Biophysical Basis of Physiology and Calcium Signaling Mechanism in Cardiac and Smooth Muscle acts as a bridge between physiology and physics by discussing the physiology and calcium signaling mechanism in cardiac and smooth muscle. By exploring the mechanism of the cyclic release of stored Ca^(2+) in the SR or ER, this book covers the cell communication system, including excitable cells, recognizing the most relevant mechanisms of cell communication. Serving as a bridge between physiology and physics, coverage spans the physiology and calcium signaling mechanism in cardiac and smooth muscle, offering insight to physiological scientists, pharmaceutical scientists, medical doctors, biologists and physicists.
- Explores the mechanism of the cyclic release of stored Ca^2+ in the SR or ER
- Provides in-depth coverage of cell communication systems to explain the most relevant mechanisms of cell communication
- Covers the physiology and calcium signaling mechanism in cardiac and smooth muscle
1. Introduction 2. Statistical Thermodynamics 3. Shielding Effect and Chemical Bonding 4. The Cell 5. Diffusion and Flow, and Respiratory System 6. Peripheral Nervous Systems 7. Calcium Signaling in Heart and Small Intestine 8. Mechanism of Cardiac Arrhythmias and Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Dr. Tetsuya Watanabe is the President of Watanabe Institute of Mathematical Biology and Watanabe Clinic of Oral Surgery in Hamamatsu, Japan. He graduated from Kanagawa Dental College and holds a DDS degree in dental medicine. He received Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments and successively Faculty Appointments of Associate and Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA.