Biological Membrane Ion Channels Dynamics, Structure, and Applications

Ion channels are biological nanotubes that are formed by membrane proteins. Because ion channels regulate all electrical activities in living cells, understanding their mechanisms at a molecular level is a fundamental problem in biology. This book deals with recent breakthroughs in ion-channel resea...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Chung, Shin-Ho (Editor), Anderson, Olaf S. (Editor), Krishnamurthy, Vikram V. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2007, 2007
Edition:1st ed. 2007
Series:Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Ion channels are biological nanotubes that are formed by membrane proteins. Because ion channels regulate all electrical activities in living cells, understanding their mechanisms at a molecular level is a fundamental problem in biology. This book deals with recent breakthroughs in ion-channel research that have been brought about by the combined effort of experimental biophysicists and computational physicists, who together are beginning to unravel the story of these exquisitely designed biomolecules. With chapters by leading experts, the book is aimed at researchers in nanodevices and biosensors, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students in biology and the physical sciences. Key Features Presents the latest information on the molecular mechanisms of ion permeation through membrane ion channels Uses schematic diagrams to illustrate important concepts in biophysics Written by leading researchers in the area of ion channel investigations
Physical Description:XIV, 658 p. 168 illus online resource
ISBN:9780387689197