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Comparative High Pressure Biology

1st Edition

Edited by Philippe Sebert

CRC Press

575 pages

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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, S. Marchal, J. Torrent and R. Lange

Protein Folding and Aggregation under Pressure, L. Smeller

Pressure and Heat Shock Proteins, F.G. Tölgyesi and C. Böde

Pressure Perturbation of Artificial and Natural Membranes, R. Winter

High Pressure and Food Conservation, E. Dumay, D. Chevalier-Lucia and T. Lüpez-Pedemonte

Pressure and cell and tissue functions

Pressure Effects on Cells, S. Daniels and Y. Grossman

Pressure Sensing: Depth Sensors and Depth Usage, P.J. Fraser

Pressure Effects on Mammalian Central Nervous System, Y. Grossman, B. Aviner and A. Mor

Pressure and Osmoregulation, A.J.R. Péqueux and P. Sébert

Muscle Function and High Hydrostatic Pressure, O. Friedrich

Pressure and Reactive Oxygen Species, C. Moisan, A. Améranda, Y. Jammes, C. Lavoute and J.J. Risso

Pressure and living organisms

Piezophilic Prokaryotes, D. Prieur, D. Bartlett, C. Kato, Ph. Oger and M. Jebbar

Effects of the Deep Sea Environment on Invertebrates, J.F. Siebenaller

Fish and Pressure, A. Damasceno-Oliveira and P. Sébert

Pressure Tolerance in Diving Mammals and Birds, M. Castellini

Pressure and Man

Introduction to the Effects of Pressure on Human Organisms and Other Mammals, J.C. Rostain

Ventilatory and Circulatory Responses to Diving, Y. Jammes

Inert Gas Narcosis, J.C. Rostain and C. Lavoute

The High Pressure Nervous Syndrome, J.C. Rostain, J.J. Risso and J.H. Abraini

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, S.R. Thom

High Hydrostatic Pressure and Cancer, G. Blümelhuber

Working Under Pressure, J.C. Le Péchon

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCI072000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology