This fully revised and expanded third edition of "Ionic Channels of Excitable Membranes" describes the known channels and their physiological functions, then develops the conceptual background needed to understand their architecture and molecular mechanisms of operation.
It includes new chapters on calcium signalling, structural biology, and molecular biology and genomics.
The text begins with the classical biophysical work of Hodgkin and Huxley, continues with the roles of channels in cellular signaling, then develops the physical and molecular principles needed for explaining permeation, gating, pharmacological modification, and molecular diversity, and ends with a discussion of channel evolution.
It is written to be accessible and interesting to life scientists and physical scientists of all kinds.
It introduces all the concepts that a graduate student should be aware of but is also effective in advanced undergraduate courses.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 814 pages, 300 illustrations
- Publisher: Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
- Publication Date: 30/08/2001
- Category: Cellular biology (cytology)
- ISBN: 9780878933211