The Eye's Aqueous Humor

The Eye's Aqueous Humor

2nd Edition - September 25, 2008

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  • Editor: Mortimer Civan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080920511
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123738943

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Current Topics in Membranes provides a systematic, comprehensive, and rigorous approach to specific topics relevant to the study of cellular membranes. Each volume is a guest edited compendium of membrane biology.

Key Features

  • Guest edited by cell membrane experts
  • Dynamic and thorough coverage of all aspects of the aqueous humor from inflow to outflow
  • Provides the latest teachings on genomics and glaucoma
  • Highlights new therapeutic strategies for the control of intraocular pressure


Basic scientists and clinicians studying biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and biotechnology

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Ion Transport
    Mortimer M. Civan

    2. Ocular Aquaporins and Aqueous Humor Dynamics
    W. Daniel Stamer, Nicholas W. Baetz and Andrea J. Yool

    3. The Role of Gap Junction Channels in the Ciliary Body Secretory Epithelium
    Richard T. Matthias, Thomas W. White and Peter R. Brink

    Chapter 4: Regional Dependence of Inflow
    Anthony D.C. Macknight and Mortimer M. Civan

    5. Functional Modulators Linking Inflow with Outflow of Aqueous Humor
    Miguel Coca-Prados and Sikha Ghosh

    6. Aqueous Humor Outflow Resistance
    Thomas F. Freddo and Mark Johnson

    7. Aqueous Humor Dynamics I: Measurement methods and animal studies
    Carol B. Toris

    8. Aqueous Humor Dynamics II: Clinical Studies
    Carol B. Toris and Carl B. Camras

    9. Effects of Circulatory Events on Aqueous Humor Inflow and Intraocular Pressure
    Herbert A. Reitsamer and Jeffrey W. Kiel

    10. Retinal Ganglion Cells and Glaucoma: Traditional Patterns and New Possibilities
    Claire H. Mitchell and Wennan Lu

    Chapter 11: What is Functional Genomics teaching us about Intraocular Pressure Regulation and Glaucoma?
    Teresa Borrás

    Chapter 12: Molecular Approaches to Glaucoma: Intriguing Clues for Pathology
    Ernst R. Tamm

    Chapter 13: Outflow Signaling Mechanisms and New Therapeutic Strategies for the Control of Intraocular Pressure
    Iok-Hou Pang and Abbot F. Clark

Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: September 25, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080920511
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123738943

About the Serial Volume Editor

Mortimer Civan

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, USA Professor of Physiology

About the Serial Editors

Dale Benos

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA

Sidney Simon

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

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