Cardiovascular Physiology in the Genetically Engineered Mouse

Cardiovascular Physiology in the Genetically Engineered Mouse

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This monograph serves as a practical, `how-to' guide for the investigator interested in the functional methods used to characterize the murine cardiovascular phenotype. It is assumed that neither the cardiovascular physiologist nor the molecular biologist has a significant familiarity with each other's field; in this sense the content is truly introductory, and therefore valuable for both the scientist/physician and the trainee. A second objective is to help decipher the literature critically and foster an understanding of the advantages and limitations of each method. Molecular biology, and, more specifically, transgenesis and gene targeting, have progressed at a rapid pace; this work aims to provide a framework for the large amount of information in this proliferating, and often bewildering field. The multidisciplinary nature of the book will facilitate the newly-formed marriage between physiologists and molecular biologists and will stimulate and direct young investigators towards the field.
This monograph is organized (somewhat arbitrarily) into three sections. The first deals with transgenic and gene targeting approaches to cardiovascular physiology and pathology. The second and largest section discusses various techniques used to assess the cardiovascular phenotype, including isolated myocyte mechanics and calcium transients, the Langendorff and working isolated heart preparations, NMR spectroscopy, echocardiography, invasive hemodynamics, electrophysiology and telemetric monitoring. The final section examines methods and techniques used to study cardiovascular development, exercise and oxygen consumption in vivo, and the role of genetic manipulations in the study of the vascular system.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.67g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • 304 p.
  • 0792383567
  • 9780792383567

Table of contents

Preface. 1. The Hierarchical Approach to Analysis of Cardiovascular Function in Mice: An Overview; R.A. Walsh. 2. Targeted Ablation of Murine Cardiac Genes; K. Yager, J. Robbins. 3. Transgenic Models of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology; V.J. Kadambi, E.G. Kranias. 4. Isolated Myocyte Mechanics and Calcium Transients; G.W. Dorn II. 5. The Isolated Isovolumic (Langendorff) Heart Preparation; Y. Takeishi, R.A. Walsh. 6. The Isolated Work-Performing Mouse Heart Preparation. Comparison and Quantification of Cardiac Performance in Transgenic and Wild-Type Mice; I.L. Grupp, et al. 7. Echocardiographic Assessment of the Mouse Heart and Aorta; B.D. Hoit. 8. Invasive Hemodynamic Studies in Open and Closed Chest Mice; B.D. Hoit. 9. Cardiovascular Physiology in Mice: Conscious Measurements and Effects of Anesthesia; M.A. Mathier, et al. 10. Single Cell Patch-Clamp Analysis of Mouse Myocytes; N. Chiamvimonvat, A. Yatani. 11. In Vivo Electrophysiologic Studies in Mice; C.I. Berul, M.E. Mendelsohn. 12. 31P NMR Spectroscopy of the Mouse Heart; J.S. Ingwall, et al. 13. Models of Cardiac Disease in the Mouse; J.J. Hunter, et al. 14. Exercise and Oxygen Consumption in the Mouse; K.H. Desai, D. Bernstein. 15. Mouse Smooth Muscle Studies Using Gene-Altered Mouse Models: A Users' Guide; R.L. Sutliff, R.J. Paul. 16. Analysis of Murine Embryonic Structural and Functional Phenotype; B.B. Keller. Index.
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` ... very well written and supplies a clear overview... highly recommend this book for all scientists interested one way or another in the rapidly expanding field to assess the cardiovascular physiology in the genetically engineered mouse. ...gives an excellent introduction into the field and a nice overview of the currently available techniques ... '
Acta Cardiologica 55:3 (2000)
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`... very well written and supplies a clear overview... highly recommend this book for all scientists interested one way or another in the rapidly expanding field to assess the cardiovascular physiology in the genetically engineered mouse. ...gives an excellent introduction into the field and a nice overview of the currently available techniques ...'
Acta Cardiologica 55:3 (2000)
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