Home » Calcium Signal And Cell Response by Koichi Yagi
Calcium Signal And Cell Response Koichi Yagi

Calcium Signal And Cell Response

Koichi Yagi

Published
ISBN : 9780387505220
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

The knowledge of the physiological role of calcium has increased considerably in the past years. A new perspective was introduced with the isolation of a calcium binding protein, calmodulin, which is ubiquitous for every tissue and organ of allMoreThe knowledge of the physiological role of calcium has increased considerably in the past years. A new perspective was introduced with the isolation of a calcium binding protein, calmodulin, which is ubiquitous for every tissue and organ of all eukaryotes. Beside their prominent role in muscle contraction calcium ions were found to play a major role in signal transduction within the cell. It has been reported that calcium ions initiate many physiological phenomena, such as cell division, fertilization, platelet aggregation, and neurotransmitter biosynthesis. Calcium is now regarded as a second messenger together with cAMP and inositoltrisphosphate. Main topics covered are - calcium mobilization in membranes, - calcium receptors and calmodulin-dependent enzymes, and - calcium signals and medical problems.