Description 
1 online resource (xii, 202 pages) : illustrations (some color) 
Series 
Lecture notes in mathematics, 00758434 ; 1867. Mathematical biosciences subseries 

Lecture notes in mathematics (SpringerVerlag) ; 1867


Lecture notes in mathematics (SpringerVerlag). Mathematical biosciences subseries.

Contents 
Basic concepts of Ca² signaling in cells and tissues / M.J. Sanderson  Modeling IP₃dependent calcium dynamics in nonexcitable cells / J. Sneyd  Integrated calcium management in cardiac myocytes / T.R. Shannon  Mechanisms and models of cardiac excitationcontraction coupling / R.L. Winslow, R. Hinch, J.L. Greenstein  Mathematical analysis of the generation of force and motion in contracting muscle / E. Pate  Signal transduction in vertebrate olfactory receptor cells / J. Reisert  Mathematical models of synaptic transmission and shortterm plasticity / R. Bertram 
Summary 
This book presents a series of models in the general area of cell physiology and signal transduction, with particular attention being paid to intracellular calcium dynamics, and the role played by calcium in a variety of cell types. Calcium plays a crucial role in cell physiology, and the study of its dynamics lends insight into many different cellular processes. In particular, calcium plays a central role in muscular contraction, olfactory transduction and synaptic communication, three of the topics to be addressed in detail in this book. In addition to the models, this book also presents much of the underlying physiology, so that readers may learn both the mathematics and the physiology at the same time, and see how the models are applied to specific biological questions. It is thus neither a mathematics book nor a physiology book, but has features from both sides of the fence. It is intended primarily as a graduate text or a research reference. However, some parts of the book, particularly the introductory chapters on calcium dynamics will be well within the reach of some undergraduates. It will serve as a concise and uptodate introduction to all those who wish to learn about the state of calcium dynamics modeling, and how such models are applied to physiological questions 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references 
Notes 
English 
Subject 
Calcium  Physiological transport  Mathematical models.


Calcium  Metabolism  Mathematical models.


Cellular signal transduction  Mathematical models.


Calcium  Physiological effect  Mathematical models.


Muscle Contraction.


Calcium Signaling.


Models, Theoretical.


Cell Physiological Phenomena.


Physiology.


Biological Science Disciplines.


Investigative Techniques.


Second Messenger Systems.


Phenomena and Processes


Ion Transport.


Musculoskeletal Physiological Phenomena.


Biological Transport.


Signal Transduction.


Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment


Natural Science Disciplines.


Biochemical Phenomena.


Disciplines and Occupations


Metabolism.


Musculoskeletal and Neural Physiological Phenomena.


Chemical Phenomena.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Sneyd, James.


Bertram, R. (Richard)


Mathematical Biosciences Institute at the Ohio State University.

LC no. 
2007280580 
ISBN 
3540254390 (alk. paper) 

3540314385 (Berlin) 

6611402403 

9783540254393 (alk. paper) 

9783540314387 (Berlin) 

9786611402402 

(print) 
