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Calcium Signaling In Airway Smooth Muscle Cells

Editors: Wang, Yong-Xiao (Ed.)

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  • Explores the role calcium signaling plays in cellular responses in almost all types of cells including airway smooth muscle cells
  • Includes novel findings in the studies of the molecular genesis, networks, microdomains, regulation, and physiological functions of calcium signaling in animal and human airway SMCs
  • Offers data from clinical trials in terms of exploring interventions of calcium signaling in the treatments of asthma and other related diseases
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This book explores the role calcium signaling plays in cellular responses in almost all types of cells including airway smooth muscle cells. This universal signaling may result from extracellular calcium influx and/or intracellular calcium release, which are precisely controlled and regulated by ion channels, exchangers and/or transporters on the plasmalemmal or sarcoplasmic reticulum membrane. First, several chapters detail calcium release channels (ryanodine receptors and inositol trisphosphate receptors), voltage-dependent potassium channels, transient receptor potential channels, Orai channels, calcium-activated potassium channels, and calcium-activated chloride channels. Well-characterized sodium-calcium exchangers, voltage-dependent calcium channels, and calcium pumps are described also in depth over many chapters.

Ca2+ signaling can be expressed in Ca2+ sparks, waves, oscillations, and global changes in intracellular Ca2+ concentration. Calcium in subcellular compartments (cytosol, sarcoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, and caveolae) also exhibit dynamic crosstalk. Many molecules including FK506 binding proteins, cyclic adenosine diphosphate ribose, reactive oxygen species, RhoA kinases, caveolin and integrins can modify and induce spatial, temporal and compartmental variations of calcium signaling. In addition, calcium signaling can exhibit sex hormone- and age-dependent changes. A number of chapters are dedicated to covering these diverse formats, spatiotemporal characteristics, multifaceted network and mathematical modeling of Ca2+ signaling.

Neurotransmitters, hormones, growth factors, inflammatory cytokines, and other stimuli may lead to multiple cellular responses by inducing Ca2+ signaling in airway smooth muscle cells. Increasing evidence suggests that Ca2+ pumps and canonical transient receptor potential channels are essential for airway smooth muscle remodeling. Accordingly, several chapters summarize recent advances in the studies of the key role of calcium signaling in physiological cellular responses as well as the development of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory disorders.

About the authors

Dr. Yong-Xiao Wang is a Full Professor in the Center for Cardiovascular Sciences at Albany Medical College, USA. He earned his M.D. at the Wannan Medical College and Ph.D. at the Fourth Military Medical University, and received his postdoctoral training at the Technology University of Munich and University of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, Dr. Wang worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wang has been a first author, key contributor and corresponding author in numerous publications in such high-impact journals such as Circ Res, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, Nature, and Antioxid Redox Signal. He has been a principal investigator on several NIH grants. Dr. Wang has collaborated with numerous well-known scientists, received multiple prestigious awards, served in various NIH study sections and other grant review panels, reviewed manuscripts for many scientific journals, and trained a number of scholars (some of whom are independent investigators in the field).

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Ryanodine and Inositol Trisphosphate Receptors/Ca2+ Release Channels in Airway Smooth Muscle Cells

    Pages 1-20

    Mei, Lin (et al.)

  • Kv7 (KCNQ) Potassium Channels and L-type Calcium Channels in the Regulation of Airway Diameter

    Pages 21-33

    Byron, Kenneth L. (et al.)

  • Transient Receptor Potential and Orai Channels in Airway Smooth Muscle Cells

    Pages 35-48

    Xiao, Jun-Hua (et al.)

  • Large-Conductance Calcium-Activated Potassium Channels

    Pages 49-83

    Kume, Hiroaki, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Calcium-Activated Chloride Channels

    Pages 85-106

    Gallos, George (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37458-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Calcium Signaling In Airway Smooth Muscle Cells
Editors
  • Yong-Xiao Wang
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01312-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01312-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01311-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37458-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 469
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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