The Mechanism of gated calcium Transport across Biological Membranes

The Mechanism of gated calcium Transport across Biological Membranes

1st Edition - January 28, 1982

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  • Editor: S. Tsuyoshi Ohnishi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323141468

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The Mechanism of Gated Calcium Transport Across Biological Membranes presents the proceedings of a symposium, which was an unprecedented attempt to bring together diverse groups working on various aspects of the problem of gated Ca2+ transport. A variety of tissues, from Paramecium to vertebrate, and from the cell membrane to the internal membrane system, are included. This attempt appears to have been a success as many participants felt that they learned a great deal about the phenomenon in different preparations. This book is divided into six sections, with the first focusing on gated calcium transport in various tissues. It discusses such topics as the general properties of gated calcium transport, development of calcium channels in the cleavage-arrested embryo of a certain ascidian, and calcium currents in mammalian neurons. The following sections then focus on the kinetics of gated calcium transport; the pharmacology of gated calcium transport; regulation of gated calcium transport; calcium release from fragmented SR; and calcium-induced calcium release. This book will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of pharmacology, physiology, and experimental pathology.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors



    Section 1: Gated Calcium Transport in Various Tissues

    General Properties of Gated Calcium Transport

    Development of Ca Channels in the Cleavage-Arrested Embryo of a Certain Ascidian

    Ca Current in Frog Skeletal Muscle Fibers: Effect of Temperature on ICa Decay

    Ca Currents of Isolated Bovine Ventricular Myocytes

    Calcium Currents in Mammalian Neurons

    Section 2. Kinetics of Gated Calcium Transport

    Kinetics and Voltage Dependence of Calcium Inward Current in the Membrane of Mollusc Neurons

    Actions of Calcium Ion on Gating and Permeation of the Calcium Channel

    Calcium-Mediated Inactivation of Voltage-Gated Ca Channels

    Inactivation of Calcium Currents in Insect Skeletal Muscle

    Decrease in Calcium Conductance by Acetylcholine in Mammalian Ventricular Muscle

    Neurotransmitter Modulation of Voltage-Dependent Channels:Possible Mechanism for Presynaptic Inhibition?

    Section 3: Pharmacology of Gated Calcium Transport

    Calcium Channel Blockers as Probes of Calcium Channels

    The Manganese Current of Helix Neuron

    Differential Blockade of Calcium Mobilization through Membrane Channels in Vascular Smooth Muscle

    Chemical Modulations of Gated Calcium Current in Vascular Smooth Muscle Membranes

    Magnesium Modulates Calcium Entry and Contractility in Vascular Smooth Muscle

    Section 4: Regulation of Gated Calcium Transport

    Acetylcholine-Induced Membrane Potential Fluctuations in the Rat Adrenal Chromaffin Cell

    The Significance of Calcium Ions for Theglucose-Induced Electrical Activity of Pancreatic ß-Cells

    Calcium Spike in the Clonal Anterior Pituitary Cell and Its Relation to Hormone Secretion

    Direct Control of Cytosol Calcium and the Stimulation of Histamine Secretion by Rat Mast Cells

    A Physicochemical Approach to Calcium Membrane-Macromolecule Interactions

    Section 5: Calcium Release from Fragmented SR

    Energy Transduction between the Catalytic and Ionophoric Gate of (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase

    Spectroscopic Monitoring of the "Gate" Movement in the Calcium Pump Reaction of Sarcoplasmic Reticulum

    The Relationship between Membrane Potential and Ca2+ Fluxes in Sarcoplasmic Reticulum

    Correlation of Ca2+ Release from Terminal Cisternae with Integrity of Triad Junction

    Passive Ca2+ Transport in the SR Membrane

    Section 6: Calcium-Induced Calcium Release

    Mechanism of Calcium-Induced Release of Calcium from the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum of Skinned Cardiac Cells Studied with Potential-Sensitive Dyes

    Mechanism of Calcium-Induced Calcium Release in the SR Membrane

    Mechanism of Ca Release from Fragmented Sarcoplasmic Reticulum from Bullfrog Skeletal Muscle

    Calcium-Induced Calcium Release as a Gated Calcium Transport

    Ca2+-Induced Ca2+ Release as a Trigger Mechanism of Membrane Potential Dependent Ca2+ Release

    Ca-Dependent Action Potential and Ca-Induced Fertilization Potential in Golden Hamster Eggs

    Ca-Dependent Rhythmic Hyperpolarizations of Sympathetic Ganglion Cells


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  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: January 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323141468

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