Structure and Function in Excitable Cells

  • Donald C. Chang
  • Ichiji Tasaki
  • William J. AdelmanJr.
  • H. Richard Leuchtag

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Fine Structure in Excitable Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark H. Ellisman, James D. Lindsey, Clayton Wiley-Livingston, S. Rock Levinson
      Pages 3-23
    3. Jack Rosenbluth
      Pages 25-52
    4. J. Metuzals, D. F. Clapin, I. Tasaki
      Pages 53-73
    5. Alan J. Hodge, William J. Adelman Jr.
      Pages 75-111
  3. Cellular Excitation: Recent Findings and Models

  4. Electrochemistry and Electrophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Patrick Meares
      Pages 335-345
    3. Gilbert N. Ling
      Pages 365-382
    4. George Eisenman, John Sandblom, Jarl Hagglund
      Pages 383-413
    5. H. R. Leuchtag, H. M. Fishman
      Pages 415-434
  5. Proteins in Excitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-451
    2. Raimundo Villegas, Gloria M. Villegas, Zadila Suárez-Mata, Francisco Rodríguez
      Pages 453-469
    3. Gen Matsumoto, Hiromu Murofushi, Sachiko Endo, Takaaki Kobayashi, Hikoichi Sakai
      Pages 471-483
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 485-499

About this book


This book is a collection of up-to-date research reviews dealing with various aspects of the structure and function of excitable cells. Its overall objective is to further the search for a better understanding of the mechanism of excitation on a structural and physicochemical basis. The chapters are written by active investigators from a variety of disciplines, repre­ senting many different points of view. Their complementary fields of expertise give this book the rare feature of extraordinary breadth. Excitability is a fundamental property of many biological systems. The mechanisms by which nerve impulses are initiated and propagated, and by which rhythmical activities are produced in nerve, muscle, and cardiac cells, can be fully elucidated only when the process of excitation is derived from fundamental principles applied to known structural forms, at both the macroscopic and the molecular level. The problems of excitation are complex, requiring knowledge of many aspects of cells, including their morphology, elec­ trobiology, chemical physics, and biochemistry.


biochemistry cortex muscle research

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald C. Chang
    • 1
  • Ichiji Tasaki
    • 2
    • 3
  • William J. AdelmanJr.
    • 4
  • H. Richard Leuchtag
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Baylor College of Medicine and Rice UniversityHoustonUSA
  2. 2.National Institute of Mental HealthNational Institutes of HealthBathesdaUSA
  3. 3.The Marine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA
  4. 4.National Institute of Neurological and Communication Disorders and StrokeNational Institutes of Health at the Marine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA
  5. 5.Texas Southern UniversityHoustonUSA
  6. 6.University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals