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Title Mechanosensitivity of the nervous system / Andre Kamkin, Irina Kiseleva, editors ; forewords by Nektarios Tavernarakis and Pontus Persson
Published [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 347 pages) : illustrations
Series Mechanosensitivity in cells and tissues ; v. 2
Mechanosensitivity in cells and tissues (Series) ; v. 2.
Contents I Mechanosensitivity of Nervous Cells. 1. Mechanosensitive Channels in Neuronal and Astroglial Cells in the Nervous System. 2. Ion Channels with Mechanosensitivity in the Nervous System. 3. Mechanosensitive Cation Currents and their Molecular Counterparts in Mammalian Sensory Neurons. 4. Neurons and Cell Swelling-Induced Peptide Hormone Secretion. 5. Neuronal Mechanosensitivity in the Gastrointestinal Tract -- II Mechanosensitivity of the Receptors. 6. Mechanosensitivity of the Cochlea. 7. Osmoreceptors in cochlear outer hair cells. 8. Are Stretch-Activated Channels an Ocular Barometer? 9. Neuromodulation of mechanosensory input to the insect CNS -- III Biomechanics of Nervous System. 10. Biomechanics of the CNS. 11. The neural representation of Kinematics and Dynamics in multiple brain regions: The use of force field reaching paradigms in the Primate and Rat. 12. Mechanical properties of brain tissue: Characterisation and constitutive modelling. 13. Role of falx on brain stress-strain responses. 14. Exercise and Nervous System -- IV Mechanosensitivity of Neurovascular System. 15. Mechanosensitive Calcium Fluxes in the Neurovascular Unit: TRP Channel Regulation of the Blood-Brain Barrier. Index
Summary This book presented the latest findings in mechanosensitivity of the nervous system. Nervous system stands out from a number of tissues because besides reacting to the mechanical stress it is transmitting its own response to other organs and tissues, which are located down stream of its signaling pathway. For this reason any type of mechanical stimulation of nervous system, which is capable of triggering a physiological response, has high scientific and practical significance, since it allows its use beyond a particular experimental model anywhere where it is contributing to a particular patho
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Mechanoreceptors.
Nervous system.
Sensory Receptor Cells
Neurons, Afferent
Peripheral Nervous System
Nervous System
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals.
NATURE -- Animals -- Mammals.
Nervous system.
Sciences de la vie.
Nervous system.
Form Electronic book
Author Kamkin, A. G. (Andreĭ Glebovich)
Kiseleva, Irina (Irina S.)
ISBN 9781402087158