Calcium in Biological Systems

  • Ronald P. Rubin
  • George B. Weiss
  • James W. PutneyJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Metabolic and Functional Aspects of Calcium Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. General Aspects of Calcium and Cell Function

      1. Howard Rasmussen
        Pages 13-22
      2. Mordecai P. Blaustein
        Pages 23-33
    3. Roles of Phosphoinositides in Calcium-Regulated Systems

      1. Michael J. Berridge
        Pages 37-44
      2. Joseph Eichberg, Charles A. Harrington
        Pages 53-60
      3. John N. Fain, Michael Wallace, Sue-Hwa Lin, Irene Litosch
        Pages 61-65
      4. Bernard W. Agranoff, Edward B. Seguin, Lucio A. A. Van Rooijen
        Pages 67-72
    4. Stimulus-Secretion Coupling

      1. John A. Williams, Daniel B. Burnham
        Pages 83-91
      2. N. Krishner, J. J. Corcoran, S. P. Wilson
        Pages 101-108
      3. Fredric S. Cohen, Myles H. Akabas, Alan Finkelstein
        Pages 121-126
    5. Calcium Regulation of Hemopoietic Cells

      1. T. J. Rink, R. Y. Tsien, A. Sanchez, T. J. Hallman
        Pages 155-164
      2. Lewis Cantley, Philip M. Rosoff, Robert Levenson, Ian G. Macara, Li-An Yeh, Leona Ling et al.
        Pages 173-178
    6. Calcium as a Regulator of Membrane Permeability

    7. Calcium as a Regulator of Neuronal Function

    8. Calmodulin

      1. Walter C. Prozialeck, Benjamin Weiss
        Pages 255-264
      2. Ernesto Carafoli, Mauro Zurini, Gustavo Benaim
        Pages 265-273
      3. M. E. Gnegy, G. Treisman
        Pages 283-289
      4. Teresa L. McGuinness, Yvonne Lai, Charles C. Ouimet, Paul Greengard
        Pages 291-305
      5. Allan S. Manalan, Claude B. Klee
        Pages 307-315
  3. Calcium and the Regulation of Muscle Contractility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Calcium and Skeletal Muscle Contractility

      1. W. Almers, E. W. McClesky, P. T. Palade
        Pages 321-330
      2. Sue K. Bolitho Donaldson, Robert Dunn Jr., Daniel A. Huetteman
        Pages 331-337
      3. S. M. Baylor, M. E. Quinta-Ferreira, Chiu Shuen Hui
        Pages 339-349
      4. A. V. Somlyo, T. Kitazawa, H. Gonzales-Serratos, G. McClellan, A. P. Somlyo
        Pages 351-358
    3. Calcium and Cardiac Contractilty

      1. Pawan K. Singal, Vincenzo Panagia, Robert E. Beamish, Naranjan S. Dhalla
        Pages 361-368
    4. Calcium and Calcium Antagonists in Smooth Muscle

      1. John A. Bevan, Joyce J. Hwa, Mary P. Owen, Raymond J. Winquist
        Pages 391-398
      2. Marguerite A. Stout
        Pages 399-410

About this book


This volume is based in part upon the proceedings of the Calcium Theme held during the 67th Annual Meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, which took place in Chicago, AprillO-lS, 1983. The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics had the primary responsibility for organizing the scientific program with the assistance of other member societies, including the American Physiology Society, American Association of Pathologists, and American Institute of Nutrition. The purpose of the Calcium Theme was to review progress in the diverse areas of investigation bearing on the ubiquitous role of calcium in biological systems. In addition to contributions from those participating in the Theme, this volume also includes a number of invited papers that were added to fill certain voids in topics covered. The authors were selected because they are investigators active in the mainstream of their particular research area, possessing the acumen to analyze cogently not only their own recent findings but also to relate these findings to their respective area. New information as well as reviews of current concepts generally highlight the individual contributions. Undoubtedly, some readers may argue with the emphasis made and/or the conclusions reached on individual topics. In such cases, other volumes will hopefully provide a forum for alternative points of view. Due to the broad scope of subjects covered and the large number of contributions, the papers have been arranged in three sections.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald P. Rubin
    • 1
  • George B. Weiss
    • 2
  • James W. PutneyJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical College of VirginiaVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.CIBA-GEIGY CorporationSummitUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9453-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2377-8
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