transient Receptor Potential channels in mechanosensing and cell volume regulation
    Stine Falsig Pedersen, Bernd Nilius

    Chapter 11
    Cell volume regulatory ion channels in cell proliferation and cell death
    Florian Lang, Michael Föller, Karl Lang, Philipp Lang, Markus Ritter, Alexey Vereninov, Ildiko Szabo, Stephan M. Huber, Erich Gulbins

    Chapter 12
    Actin Cytoskeleton Architecture and Signaling in Osmosensing
    Evangelia A. Papakonstanti, Christos Stournaras

    Chapter 13
    Osmotic stress and DNA damage
    Natalia I. Dmitrieva, Maurice B. Burg

    Chapter 14
    Transcriptional activator TonEBP in cellular protection and differentiation
    Jeong Ah Kim, Un Sil Jeon, Min Seong Kwon, Sun Woo Lim, H. Moo Kwon

    Chapter 15
    Desiccation Response of Mammalian Cells: Anhydrosignalling
    Zebo Huang, Alan Tunnacliffe

    Chapter 16
    Tonicity-regulated gene expression
    Joan Ferraris, Maurice B. Burg

    Chapter 17
    Hyperosmotic Induction of MAP Kinase Scaffolding
    Thomas L. Hilder, Michael H. Malone, Gary L. Johnson

    Chapter 18 (Not here yet, title confirmed)
    Osmoregulation of bile formation
    Ralf Kubitz, Dieter Häussinger

    Chapter 19
    Osmosignaling And Volume Regulation In Intestinal Epithelial Cells
    Christina H. Lim, G. M. Bot, Hugo R. de Jonge, Ben C. Tilly

    Chapter 20
    Osmotic regulation of cellular glucose uptake
    Philippe Gual, Teresa. Gonzalez, Thierry Greameaux, Yannick Le Marchand-Brustel, Jean-Francois Tanti

    Chapter 21
    Effects of osmolytes on protein folding in cells
    Zoya Ignatova, Lila M. Gierasch

    Chapter 22
    Simulations of Macromolecules in Protective and Denaturing Osmolytes: Properties of Mixed Solvent Systems and their Effects on Water and Protein Structure and Dynamics
    David A. C. Beck, Brian J. Bennion, Darwin O. V. Alonso, Valerie Daggett

    Chapter 23
    Application of the Transfer Model to Understand How Naturally Occurring Osmolytes Affect Protein Stability
    Matthew Auton, David W. Bolen

    Chapter 24
    Mechanisms of high salinity tolerance in plants
    Narendra Tuteja

    Chapter 25
    Phenotype of the taurine transporter knockout mouse
    Ulrich Warskulat, Birgit-Heller-Stilb, Evelyn Oermann, Karl Zilles, Helmut Haas, Florian Lang
    Dieter Häussinger

    Chapter 26
    Molecular basis of osmolyte effects on protein and metabolites
    Jörg Rösgen

    Chapter 27
    Methods of Changing Biopolymer Volume Fraction and Cytoplasmic Solute Concentrations for In Vivo Biophysical Studies
    Michael C. Konopka, James C. Weisshaar, M. Thomas Record, Jr.

    Chapter 28
    Characterization of Plant Aquaporins
    Ralf Kaldenhoff, Adam Bertl, Beate Otto, Menachem Moshelion, Norbert Uehlein

    Chapter 29
    Landon S. King

    Chapter 30
    Physiology and pathophysiology of renal aquaporins
    Soren Nielsen

Product details

  • No. of pages: 632
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: October 1, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080552118
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123739216

About the Serial Volume Editors

Helmut Sies

Helmut Sies, MD, PhD (hon), studied medicine at the universities of Tübingen, Munich, and Paris. He was the professor and chair of the Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany, where he is now professor emeritus. He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and was the president of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He was named ‘Redox Pioneer’; was the president of the Society for Free Radical Research International (SFRRI). Helmut Sies introduced the concept of “Oxidative Stress” in 1985, and was the first to reveal hydrogen peroxide as a normal constituent of aerobic cell metabolism. His research interests comprise redox biology, oxidants, antioxidants, micronutrients.

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Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany

Dieter Haeussinger

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