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Adaptation Biology and Medicine

New Frontiers, Volume III, 1st Edition

By J. Moravec


378 pages

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Taking a science-based look at an emerging area of medicine, Adaptive Biology and Medicine: New Frontiers, Volume 3 discusses the biology of adaptation at the molecular, cellular, and system levels in response to a variety of stressful conditions. Leading international experts present a total of 37 chapters that cover a common continuum of adaptations. For easy reading, the information has been grouped under the sub-headings: Cardiovasular Adaptation, Adaptations to Changes in Altitude and Microgravity, and Environmental Stresses. Examples of cross adaptations are included where repeated exposure to one stimulus may have applications in the treatment and prophylaxis of different diseases.

Understanding disease and the mechanisms involved can help us fight disease. When you look at illness through the lens of adaptive biology you can sometimes see medical problems in a new and thought-provoking light. Offering promise for therapeutic strategies in both experimental and clinical pathology, Adaptive Biology and Medicine: New Frontiers explores a new way of thinking about physiological adaptations and their link to disease development.

Table of Contents


Prevention of Hemorrhagic Shock-Induced Disturbabances with Adaptation to Stress or Hypoxia, Y.V. Arkhipenko, A.G. Zhukova, N.V. Kizichenko, and T.G. Sazontova

Immediate Cardiac Preconditioning with Mild Oxidant Sresses, F.R. Boucher, M.-C. Toufektsian, S. Tanguy, S. Morel, and J.G. de Leiris

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Resistance of the Myocardium to Ischemia-Induced Ventricular Arrhythmias, M. de Lorgeril, P. Salen, and F. Paillard

Mechanisms of Action of Dietary n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid During Myocardial Stunning: Reference to Mitochondrial Energy Metabolism, E. Sentex and L. Demaison

Erythropoietin and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Humans Under Normobaric and Hypobaric-Hypoxic Conditions, H.C. Gunga, K. Kirsch, L. Rocker, C. Behn, E. Koralewski, E.H. Davila, M.I. Estrada, B. Johannes, P. Wittels, and W. Jelkman

Myocardial Cell Engineering, S. Tomita, T.M. Yau, D.A.G. Mickle, R.D. Weisel, and R.-K. Li

Saturated, n-3 and n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cardiac Arrhythmias, D. Moreau

Cell-Cell Interactions in Cardiomyopathy, S. Onishi, N. Kawaguchi, N. Tani, E. Oiki, and N. Matsuura

Mitochondrial Membrane Alterations by Aging and Diet: Impact on Recovery of Myocardial Function after Stress, S. Pepe, F.L. Rosenfeldt, E.G. Lakatta, and S.L. Sollott

Protective Effects of Cytoplasmic Factors on the Membrane System of Ca2+ Transport of Myocardial and Skeletal Muscle Sarcoplasmic Reticulum, T.G. Sazontova, A.A. Matskevich, and Y.V. Arkhipenko

Oxidative Stress and Myocyte Cell Death in the Failing Human Heart, D. Kumar, J. Narula, A. Kaushal, and P.K. Singal

Effects of Diabetes on Cation and Contraction in the Isolated Rat Heart, F.C. Howarth, M.A. Qureshi, W. Winlow, J. Singh, and N.K. Bracken

Adaptation of the Isolated Rat Heart to Osmotic Shock, J. Singh, F.C. Howarth, N. Bracken, A.M. Qureshi, and B.I. Hustler


Nitrogen at Raised Pressure Produces Narcosis Through an Activation of the GABAA, but not the GABAB, Receptor, J.H. Abraini and H.N. David

A Potential Adaptation Strategy to Enable the Toothed Whales to Reach Extreme Depths, S. Daniels and M.L. Dunstan

Microgravity-Induced Orthostatic Intolerance: An Arterial Microvascular Mechanism, M.D. Delp

Dimensions of Brachiosaurus brancai, Dicraeosaurus hansemanni, and Diplodocus carnegii and their Implecations for Gravitational Physiology, H.-C. Gunga, K. Kirsch, J. Rittweger, A. Clarke, J. Albertz, A. Wiedemann, A. Wehr, W.-D. Heinrich, and H.-P. Schultze

Microgravity-Induced Vascular Hyporesponsiveness: Nitric Oxide Dependent-Mechanisms Identified in a Ground-Based Simulation Model, R.E. Purdy

Structural and Functional Adaptations of Vessels to Microgravity, L.-F. Zhang and L.-N. Zhang

Blood Volume Changes During Altitude Acclimitization: Implications for Aerobic Performance, A.J. Young and M.N. Sawka

Gravitational Environment and Bone Tissue: Lessons from Space Studies, E. Zérath


Heatstroke, Susceptibility to Heat and Stress, L. Bourdon, F. Canini, and A. Buguet

NO a Cornerstone in Sleeping Sickness: Voltammetric Assessment in Animal and Man, A. Buguet, S. Banzet, B. Bouteille, P. Vincendeau, P. Tapie, F. Doua, P. Bogui, and R. Cespuglio

Brain Nitric Oxide in Heatstroke, F. Canini, L. Bourdon, R. Cespuglio, and A. Baguet

Brain Excitotoxic Networks in Heatstroke, F. Canini and L. Bourdon

Hypoxitherapy Today and in the Future, A.Y. Chizhov and A.A. Bludov

CNS Regulation of BAT Function and Arousal from Hibernation in Hamsters, M. Hashimoto, A. Kuroshima, and M. Shibata

Human Colorectal Carcinoma is a Direct Target Tissue for Growth Hormone: Evidence of Receptor Adaptation, D.T. Lincoln, L. Temmim, M.A. Al-Jarahallah, H.T. Abul, F. Clarke, and M.J. Waters

Cellular Mechanism Responsible for Beneficial Effects of Hypoxic Therapy, L.D. Lukyanova

Oxygen-Dependent Processes in Tissues Under Adaptation to Intermittent Hypoxia and Their Clinical Significance, I. Mankovskaya, Z. Serebrovskaya, R.J. Swanson, V. Nosar, T. Serebrovskaya, and K. Lyabakh

Role of Nitric Oxide in Protective Effects of Adaptation, E.B. Manukhina and I.Y. Malyshev

An Ultrastructural Observation of Lungs Treated by the Hypoxic Therapy: An Assessment of its Therapeutic Efficacy as one of the Impulse Therapy, K. Okuyama, J. Jiang, and K. Aihara

Comparison between Neurochemical and Behavioural Effects of High Pressure and Inert Narcotic Gases: Is There any Adaptive Mechanism? J.J Risso, B. Lego, A. Saget, E. Carre, A. Moulins, and O. Darbin

Nervous System in Hyperbaric Conditions, J.-C. Rostain and R. Balon

Effect of Ageing on Morphology and Protein Secretion and Synthesis in the Isolated Rat Lacrimal Gland, E. Adeghate, J. Singh, and C. Draper

Mechanisms of Fatigue During Exercise-Heat Stress, A. Strachan and R. Maughan

Cellular Mechanisms of Right Ventricular Hypertrophy in Rats Adapted to Low Pressure Hypoxia, M. Moravec, Z. Turek, and J. Moravec

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Anatomy
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology