© 2001

Frontiers in Modeling and Control of Breathing

Integration at Molecular, Cellular, and Systems Levels

  • Chi-Sang Poon
  • Homayoun Kazemi

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 499)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Oxford Conference: The Past, Present and Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chi-Sang Poon, Homayoun Kazemi
      Pages 9-14
  3. Central and Peripheral Chemoreceptors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Y. Peng, D. D. Kline, T. E. Dick, N. R. Prabhakar
      Pages 33-38
    3. Zun-Yi Wang, Jay K. Herman, Ken D. O’Halloran, Ingegerd M. Keith, Gerald E. Bisgard
      Pages 49-53
    4. Jeffrey L. Overholt, Beth A. Summers, Eckhard Ficker, Nanduri R. Prabhakar
      Pages 61-66
    5. Eugene E. Nattie, Nanduri R. Prabhakar
      Pages 73-80
  4. Respiratory Neurons and Neural Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Morton I. Cohen, Chen-Fu Shaw, Wu-Xin Huang, Qiping Yu
      Pages 83-88
    3. Jean-Charles Glérant, Frédéric Salzmann, Josette Khater-Boidin, Bernard Duron
      Pages 89-93
    4. John H. Peever, James Duffin
      Pages 101-106

About this book


The field of neural control of breathing has advanced rapidly in the past two decades, with the emergence of many new and promising research directions of increasing sophistication. The complexity and diversity of the current methodologies signify its remarkable vivacity, albeit at the price of much confusion. Captured in this book are the broad and intricate nature of the field and its multifaceted frontiers, including aspects of genetics, cell and molecular biology, comparative biology, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, imaging, human physiology in health and disease, and influence of environmental factors. Major topics include chemosensitivity, respiratory sensation, respiratory neurons, rhythmogenesis, plasticity, development, chemoreflex and exercise, respiratory instability and variability with behavioral and sleep states, etc., which are systematically laid out in the book for easy referencing.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Chi-Sang Poon
    • 1
  • Homayoun Kazemi
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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