Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology

Interaction of Cell Volume and Cell Function

  • Florian Lang
  • Dieter Häussinger

Part of the Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology book series (COMPARATIVE, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. F. Lang, M. Ritter, H. Völkl, D. Häussinger
    Pages 1-31
  3. D. Häussinger, W. Gerok, F. Lang
    Pages 33-65
  4. J. Graf, W. B. Guggino, K. Turnheim
    Pages 67-117
  5. A. Kurtz, H. Scholz
    Pages 119-137
  6. H. K. Kimelberg, E. R. O’Connor, Helmut Kettenmann
    Pages 157-186
  7. E. K. Hoffmann, L. O. Simonsen, I. H. Lambert
    Pages 187-248
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 309-312

About this book


One of the prerequisites for survival is the ability of cells to maintain their volume. Thus, during the course of evolution cells have "learned" a variety of strategies to achieve volume homeostasis. This volume regulatory machinery involves regulation of both, cellular metabolism and cellular transport and is exploited by hormones and transmitters to regulate cellularfunction. This book to illustrates the complex interplay of cell volume regulatory mechanisms and cellular function in a variety of tissues. However, our knowledge is still far from being conclusive, and the present collection of reviews is thought to foster further experimental efforts to unravel the role of cell volume in the integrated function of cells.


Endothelial cells Glial cells Volumenregulation, Zellen activation cell cells endothelium evolution ion transport membrane metabolism mitochondria physiology regulation tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Florian Lang
    • 1
  • Dieter Häussinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Physiologisches InstitutUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Abteilung für Innere MedizinUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77126-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77124-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0938-2763
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