James W. Putney, Jr.
Published November 21, 2005
Reference - 530 Pages - 8 Color & 152 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849327834 - CAT# 2783
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In Calcium Signaling, Second Edition, Putney focuses on those processes that generate calcium signals to compile the first comprehensive exploration of calcium signaling research from a methodological standpoint.
This new edition deals with methods for studying calcium from a variety of perspectives. Several chapters discuss calcium indicators and other tools, and look at microscopic and electrophysiological techniques, as well as other special methodological aspects of calcium signaling research. Other chapters examine the study of different systems, ranging from those found in yeast to those found in mammals, and several more are devoted to the cellular and molecular basis for calcium signaling, including explorations of receptors, calcium pumps, apoptosis, and drug delivery.
Once again, Putney has called upon top researchers from across the globe to contribute their expertise. Several new chapters have been added and in many cases, where chapters from the first edition were retained, new researchers were recruited to offer a fresh perspective.
As calcium signaling involves such a breadth of technical approaches and a wide range of applications, this work contains invaluable information for established researchers, as well as those graduate students and scientists just beginning to find a direction in cellular calcium signaling.
“… explores the molecular basis, as well as the complex aspects, of calcium signaling; employs an easy-to-follow format in describing numerous research techniques, along with the pros and cons of each approach; discusses the major intracellular and surface membrane calcium channel molecules and intracellular effectors in terms of their molecular nature and biophysical behavior; introduces the application of high-throughout technology, and the use of genetically tractable organisms such as C. elegans and yeast. … involves such a breadth of technical approaches and a wide range of applications; this work contains invaluable information for established researchers, as well as those graduate students and scientists just beginning to find a direction in cellular calcium signaling. ”
— In Anticancer Research, Vol. 26, 2006
"Dr. James Putney has done the subject a great service … . The texts are clear, well defined and excellently supported by references with an extensive index. … undoubtedly a very valuable and useful text."
— Geoffrey R. Dixon in Institute of Biology, Vol. 55 No.1, 2008