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Title Molecular genetics of dysregulated pH homeostasis / Jen-Tsan Ashley Chi, editor
Published New York : Springer, 2014


Description 1 online resource (viii, 160 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Molecular Genetics of Acid Sensing and Response -- Part I: Sensing Acidity -- The molecular mechanism of cellular sensing of acidity -- The Molecular Basis of Sour Sensing in Mammals -- Function and Signaling of the pH-sensing G protein-coupled receptors in physiology and diseases -- Part II: Response to Acidity -- The MondoA-TXNIP checkpoint couples the acidic tumor microenvironment to cell metabolism -- Regulation of Renal Glutamine Metabolisms during Metabolic Acidosis -- Extracellular acidosis and cancer -- The genomic analysis of cellular responses and adaptions to extracellular acidosis -- Index
Summary Most biological reactions and functions occur within a narrow range of pH. Any changes in the pH have great impacts on the biological function at every level, including protein folding, enzymatic activities and proliferation, and cell death. Therefore, maintaining the pH homeostasis at the local or systemic level is one of the highest priorities for all multicellular organisms. Many redundant mechanisms are in place to maintain the pH homeostasis, a topic that is well covered in scientific literature and in medical textbooks. However, when the pH homeostasis is disrupted in various physiological adaptations and pathological situations, resulting acidity may trigger significant pathophysiological events, and modulate disease outcomes. Therefore, understanding how various cells sense and react to acidity have broad impact in a wide variety of human diseases including cancer, stroke, myocardial infarction, diabetes, and renal and infectious diseases. In this book, many investigators have summarized the molecular genetics on the detailed mechanisms by which different mammalian cells sense and respond to acidity. These chapters cover the acidity with broad impact in biological understanding and human diseases and review various sensing mechanisms and cellular responses to pH alterations in both physiological (taste, pain) and pathological (ischemia and cancers) settings. Furthermore, the authors present a broad spectrum of investigative approaches to cellular response to acidosis in a wide variety of human diseases
Analysis celbiologie
cellular biology
biomedische wetenschappen
humane genetica
human genetics
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 5, 2014)
Subject Molecular genetics.
Acid-Base Imbalance -- pathology
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biochemistry.
Molecular genetics.
Form Electronic book
Author Chi, Jen-Tsan Ashley, editor
LC no. 2014951518
ISBN 9781493916832