Bioelectrochemistry: Principles and Practice

Bioelectrochemistry of Cells and Tissues

Editors: Walz, Dieter, Berg, Hermann, Milazzo, Giulio (Eds.)

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Bioelectrochemistry: Principles and Practice provides a comprehensive compilation of all the physicochemical aspects of the different biochemical and physiological processes. The role of electric and magnetic fields in biological systems forms the focus of this second volume in the Bioelectrochemistry series. The most prominent use of electric fields is found in some fish. These species generate fields of different strengths and patterns serving either as weapons, or for the purpose of location and communication. Electrical phenomena involved in signal transduction are discussed by means of two examples, namely excitation-contraction coupling in muscles and light transduction in photoreceptors. Also examined is the role of electrical potential differences in energy metabolism and its control. Temporal and spatial changes of the potential difference across the membranes of nerve cells are carefully evaluated, since they are the basis of the spreading and processing of information in the nervous system. The dielectric properties of cells and their responses to electric fields, such as electrophoresis and electrorotation, are dealt with in detail. Finally, the effects of magnetic fields on living systems and of low-frequency electromagnetic fields on cell metabolism are also considered. Further volumes will be added to the series, which is intended as a set of source books for graduate and postgraduate students as well as research workers at all levels in bioelectrochemistry.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Electric organs and their innervation: A model system for the study of cholinergic function

    Whittaker, Victor P.

    Pages 1-33

  • Contractility and motility of muscle and non-muscle cells

    Mannherz, Hans Georg

    Pages 34-56

  • Light-transduction in photoreceptors

    Nagy, Károly (et al.)

    Pages 57-133

  • An electrochemical description of metabolism

    Berry, Michael N. (et al.)

    Pages 134-158

  • The low-frequency dielectric properties of biological cells

    Davey, Christopher L. (et al.)

    Pages 159-207

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioelectrochemistry of Cells and Tissues
Editors
  • Dieter Walz
  • Hermann Berg
  • Giulio Milazzo
Series Title
Bioelectrochemistry: Principles and Practice
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Verlag
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-9063-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-9063-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-5085-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-9890-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
305
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