Discusses control of intracellular calcium as well as control by intracellular calcium, covering such topics as muscle contraction, metabolic processes, hormone and transmitter secretion, and more.
This international symposium deals with the central role of calcium in intracellular processes that range from contraction to enzyme activation, exocytosis, cell proliferation, and early embryonic development. Latest research into the molecular biology of calcium-binding proteins such as troponin C and calmodulin, and calcium pumps of plasma sarcoplasmic membranes, is discussed. The symposium should interest research workers in cell biology, cell physiology and molecular biology; it is also relevant to pharmacologists, neurophysiologists and endocrinologists who are concerned with fundamental cell regulatory processes. Edited discussions are included in full.
Table of Contents
Voltage-dependent Mechanisms for Raising
Intracellular Free Calcicum Concentration:
Voltage-dependent Mobilization of
Intracellular Calcium in Skeletal Muscle (M.
Inositol Trisphosphate and Calcium
Mobilization (M. J. Berridge).
The Calcium Pump of Plasma Membranes (E.
Carafoli, M. Zurini & G. Benaim).
The Sodium - Calcium Exchange System (P. F.
Structural and Mechanisitic Implications of
the Amino Acid Sequence of
Calcium-transporting ATPases (N. M. Green, W.
Taylor, & et al).
Aspects of Regulation of Calcium in the Cell .
Calcium Binding to Skeletal Muscle Troponin C
and the Regulation of Muscle Contraction (O.
Herzberg, J. Moult & M. N.
The Physics and Chemistry of the
Calcium-binding Proteins (R. J. P.
Regulation of the Calcium Signal by
Calmodulin (C. B. Klee, D. L.
Newton & et al).
Smooth Muscle: Regulation by Calcium and
Phosphorylation (W. G. L.
Kerrick & P. E.
Role of Protein Kinase C in Calcium-mediated
Signal Transduction (U. Kikkawa, T. Kitano N.
Saito & et al).
Calcium in the Action of Growth Factors (W.
H. Moolenaar, (L. H. K.
Defize & S. W.
Calcium and the Regulation of Cytoskeletal
Assembly, Structure and Contractility (M. S.
Mooseker, T. R.
Coleman, K. A.
Calcium and Exocytosis (D. E. Knight).
Calcium and Morphogenetic Fields (L. F.