Mathematical Biosciences Subseries

Tutorials in Mathematical Biosciences II

Mathematical Modeling of Calcium Dynamics and Signal Transduction

Editors: Sneyd, James (Ed.)

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About this Textbook

This book presents a series of models in the general area of cell physiology and signal transduction, with particular attention being paid to intracellular calcium dynamics, and the role played by calcium in a variety of cell types. Calcium plays a crucial role in cell physiology, and the study of its dynamics lends insight into many different cellular processes. In particular, calcium plays a central role in muscular contraction, olfactory transduction and synaptic communication, three of the topics to be addressed in detail in this book. In addition to the models, this book also presents much of the underlying physiology, so that readers may learn both the mathematics and the physiology at the same time, and see how the models are applied to specific biological questions. It is thus neither a mathematics book nor a physiology book, but has features from both sides of the fence.

It is intended primarily as a graduate text or a research reference. However, some parts of the book, particularly the introductory chapters on calcium dynamics will be well within the reach of some undergraduates. It will serve as a concise and up-to-date introduction to all those who wish to learn about the state of calcium dynamics modeling, and how such models are applied to physiological questions.

About the authors

James Sneyd already published one book with Springer which won a prize for best math book in 1998 (American Association of Publishers). Achi Dosanjh will have copies of any reviews of this book, which have been favourable in general:
Mathematical Physiology
Series: Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics, Vol. 8
Keener, James, Sneyd, James
1st ed. 1998. Corr. 2nd printing, 2001, XIX, 766 p. 347 illus., Hardcover
ISBN: 0-387-98381-3

He is also an author of: S. Camazine, J.-L. Deneubourg, N. Franks, J. Sneyd, Guy Theraulaz, Eric Bonabeau, Self-Organization in Biological Systems, Princeton University Press, 2001. Winner of Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Biological Science (2001), American Association of Publishers. One of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2002.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The book is mainly a research reference book but may be of interest for graduate students specializing in the fields of cell physiology and signal transduction. The book is an excellent, up-to-date survey for those who wish to learn about the state of calcium dynamic modelling and how such models are applied to physiological questions … . Much of the underlying physiology is clearly presented to help the reader to follow the modelling." (Johnny Tom Ottesen, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2006 h)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Basic Concepts of Ca2+ Signaling in Cells and Tissues

    Sanderson, M.J.

    Pages 1-13

  • Modeling IP3-Dependent Calcium Dynamics in Non-Excitable Cells

    Sneyd, J.

    Pages 15-61

  • Integrated Calcium Management in Cardiac Myocytes

    Shannon, T.R.

    Pages 63-95

  • Mechanisms and Models of Cardiac Excitation-Contraction Coupling

    Winslow, R.L. (et al.)

    Pages 97-131

  • Mathematical Analysis of the Generation of Force and Motion in Contracting Muscle

    Pate, E.

    Pages 133-153

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eBook $44.99
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Softcover $59.95
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-25439-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tutorials in Mathematical Biosciences II
Book Subtitle
Mathematical Modeling of Calcium Dynamics and Signal Transduction
Editors
  • James Sneyd
Series Title
Mathematical Biosciences Subseries
Series Volume
1867
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31438-7
DOI
10.1007/b107088
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-25439-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 202
Number of Illustrations and Tables
71 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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