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The Electrophysiology of Neuroendocrine Cells

1st Edition

By Hans Scherubl, Jurgen Hescheler

CRC Press

384 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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pub: 1995-08-21
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The Electrophysiology of Neuroendocrine Cells explores the role of electrical activity in neuroendocrine cells in stimulus-secretion coupling, sensory mechanisms, and intercellular communication. This comprehensive and concise handbook includes introductory material on the ontogenesis and classification of the neuroendocrine system and describes general electrical properties, voltage-gated ion channels, and the pharmacology of ion channels. By focusing on functional aspects, The Electrophysiology of Neuroendocrine Cells provides research scientists, physicians, and students with a basic understanding of neuroendocrine cells and their similarity to neurones, as well as their relationship to thyroid- or steroid-hormone secreting endocrine cells.

The multidisciplinary nature of this book provides readers with a broad perspective on the electrical properties of neuroendocrine cells, and the combination of general information and specialized information makes the book accessible to beginning and advanced readers alike.

Table of Contents

Development and Classification

From the APUD to the Neuroendocrine Systems: A Developmental Perspective, N.M. LeDouarin

Classification of Neuroendocrine Cells, G. Ahnert-Hilger, H. Scherübl, E.-O. Riecken, and B. Wiedenmann

General Principles

Electrical Activity and Stimulus-Secretion Coupling in Neuroendocrine Cells, W. Schlegel and P. Mollard

Electrical Activity and Intercellular Communication in Neuroendocrine Cells, E. Rojas, D. Mears, R.M. Santos, and I. Atwater

Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

Electrical Activity, Osmosensitivity, and Neuromodulation of Hypothalamic Supraoptic and Paraventricular Neurosecretory Cells, L.P. Renaud and B. Hu

Electrophysiology of Anterior Pituitary Cells, B.J. Corrette, C.K. Bauer, and J.R. Schwarz

Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

Voltage-Dependent Calcium Channels and Extracellular Calcium Sensing in C Cells of the Thyroid, F. Raue, J. Hescheler, and H. Scherübl

Extracellular Calcium Sensing in Parathyroid Cells, A. Tanini, H. Scherübl, and M.L. Brandi


Electrical Activity and Secretion of Atrial Natriuretic Factor from Atrial Heart Cells, G. Christensen

Pancreas and Gastrointestinal Tract

Electrophysiology of Pancreatic Islet Cells, F.M. Ashcroft and P. Rorsman

Electrical Activity and Serotonin Secretion from Enterochromaffin Cells, K. Racké, H. Schwörer, and A. Reimann

Adrenal and Juxtaglomerular Cells

Electrical Properties of Adrenal Chromaffin Cells, A.R. Artalejo

Ion Channels and Renin Secretion from Juxtaglomerular Cells, H. Osswald and U. Quast

Neuroendocrine Cells in Other Organs

The Physiology and Ion Channels of the Merkel Cell, N. Akaike and Y. Yamashita

Electrical Activity and Hormone Secretion in Sertoli Cells, P. Grasso and L.E. Reichert, Jr.

Carotid Body Type I Cells

Oxygen Sensitive Neurosecretion of Carotid Body Type I Cells, H. Acker and J. Hescheler


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Anatomy
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience