Series of the Centro De Estudios Científicos

From Ion Channels to Cell-to-Cell Conversations

Editors: Latorre, Ramón, Sáez, Juan Carlos (Eds.)

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Ion channels allow us to see nature in all its magnificence, to hear a Bach suite, to smell the aroma of grandmother's cooking, and, in this regard, they put us in contact with the external world. These ion channels are protein molecules located in the cell membrane. In complex organisms, cells need to communicate in order to know about their metabolic status and to act in a coordinate manner. The latter is also accomplished by a class of ion channels able to pierce the lipid bilayer membranes of two adjacent cells. These intercellular channels are the functional subunits of gap junctions. Accordingly, the book is divided in two parts: the first part is dedicated to ion channels that look to the external world, and the second part is dedicated to gap junctions found at cell interfaces. This book is based on a series of symposia for a meeting on ion channels and gap junctions held in Santiago, Chile, on November 28-30, 1995. The book should be useful to graduate students taking the first steps in this field as well as a reference for the aficionado. The aim of the meeting was mainly to show the impact of various modern techniques, including cell biology, molecular biology, biophysics, and molecular­ genetics techniques in the study of these ubiquitous intrinsic membrane proteins. Molecular-genetics techniques paved the road to the manipulation of the channel­ forming molecules.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • The Molecular Origin of Voltage Dependence in Ionic Channels

    Bezanilla, F. (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Inward Rectification by an Activation Gating Mechanism

    Miller, A. G. (et al.)

    Pages 21-34

  • Assembly of Shaker K-Channels from a Random Mixture of Subunits Carrying Different Mutations

    Naranjo, David

    Pages 35-46

  • New Insights into the Topography, Gating and Modulation of MaxiK Channels

    Toro, L. (et al.)

    Pages 47-65

  • Shifts of Macroscopic Current Activation in Partially Blocked Sodium Channels. Interaction between the Voltage Sensor and a μ-Conotoxin

    French, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 67-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Ion Channels to Cell-to-Cell Conversations
Editors
  • Ramón Latorre
  • Juan Carlos Sáez
Series Title
Series of the Centro De Estudios Científicos
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-1795-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-1795-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45605-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-1797-3
Series ISSN
1571-571X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 504
Topics