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Textbook of Ion Channels Volume I
Basics and Methods

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ISBN 9780367538156
May 18, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
328 Pages 97 Color & 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Textbook of Ion Channels is a set of three volumes providing a wide-ranging reference source on ion channels for students, instructors, and researchers. Ion channels are membrane proteins that control the electrical properties of neurons and cardiac cells, mediate the detection and response to sensory stimuli like light, sound, odor, and taste, and regulate the response to physical stimuli like temperature and pressure. In non-excitable tissues, ion channels are instrumental for the regulation of basic salt balance that is critical for homeostasis. Ion channels are located at the surface membrane of cells, giving them the unique ability to communicate with the environment, as well as the membrane of intracellular organelles, allowing them to regulate internal homeostasis. Ion channels are fundamentally important for human health and diseases, and are important targets for pharmaceuticals in mental illness, heart disease, anesthesia, pain and other clinical applications. The modern methods used in their study are powerful and diverse, ranging from single ion-channel measurement techniques to models of ion channel diseases in animals, and human clinical trials for ion channel drugs.

Volume I, Part 1 covers fundamental topics such as the basic principles of ion permeation and selectivity, voltage-dependent, ligand-dependent and mechano-dependent ion channel activation mechanisms, the mechanisms for ion channel desensitization and inactivation and basic ion channel pharmacology and inhibition. Volume I, Part 2 aims to offer a practical guide of cardinal methods for researching ion channels, including heterologous expression and voltage-clamp and patch-clamp electrophysiology, isolation of native currents using patch-clamp, modelling ion channel gating, structures and its dynamics, crystallography and cryo- electron microscopy, fluorescence and paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy methods and genetics approaches in model organisms.

All three volumes give the reader an introduction to fundamental concepts needed to understand the mechanism of ion channels, a guide to the technical aspects of ion channel research, offer a modern guide to the properties of major ion channel families, and include coverage of key examples of regulatory, physiological, and disease roles for ion channels.

Table of Contents

Part I. Fundamental Mechanisms

Chapter 1: Ion Selectivity and Conductance  
Alexander A. Simon, Chen Fan, Dorothy M. Kim, Jason G. McCoy, Crina M. Nimigean

Chapter 2: Voltage-Dependent Gating of Ion Channels 
Baron Chanda, Sandipan Chowdhury
Chapter 3: Ligand-Dependent Gating Mechanism 
William N. Zagotta
Chapter 4: Mechanosensitive Channels and Their Emerging Gating Mechanisms
Sergei Sukharev, Andriy Anishkin
Chapter 5: Inactivation and Desensitization 
William N. Zagotta
Chapter 6: Ion Channel Inhibitors 
Matthew J. Marquis, Jon T. Sack

Part II. Methodologies

Chapter 7: Expression of Channels in Heterologous Systems and Voltage Clamp Recordings of Macroscopic Currents 
Victor De la Rosa, León D. Islas
Chapter 8: Patch Clamping and Single-Channel Analysis 
León D. Islas
Chapter 9: Patch Clamp Recordings from Native Cells and Isolation of Membrane Currents 
Jeanne Nerbonne
Chapter 10: Models of Ion Channel Gating 
Frank T. Horrigan, Toshinori Hoshi
Chapter 11: Investigating Ion Channel Structure and Dynamics Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy 
Rikard Blunck
Chapter 12: Ion Channel Structural Biology in the Era of Single Particle Cryo-EM
Jianhua Zhao, Yifan Cheng
Chapter 13: Protein Crystallography 
Moshe Giladi, Yoni Haitin
Chapter 14: Rosetta Structural Modeling 
Phuong T. Nguyen, Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy
Chapter 15: Molecular Dynamics 
Lucie Delemotte
Chapter 16: Genetic Models and Transgenics 
Andrea L. Meredith
Chapter 17: EPR and DEER Spectroscopy  
Eric G. B. Evans, Stefan Stoll

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Jie Zheng, PhD, is a professor at the University of California Davis School of Medicine, where he has served as a faculty member in the Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology since 2004. Dr. Zheng earned a bachelor’s degree in physiology and biophysics (1988) and a master’s degree in biophysics (1991) at Peking University. He earned a PhD in physiology (1998) at Yale University, where he studied with Dr. Fredrick J. Sigworth on patch-clamp recording, single-channel analysis, and voltage-dependent activation mechanisms. He received his postdoctoral training at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the University of Washington during 1999–2003, working with Dr. William N. Zagotta on the cyclic nucleotide-gated channels activation mechanism and novel fluorescence techniques for ion channel research. Currently, Dr. Zheng’s research focuses on temperature-sensitive TRP channels.

Matthew C. Trudeau, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology in 1992 and a PhD in physiology in 1998 while working with Gail Robertson, PhD, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His thesis work was on the properties of voltage-gated potassium channels in the human ether-aì-go-go related gene (hERG) family and the role of these channels in heart disease. Dr. Trudeau was a postdoctoral fellow with William Zagotta, PhD, at the University of Washington and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Seattle from 1998 to 2004, where he focused on the molecular physiology of cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels, the mechanism of their modulation by calcium-calmodulin, and their role in an inherited form of vision loss. Currently, Dr. Trudeau’s work focuses on hERG potassium channels, their biophysical mechanisms, and their role in cardiac physiology and cardiac arrhythmias.