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Author International Conference on Sodium-Calcium Exchange (6th : 2011 : Lacco Ameno, Italy)

Title Sodium calcium exchange: A growing spectrum of pathophysiological implications : proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sodium Calcium Exchange / Lucio Annunziato, editor
Published New York : Springer, [2013]
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Series Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 0065-2598 ; 961
Advances in experimental medicine and biology ; 961
Contents HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE -- Livin' with NCX and Lovin' It: A 45 Year Romance -- 20 Years from NCX Purification and Cloning: Milestones -- STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS OF NCX -- Ca2+ Regulation in the Na+/Ca2+ Exchanger Features a Dual Electrostatic Switch Mechanism -- Molecular Determinants of Allosteric Regulation in NCX Proteins -- NCX1: Mechanism of Transport -- Structural Studies of the Ca2+ Regulatory Domain of Drosophila Na+/Ca2+ Exchanger CALX -- Interplay of Ca2+ and Mg2+ in Sodium-Calcium Exchanger and in Other Ca2+-Binding Proteins: Magnesium, Watchdog That Blocks Each Turn if Able -- STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS OF NCKX -- Functional and Structural Properties of the NCKX2 Na+-Ca2+/K+ Exchanger: A Comparison with the NCX1 Na+/Ca2+ Exchanger -- NCKX5, a Natural Regulator of Human Skin Colour Variation, Regulates the Expression of Key Pigment Genes MC1R and Alpha-MSH and Alters Cholesterol Homeostasis in Normal Human Melanocytes
Expression and Regulation of Sodium/Calcium Exchangers, NCX and NCKX, in Reproductive Tissues: Do They Play a Critical Role in Calcium Transport for Reproduction and Development? -- GENETIC AND EPIGENETIC REGULATION -- Transcriptional Pathways and Potential Therapeutic Targets in the Regulation of Ncx1 Expression in Cardiac Hypertrophy and Failure -- Transcriptional Regulation of ncx1 Gene in the Brain -- REGULATORY MECHANISMS OF NCX -- Metabolic Regulation of the Squid Nerve Na+/Ca2+ Exchanger: Recent Developments -- Regulation of Sodium-Calcium Exchanger Activity by Creatine Kinase -- Coordinated Regulation of Cardiac Na+/Ca2+ Exchanger and Na+-K+-ATPase by Phospholemman (FXYD1) -- SUBCELLULAR LOCALIZATION AND FUNCTION OF NCX IN Ca2+-STORING ORGANELLES AND MITOCHONDRIA -- Mitochondria Na+-Ca2+ Exchange in Cardiomyocytes and Lymphocytes -- New Insights in Mitochondrial Calcium Handling by Sodium/Calcium Exchanger -- NCX IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES -- Genetically Modified Mice as a Strategy to Unravel the Role Played by the Na+/Ca2+ Exchanger in Brain Ischemia and in Spatial Learning and Memory Deficits
NCX as a Key Player in the Neuroprotection Exerted by Ischemic Preconditioning and Postconditioning -- The Role of the Mitochondrial NCX in the Mechanism of Neurodegeneration in Parkinson's Disease -- NCX IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES -- The Contribution of the Sodium-Calcium Exchanger (NCX) and Plasma Membrane Ca2+ ATPase (PMCA) to Cerebellar Synapse Function -- EMERGING ROLE OF NCX ACTIVITY IN IMMUNE AND GLIAL CELLS -- Sodium-Calcium Exchanger Modulates the L-Glutamate Cai 2+ Signalling in Type-1 Cerebellar Astrocytes -- Immunosuppressive Drugs, Immunophilins, and Functional Expression of NCX Isoforms -- Calcium Influx Through Reversed NCX Controls Migration of Microglia -- Sodium Fluxes and Astroglial Function -- New Roles of NCX in Glial Cells: Activation of Microglia in Ischemia and Differentiation of Oligodendrocytes -- Human Macrophages and Monocytes Express Functional Na+/Ca2+ Exchangers 1 and 3 -- NCX IN THE HEART AND VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE -- New Insights into the Contribution of Arterial NCX to the Regulation of Myogenic Tone and Blood Pressure
Summary This book reports the text of the lectures of the 6th International Conference on Sodium Calcium Exchange held in Lacco Ameno in the Island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, from October 1 to October 5, 2011. The present book uncovers the most striking new findings on NCX that emerged since the previous Conference on Sodium Calcium Exchange, such as the structural dissection of the molecular determinants of Ca2+ sensitivity of the exchanger, the epigenetic regulation of ncx1 gene, the molecular identification of the mitochondrial Sodium Calcium Exchanger, and the discovery of NCX in unexpected anatomical locations such as the female reproductive tract. The book is organized into 11 parts covering NCX structural aspects, genetic and epigenetic regulation, regulatory mechanisms, subcellular localization in mitochondria, involvement in neurodegenerative diseases and in immune regulation, and the role of the cardiovascular and endocrine systems, as well as diabetes in physiology and pathophysiology. Selected chapters of the book are also devoted to the interaction of NCKX and other ion channels and transporters with NCX, like ASICs, TRPM, and NHE. Lucio Annunziato is Professor of Pharmacology and chairman of the Department of Neuroscience in the School of Medicine at the "Federico II" University of Naples, Italy. He is coordinator of the University's Neuroscience Ph. D. program. He is also past-president of the Italian Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Annunziato has authored more that 190 full papers in peer reviewed international journals in the field of neuroscience and molecular pharmacology of plasmamembrane transporters and ionic channels involved in the pathophysiology of stroke and other neurodegenerative diseases
Analysis Medicine
Notes International conference proceedings
Includes indexes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Sodium cotransport systems -- Congresses.
Sodium channels -- Congresses.
Calcium channels -- Congresses.
Sodium Channels.
Calcium Channels.
Biological Transport.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Annunziato, Lucio.
LC no. 2012951339
ISBN 9781461447566 (electronic bk.)
1461447569 (electronic bk.)
9781461447559 (print)
1461447550 (print)