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Mechanosensitivity in Cells and Tissues

Mechanosensitivity of the Nervous System

Editors: Kamkin, Andre, Kiseleva, Irina (Eds.)

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  • For the first time, one volume brings together a comprehensive, up-to-date description of mechanosensitive ion channels in the nervous cells
  • For the first time, one volume provides a thorough review of mechanosensitivity of the receptors present in the nervous system
  • For the first time, it gives a reader a complete overview of biomechanics of the nervous system
  • First of a kind, this book gives a wide and detailed coverage of mechanosensitivity of the neurovascular system
  • The only single source which provides the most modern vision of known mechanosensitive signaling cascades in the nervous system
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This book presents the latest findings in mechanosensitivity of the nervous system. The nervous system stands out from a number of tissues because besides reacting to the mechanical stress it is transmitting its own response to other organs and tissues, which are located downstream of its signaling pathway. For this reason any type of mechanical stimulation of the nervous system, which is capable of triggering a physiological response, has high scientific and practical significance, since it allows its use beyond a particular experimental model anywhere where it is contributing to a particular pathological condition.

This book is a unique collection of reviews outlining the current knowledge and the future developments in this rapidly growing field. Currently, investigations of the effects of mechanical stress on the nervous system are focused on several issues. The majority of studies investigate the effects of mechanical stimulation on mechanosensitive channels, as its primary target and interactive agent, and aim on description of downstream intracellular signaling pathways together with addressing general issues of biomechanics of the nervous system. Knowledge of biomechanics, and mechanisms, which underlie it on organism, organ, tissue and cellular level, is necessary for understanding of the normal functioning of living organisms and allows to predict changes which arise due to alterations of their environment, and possibly will allow to develop new methods of artificial intervention.

The book brings up the problem closer to the experts in related medical and biological sciences as well as practicing doctors besides just presenting the latest achievements in the field.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Mechanosensitive Channels in Neuronal and Astroglial Cells in the Nervous System

    Pages 3-22

    Kirischuk, Sergei

  • Ion Channels with Mechanosensitivity in the Nervous System

    Pages 23-49

    Chung, Gehoon (et al.)

  • Mechanosensitive Cation Currents and their Molecular Counterparts in Mammalian Sensory Neurons

    Pages 51-67

    Hao, Jizhe (et al.)

  • Neurons and Cell Swelling-Induced Peptide Hormone Secretion

    Pages 69-85

    Štrbák, Vladimir

  • Neuronal Mechanosensitivity in the Gastrointestinal Tract

    Pages 87-103

    Smid, Scott D.

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8716-5
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7965-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanosensitivity of the Nervous System
Editors
  • Andre Kamkin
  • Irina Kiseleva
Series Title
Mechanosensitivity in Cells and Tissues
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8716-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8716-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8715-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7965-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 347
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