© 1993

Cellular Function and Metabolism

  • Yoshio Yazaki
  • Seibu Mochizuki

Part of the Developments in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry book series (DMCB, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. Cathy J. Beinlich, Howard E. Morgan
    Pages 3-9
  3. Yoshio Yazaki, Issei Komuro, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuyuki Tobe, Kouji Maemura, Takashi Kadowaki et al.
    Pages 11-16
  4. Makoto Nagano, Tadanari Ohkubo, Tohru Arino, Masahito Tsuchiya, Makoto Nagai
    Pages 17-22
  5. Naoki Makino, Hirosuke Matsui, Kazuhiro Masutomo, Tomoji Hata, Takashi Yanaga
    Pages 23-28
  6. Teruo Yamauchi, Mariko Nakamura, Hitoshi Honma, Motoaki Ikeda, Kazunari Kawashima, Tsuneya Ohno
    Pages 35-41
  7. Hideaki Kawaguchi, Hitoshi Sano, Hitoshi Okada, Kenji Iizuka, Hiroshi Okamoto, Toshiyuki Kudo et al.
    Pages 51-57
  8. Tohru Izumi, Haruo Hanawa, Makihiko Saeki, Makoto Kodama
    Pages 67-71
  9. Robert H. G. Schwinger, Michael Böhm, Andrea Koch, Rainer Uhlmann, Peter Überfuhr, Eckhart Kreuzer et al.
    Pages 73-78
  10. Hiroshi Yamashita, Seiryo Sugiura, Masataka Sata, Takashi Serizawa, Masahiko Iizuka, Teruo Shimmen et al.
    Pages 79-88
  11. Mitsutoshi Kato, Jie Yang, Takaaki Iwai, Akira Tanamura, Toru Arino, Osamu Kawashima et al.
    Pages 89-94
  12. Mika Hayakawa, Satoru Sugiyama, Kazuki Hattori, Masaaki Takasawa, Takayuki Ozawa
    Pages 95-103
  13. Nobuakira Takeda, Akira Tanamura, Takaaki Iwai, Izuru Nakamura, Mitsutoshi Kato, Tadanari Ohkubo et al.
    Pages 105-108
  14. Akira Kobayashi, Yoshimi Okayama, Noboru Yamazaki
    Pages 121-127

About this book


A variety of metabolic processes are known to be intimately involved in the maintenance of cellular structure and function. It has also become clear that metabolic events involved in the synthesis and hydrolysis of ATP as well as for the synthesis of proteins and phospholipids are essential for cellular health. The regulation of cell function is generally achieved through participation of a wide variety of hormones and different signal transduction mechanisms for the activation/deactivation of some specific metabolic processes. In this regard cyclic AMP and calcium seem to play a crucial role. Various hormones are also known to affect the genetic machinery of all the cell; however, the exact signals for genetic control of cellular function are not well defined. In particular, the sequence of events concerned with remodelling of different types of cells under various pathological situations is poorly understood. In this book we have therefore dealt with some of these issues from biochemical, molecular biological, physiological, and pharmacological viewpoints. Special emphasis has been laid on understanding heart function and metabolism in health and disease in general, and cardiac hypertrophy, heart failure, and ischemic heart disease in particular. It is hoped that this multidisciplinary information will be of value to basic scientists and clinical investigators.


ATP Activation Calcium DNA Hamster Regulation enzymes gene expression metabolism proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshio Yazaki
    • 1
  • Seibu Mochizuki
    • 2
  1. 1.Third Department of Internal Medicine Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TokyoTokyo 113Japan
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineJikei University School of MedicineTokyo 125Japan

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