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Transduction in Biological Systems

  • Cecilia Hidalgo
  • Juan Bacigalupo
  • Enrique Jaimovich
  • Julio Vergara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Cecilia Hidalgo, Juan Bacigalupo, Enrique Jaimovich, Julio Vergara
      Pages 1-4
  3. Stimulus-Response Coupling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Transduction in Sensory Cells

    3. Excitation-Secretion Coupling

      1. Eduardo Rojas, Rosa M. Santos, Illani Atwater
        Pages 101-122
      2. Arthur Sherman, Patricia Carroll, Rosa M. Santos, Illani Atwater
        Pages 123-141
      3. Andres Stutzin, Stanko S. Stojilkovic, Kevin J. Catt, Eduardo Rojas
        Pages 163-173
      4. Eduardo Rojas, A. Lee Burns, Harvey B. Pollard
        Pages 175-194
      5. Elisa T. Marusic, Maria V. Lobo
        Pages 195-205
    4. Other Transduction Mechanisms

      1. Pompeo Volpe, Mariangela Bravin, Barbara H. Alderson, Daniel P. Lew, Jacopo Meldolesi, Tullio Pozzan
        Pages 209-220
      2. Juan C. Sáez, Michael V. L. Bennett, David C. Spray
        Pages 231-243
  4. Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Striated Muscle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257

About this book


The present volume originated from the workshop "Transduction in Biological Sys­ tems," held at the Marine Biological Station of the Universidad de Valparaiso, Mon­ temar, Chile, May 23-30, 1988, and contains contributions from most of the partici­ pants in the workshop. The title of both the workshop and the book reflects accurately the central theme discussed during several days of intense debate and profound intellectual exchange in the peaceful environment offered by the central coast of Chile. It was apparent that the workshop was a great success-a sentiment expressed by many seasoned attendees, some of whom dared opinions as strong as "It was the best ever." There is no single reason to explain why this workshop was so successful. Certainly instrumental was the incredible effort displayed by the Chilean Organizing Committee in selecting adequate facilities and in organizing social events that supplemented the scien­ tific sessions and provided an authentic fraternal environment for the participants. Equally important were the foreign participants, who enthusiastically gave of their time to take part in the event, and the students, who came from Chile as well as from several other Latin American countries, and who applied the necessary pressure in their repeated demands for scientific clarity, accuracy, and sincerity.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cecilia Hidalgo
    • 1
  • Juan Bacigalupo
    • 2
  • Enrique Jaimovich
    • 1
  • Julio Vergara
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de Estudios Científicos de SantiagoUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Universidad de ChileSantiagoChile
  3. 3.University of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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