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Comparative High Pressure Biology

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Philippe Sebert





ISBN 9780367452407
Published December 2, 2019 by CRC Press
575 Pages

 
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Book Description

High pressure biology is an old, fascinating and stimulating field of research. One of the major reasons for the interest in studying high pressure is that this environmental factor also plays an important role in thermodynamics and consequently in biology. Pressure, from a biological perspective, has a bearing on all living creatures. The book presents a panoramic view of this subject from molecules to the overall organism, via the cells and unicellular species, invertebrates and vertebrates, ectotherms and endotherms. This book provides not only the more recent results in each of its chapters but also suggests new directions for research.

The intended readership is postgraduate students and research scientists in various fields.

Table of Contents

PRESSURE AND CELL COMPONENTS
Protein Kinetics under High Pressure
Protein Folding and Aggregation under Pressure
Pressure and Heat Shock Proteins; Pressure Perturbation of Artificial and Natural Membranes
High Pressure and Food Conservation



PRESSURE AND CELL AND TISSUE FUNCTIONS
Pressure Effects on Cells
Pressure Sensing: Depth Sensors and Depth Usage
Pressure Effects on Mammalian Central Nervous System
Pressure and Osmoregulation; Muscle Function and High Hydrostatic Pressure
Pressure and Reactive Oxygen Species



PRESSURE AND LIVING ORGANISMS
Piezophilic Prokaryotes
Effects of the Deep Sea Environment on Invertebrates
Fish and Pressure
Pressure Tolerance in Diving Mammals and Birds



PRESSURE AND MAN
Introduction to the Effects of Pressure on Human Organisms and Other Mammals
Ventilatory and Circulatory Responses to Diving; Inert Gas Narcosis
The High Pressure Nervous Syndrome
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
High Hydrostatic Pressure and Cancer
Working Under Pressure

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Biography

Philippe Sébert, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO, Université de Brest, France) where he teaches bioenergetics and physiology. He is the head of the team ORPHY-EA4324 (www.physioloqy-orphy.fr). He has collaborated with a large number of both national and international senior scientists. P. Sébert has presented over 20 invited lectures at international meetings, has published more than 100 research papers and has contributed to several books. His major interest is the effect of high hydrostatic pressure on fish energy metabolism, mainly the migrating eel.