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Arterial Chemoreception

From Molecules to Systems

  • Colin A. Nurse
  • Constancio Gonzalez
  • Chris Peers
  • Nanduri Prabhakar
  • Offers concise reports of current chemoreceptor research

  • Provides authoritative reviews from internationally recognized experts

  • Represents a unique collection of studies from all leading groups in the field

Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 758)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Gregg L. Semenza, Nanduri R. Prabhakar
    Pages 1-5
  3. Michael G. Jonz, Colin A. Nurse
    Pages 19-27
  4. Lalah M. Niane, Aida Bairam
    Pages 37-41
  5. Oubeidallah Hichri, Jean-C Laurin, Cécile A. Julien, Vincent Joseph, Aida Bairam
    Pages 43-48
  6. Jorge Soliz, Hanan Khemiri, Céline Caravagna, Tommy Seaborn
    Pages 55-62
  7. Toru Satoh, Yasumasa Okada, Yasushi Hara, Fumio Sakamaki, Shingo Kyotani, Takeshi Tomita et al.
    Pages 63-70
  8. Leslie T. Buck, D. W. R. Hogg, C. Rodgers-Garlick, M. E. Pamenter
    Pages 71-79
  9. Mieczyslaw Pokorski, Lidia Faff, Camillo Di Giulio
    Pages 99-103
  10. Ryan L. Shapiro, Barbara L. Barr, Robert W. Putnam, Christopher N. Wyatt
    Pages 105-107
  11. Patrice G. Guyenet, Ruth L. Stornetta, Stephen B. G. Abbott, Seth D. Depuy, Roy Kanbar
    Pages 115-122
  12. Andrew P. S. Holmes, David Hauton, Prem Kumar
    Pages 123-127
  13. Erica A. Wehrwein, Timothy B. Curry, Ananda Basu, Robert A. Rizza, Rita Basu, Michael J. Joyner
    Pages 129-135
  14. Patricio Zapata, Carolina Larraín, Edison-Pablo Reyes, Ricardo Fernández
    Pages 137-142

About these proceedings


Arterial chemoreceptors are unique structures which continuously monitor changes in arterial blood oxygen, carbon dioxide, glucose, and acid.  Alterations in these gases are almost instantaneously sensed by arterial chemoreceptors and relayed into a physiological response which restores blood homeostasis.  Arterial Chemoreception contains updated material regarding the physiology of the primary arterial chemoreceptor; the carotid body.  Moreover, this book also explores tantalizing evidence regarding the contribution of the aortic bodies, chromaffin cells, lung neuroepithelial bodies, and brainstem areas involved in monitoring changes in blood gases.  Furthermore this collection includes data showing the critical importance of these chemoreceptors in the pathophysiology of human disease and possible therapeutic treatments.

This book is a required text for any researcher in the field of arterial chemoreception for years to come.  It is also a critical text for physicians searching for bench-to-bedside treatments for heart failure, sleep apnea, and pulmonary hypertension.   



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Editors and affiliations

  • Colin A. Nurse
    • 1
  • Constancio Gonzalez
    • 2
  • Chris Peers
    • 3
  • Nanduri Prabhakar
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. BiologyMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Facultad de Medicina, Depto. Bioquímica y BiologíaUniversidad de ValladolidValladolidSpain
  3. 3.Fac. Medicine & Health, Division of Cardiovascular &University of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom
  4. 4., Biological Sciences Div &University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Arterial Chemoreception
  • Book Subtitle From Molecules to Systems
  • Editors Colin A. Nurse
    Constancio Gonzalez
    Chris Peers
    Nanduri Prabhakar
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-4583-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0621-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-4584-1
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 406
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biomedicine, general
    Human Physiology
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