Oxygen in the Animal Organism

Oxygen in the Animal Organism

Proceedings of a Symposium Held Under the Joint Auspices of the International Union of Biochemistry and the International Union of Physiological Sciences, London, 1963

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editors: Frank Dickens, Eric Neil
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223223

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Oxygen in the Animal Organism is a compilation of papers presented during the symposium on Oxygen in the Animal Organism, jointly sponsored by the International Union of Biochemistry and the International Union of Physiological Sciences, held at Bedford College, London in September 1963. The book provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the subject of oxygen in the animal organism. The papers presented cover a wide range of facts and hypotheses on the subject. Topics discussed include studies in the transport of oxygen; the fundamental physics and chemistry of oxygen; the diffusion of oxygen from the capillaries to the mitochondria; the neural and humoral components to the regulation of ventilation; and the evolution of biochemical pathways for oxygen. Biologists, biochemists, biophysicists, physiologists, and researchers will find the text informative and insightful.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction

    Session A

    Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Some Studies on the Reactions of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Haemoglobin Solutions and in Blood

    Oxygen Supply in Aquatic Forms

    Discussion

    Chemistry, Genetics, and Function of Invertebrate Respiratory Pigments—Configurational Changes and Allosteric Effects

    Discussion

    Structure and Function of Haemoglobin and Myoglobin

    Discussion

    Electronic Structure and Properties of Oxygen

    Discussion

    General Discussion

    Chairman's Closing Remarks

    Session B

    The Regulation of Carbohydrate Utilization

    Problems and Controversies in the Field of the Respiratory Chain-Linked Dehydrogenases

    Discussion

    The Oxygen Electrode

    The Measurement of Po2 in Tissues

    General Discussion

    Session C

    Reflex Circulatory and Respiratory Responses to Hypoxia

    Discussion

    The Respiratory Response of Man to Hypoxia

    Discussion

    Aerobic Work Capacity

    Discussion

    Some Physiological Responses to Chronic Hypoxia

    Discussion

    Coronary Blood Supply and Oxygen Usage of the Myocardium

    Discussion

    The Mutability of Km

    Discussion

    General Discussion

    Session D

    The Intracellular Oxidation—Reduction State

    Discussion

    Factors Affecting the Rate of Exchange of O2 Between Blood and Tissues

    Discussion

    Oxygen Consumption and Sodium Reabsorption in the Mammalian Kidney

    Discussion

    Cerebral Blood Supply and Cerebral Oxidative Metabolism

    Discussion

    General Discussion

    Session E

    General Effects of Oxygen at High Tension

    Discussion

    Biological Effects of Oxygen

    Discussion

    The Toxic Action of Oxygen on Metabolism and the Role of Trace Metals

    Discussion

    The Role of Oxygen in the Phenomena of Chemical Protection Against Ionizing Radiation

    Discussion

    Oxygen Tension and the Radiosensitivity of Tumours

    Discussion

    Chairman's Closing Remarks

    Session F

    Oxygen in the Foetus

    Discussion

    Respiratory Responses of the Neonate to Changes of Oxygen Tension

    Discussion

    Environmental Temperature, Hypoxia and O2 Consumption in the New-Born

    Discussion

    General Discussion

    Session G

    Oxygen Stores of Man

    Discussion

    Oxygen Secretion in the Swimbladder

    Discussion

    Problems of Oxygen Supply During Exposure to High g

    Discussion

    Atmosphere and Evolution

    Discussion

    Oxygen and the Evolution of Biochemical Pathways

    Discussion

    General Discussion

    Session H

    Closing Remarks

    Index of Contributors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 712
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223223

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Frank Dickens

Eric Neil

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