Fundamentals of Receptor, Enzyme, and Transport Kinetics is the first book to pull together the most important topics in receptor, enzyme, and transport kinetics into a concise, easy-to-use format. Numerous equations are included, and key equations are graphed. For each graphed equation, important features are carefully explained. The book is organized so that simple material is presented first, providing a firm foundation on which to cover the advanced topics which appear later. Terminology used throughout the book is consistent with that used in scientific literature, and concepts are explained using analogies from daily life. The book also features two important appendices that will be particularly useful learning tools. The first appendix outlines all of the key equations from the text and indicates their use. The second appendix is a set of sample calculation problems and their solutions.
Fundamentals of Receptor, Enzyme, and Transport Kinetics is an excellent text/reference for pharmacologists, biological chemists, experimental biologists, neurochemists, neurotoxicologists, physiologists, and toxicologists. It is also suitable as a graduate-level text in pharmacology and medical pharmacology.
Table of Contents
1.Receptors: Introduction to Receptors 2. Simple Receptor-Ligand Interactions 3. Overview of Techniques for Direct Measurement of Receptor-Ligand Interactions 4. Receptor-Ligand Interactions That Generate Proportional Physiological Effects 5. Overview of Mechanisms for Coupling of Receptor-Agonist Interactions with Physiological Effects 6. Overview of Techniques for Measuring Receptor-Agonist Interactions Through Their Physiological Effects 7. Receptor-Ligand Interactions That Are Disproportionate with Their Physiological Effects 8. Antagonism 9. Enzymes: Introduction to Enzymes 10. Simple Enzyme-Substrate Interactions 11. Complex Enzyme-Substrate Interactions 12. Transport Systems: Transport Kinetics 13. References. Appendices: Table of Equations and Their Uses. Sample Calculations
Dr John C Matthews is Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at Department of Biomolecular Sciences, the University of Mississippi.