Airway Chemoreceptors in Vertebrates: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Airway Chemoreceptors in Vertebrates

1st Edition

Edited by Giacomo Zaccone, Ernest Cutz, Dirk Adriaensen

CRC Press

464 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781578086146
pub: 2009-01-09
SAVE ~$34.00
Currently out of stock
$170.00
$136.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429094187
pub: 2019-04-23
from $28.98


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the information available on the morphological, physiological and evolutionary aspects of specialized cells distributed within the epithelia of the airways in the vertebrates. A lot of work has been done on the cell and molecular biology of these cells which are regarded as as oxygen receptor neuroepithelial cells. These chemoreceptors which were conserved throughout evolution have neuroendocrine functions carrying their signals to the central nervous system.

The chemoreceptor cells are sensors which detect the signal changes in the external and internal environments, and play a key role in the survival of various species. Studies addressed to the chemoreceptor cell systems in the airways are of great importance for investigating their response to changes in the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in the environment since the future of the planet earth is being threatened by global warming and climate change.

Praise for the book:

…This volume would be of special interest to researchers who are curious about the evolution of vertebrate respiratory control in general and the regulation of ventilation in nonmammalian vertebrates in particular. —Wayne L. Silver, Wake Forest University, in The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 85, Number 2

Reviews

This book provides a review of the chemoreceptive cells associated with vertebrate respiration. … Most of the cells described in this volume detect respiratory gases and function to help regulate ventilation. Other roles include immune system activation, defense against bacteria, and environmental chemical detection. The majority of the book looks at the anatomy of respiratory-related structures: lungs (gills), carotid labyrinths (carotid body), and respiratory passages. … There are five sections organized by vertebrate class (fish, amphibians, reptiles/birds, and two for mammals). …This volume would be of special interest to researchers who are curious about the evolution of vertebrate respiratory control in general and the regulation of ventilation in nonmammalian vertebrates in particular.

—Wayne L. Silver, Wake Forest University, in The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 85, Number 2

Table of Contents

Preface

Neurosecretory Epithelial Cells (NEC’s) in the Airways and Carotid Labyrinth of Aquatic Vertebrates: Morphology, Distribution, Innervation and Function

Oxygen-sensitive Neuroepithelial Cells in the Gills of Aquatic Vertebrates Michael G. Jonz and Colin A. Nurse

Carotid Labyrinth and Associated PseudobranchialNeurosecretory Cells in Indian Catfishes A. Gopesh

Serotonergic Neuroepithelial Cells in Fish Gills:Cytology and Innervation Yannick J.R. Bailly

Neurosecretory Cells (NEC’s) in the Lung of Amphibians and Accessory Respiratory Organs of the Air-breathing Fishes and in Amphibian Carotid Labyrinth: Structural Morphology and Function

Neuroendocrine Cells in the Lungs of Amphibians and Air-Breathing Fishes Lucyna Goniakowska-Witalńska, Anna Pecio and Dagmara Podkowa

The Amphibian Carotid Labyrinth Tatsumi Kusakabe

Neuroendocrine System of the Amphibian Extrapulmonary Airways Luis Miguel Pastor García and Esther Beltrán-Frutos

Chemoreceptive Control of Ventilation in Amphibiansand Air-Breathing Fishes Warren Burggren and Tien-Chien Pan

Neuroepithelial Bodies(NEB’s) in the Lung of Reptiles: Structural Morphology, Immunohistochemistry and Function

Neuroendocrine System of the Reptilian Respiratory Tract Luis Miguel Pastor García, Giacomo Zaccone and Esther Beltrán-Frutos

Airway Receptors in Birds M. Fabiana Kubke, Roderick A. Suthers and J. Martin Wild

Mechanisms of CO2 Sensing in Avian Intrapulmonary Chemoreceptors Steven C. Hempleman and Jason Q. Pilarski

Pulmonary Neuroepithelial Cells in Mammals: Structure, Molecular Markers, Ontogeny and Functions

Diverse and Complex Airway Receptors in Rodent Lungs Inge Brouns, Isabel Pintelon, Ian De Proost, Jean-Pierre Timmermans and Dirk Adriaensen

Oxygen Sensing in Mammalian Pulmonary Neuroepithelial Bodies E. Cutz, W.X. Fu, H. Yeger, J. Pan and C.A. Nurse

Precursors and Stem Cells of the Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cell System in the Developing Mammalian Lung H. Yeger, J. Pan and E. Cutz

Pulmonary Neuroepithelial Bodies as Hypothetical Immunomodulators: Some New Findings and a Review of the Literature Alfons T.L. Van Loomel, Tania Bollé and Peter W. Hellings

Neuroepithelial Bodies and Carotid Bodies: A Comparative Discussion of Pulmonary and Arterial Chemoreceptors Alfons T.L. Van Lommel

Solitary Chemosensory Cells in the Airways of Mammals: Distribution, Immunocytochemistry, Fine Structure and Function

Solitary Chemosensory Cells in the Airways of Mammals A. Sbarbati, M.P. Cecchini, C. Crescimanno, F. Merigo, D. Benati, M. Tizzano and F. Osculati

Solitary Chemosensory Cells: Phylogeny and Ontogeny Anne Hansen and Thomas E. Finger

Functional Importance of Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cells Staffan Skogvall

CO2/H+ Chemoreceptors in the Respiratory Passages of Vertebrates K.M. Gilmour and W.K. Milsom

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI049000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology
SCI072000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General