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Intracellular calcium

All students should read these books. They inspire curiosity, and link the molecular basis of all life to real events in the natural world.

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Curiosity inspires, discovery reveals.

Fundamentals 2018

This definitive text on the key component for cell functions—intracellular calcium

This comprehensive book reveals the evidence for intracellular calcium as a universal switch in all animal, plant, fungal and microbial cells. It shows how the components required for calcium signaling are named and classified; covers the technology that has been developed to study intracellular calcium; describes how calcium is regulated inside cells and how it works to trigger an event; explains the role of intracellular calcium in disease, cell injury, and cell death; reveals how many drugs work through the calcium signaling system; and demonstrates how intracellular calcium is involved in the action of many natural toxins. The book also illustrates how the intracellular calcium signaling system has evolved over millions of years, showing why it was crucial to the origin of life. Additionally, the book promotes the importance of the molecular variation upon which the intracellular calcium signalling system and Darwin and Wallace’s natural selection depend.

Featuring more than 100 figures (including detailed chemical structures as well as pictures of key pioneers in the field), a bibliography of some 1000 references, and a detailed subject index, this definitive work provides a unique source of scholarship for teachers and researchers in the biomedical sciences and beyond.

  • Emphasizes two key scientific principles—the first to show how intracellular Ca2+ acts as a switch, to activate a wide range of cellular events, and the second demonstrating how an analogue mechanism can be superimposed on such a process
  • Written by an internationally recognized expert in the field
  • Filled with images and references to facilitate learning

Fundamentals of Intracellular Calcium is an all-important text for post-graduate students and researchers working in biomedicine and biochemistry. It is also essential for undergraduate lecturers and their students in physiology, medicine, pharmacy, and the biosciences.

IC calcium 2015

Thousands of imaginative scientists, over more than a century, have revealed the fascinating story of intracellular calcium, through a pathway of ingenious invention and discovery.

Intracellular Calcium, the definitive book on this topic, reveals:

  • The pathway of discovery and invention of intracellular calcium over more than 100 years.
  • The evidence for intracellular calcium as a universal switch in all animal, plant, fungal and microbial cells
  • How the components required for calcium signalling are named and classified.
  • The ingenious technology, which has been developed to study intracellular calcium.
  • How calcium is regulated inside cells and how it works to trigger an event.
  • The role of intracellular calcium in disease, cell injury and cell death.
  • How many drugs work through the calcium signalling system.
  • How intracellular calcium is involved in the action of many natural toxins.
  • How the intracellular calcium signalling system has evolved over 4000 million years, showing why it was crucial to the origin of life.

A key principle presented throughout the book is the molecular variation upon which the intracellular calcium signalling system depends. This variation occurs within the same cell type and between cells with different functions, providing the invisible matrix upon which Darwin and Wallace’s Natural Selection depends.

Featuring more than 100 figures, including detailed chemical structures as well as pictures of key pioneers in the field, a bibliography of  more than 1500 references, as well as detailed subject and organism indices, this definitive work provides a unique source of scholarship for teachers and researchers in the biomedical sciences and beyond.

There is a companion web site for both books, with an Endnote library for all the references, the figures, and spreadsheets showing how some of the graphs in the books have been obtained.

 

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