Introduction to cellular biophysics. Volume 2, From membrane transport to neural signalling / Armin Kargol
- Kargol, Armin
- Additional Titles:
- From membrane transport to neural signalling
- San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 
Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, 
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color).
- Additional Creators:
- Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
- IOP release 6
IOP concise physics, 2053-2571
- 1. Introduction -- 1.1. From membrane biophysics to cell physiology -- 1.2. Review of cell structure and function
2. Cell homeostasis -- 2.1. What is cell homeostasis? -- 2.2. Regulatory volume responses -- 2.3. Models of a primary response -- 2.4. Models of volume regulation
3. Homeostasis and transport in epithelial cells -- 3.1. What is the epithelium? -- 3.2. Transport in epithelial layers -- 3.3. Models of epithelial transport
4. Electrical properties of neurons -- 4.1. Biology of a neuron -- 4.2. Early neurophysiology -- 4.3. Resting potential revisited -- 4.4. Electrical equivalent circuit for a cell -- 4.5. The cable model
5. Neuron excitability -- 5.1. Action potentials -- 5.2. Hodgkin-Huxley (HH) model -- 5.3. Simplified models -- 5.4. Propagation speed : saltatory conduction in neurons
6. Synaptic transmission -- 6.1. What is a synapse? -- 6.2. Chemical synapses -- 6.3. Electrical synapses.
- The aim of this book is to look into the basic physical phenomena occurring in cells. These physical transport processes facilitate chemical reactions in the cell and various electrical effects, and that in turn leads to biological functions necessary for the cell to satisfy its role in the mother organism. This volume provides a closer look at how complex biological and physiological cell phenomena result from these very basic physical processes.
- 9781643277561 ebook
- "Version: 20191201"--Title page verso.
"A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Other Forms:
- Also available in print.
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- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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- Administrative History:
- Dr Armin Kargol studied physics and mathematics at the University of Wrocław, Poland, and at Virginia Tech, where he earned a PhD in Physics. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) in Minneapolis, MN, and at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Since 2003 he has worked at Loyola University New Orleans where he is currently a Professor of Physics and the Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., Distinguished Professor in Experimental Physics.
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