© 1988

Calcium in Drug Actions

  • Peter F. Baker

Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. The Multiple Physiological Roles of Calcium: Possible Sites for Pharmacological Intervention

  3. Calcium Receptors and Calcium Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. B. A. Levine, R. J. P. Williams
      Pages 9-29
    3. H. J. Vogel
      Pages 57-87
    4. M. Schramm, R. Towart
      Pages 89-114
    5. F. F. Vincenzi, T. R. Hinds
      Pages 147-162
    6. G. J. Kaczorowski, M. L. Garcia, V. F. King, R. S. Slaughter
      Pages 163-183
    7. H. Nagamoto, U. Kikkawa, Y. Nishizuka
      Pages 241-252
  4. Calcium and Physiological Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. T. Narahashi
      Pages 255-274
    3. M. P. Blaustein
      Pages 275-304
    4. S. Cockcroft, B. D. Gomperts
      Pages 305-338
    5. J. Meldolesi, T. Pozzan, B. Ceccarelli
      Pages 339-359

About this book


The Editorial Board and the Publishers of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology wish to express their profound grief at the untimely death of Professor Peter Baker. Aware of his international recognition as an expert on the ubiquitous role of calcium in physiological processes and their pharma­ cological control, the Board was gratified when Professor Baker accepted its invitation to edit a new Handbook volume on "Calcium in Drug Actions". He went about this task with his usual energy and effectiveness so that, in the few months before his unexpected death, Professor Baker had mustered his distinguished contributors, got them to provide their manuscripts, and seen almost the entire material into the press. This achievement is all the more remarkable when one bears in mind the extraordinary number of his other commitments during the same time; they are mentioned in Sir Alan Hodgkin's preface to this volume. With so many other professional and personal responsibilities upon him, the Board of the Handbook wishes to record its grateful appreciation for the admirable way in which Professor Baker took on and carried out the additional work of bringing this fine book into existence; and the Board wishes it to be dedicated to the memory of Professor Peter Frederick Baker. The Editorial Board: G. V. R. BORN, P. CUATRECASAS, H. HERKEN, A.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter F. Baker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology King’s CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonGreat Britain

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