Current Topics in Membranes: Eye's Aqueous Humor: From Secretion to Glaucoma v.45
This volume presents a basic consensus of how the aqueous humor is formed and exits through the trabecular meshwork and canal of Schlemm. It also presents an update on knowledge of the molecular transport mechanisms which underlie aqueous humor dynamics and a description of the clinical approaches used for assessing these basic transport processes. The text emphasizes the phenomenon of the diurnal rhythm of aqueous humor formation, from both the clinical and molecular points of view. This phenomenon provides the major indication that aqueous humor secretion is regulated.
- Paperback | 512 pages
- 151 x 228 x 15mm | 427g
- 01 Jan 1998
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- b&w and colour illustrations, index
About Mortimer M. Civan
Edited by Arnost Kleinzeller, Dale J. Benos, and Mortimer M. Civan
Table of contents
Overview - transport components of aqueous humor secretion and their regulation, M.M. Civan; molecular approaches to the study of the Na+, K+-ATPase and chloride channels in the ocular ciliary epithelium, M. Coca-Prados and J. Sanchez-Torres; chloride channels in the ciliary epithelium, T. Jacob; the identification of potassium channels in human lens epithelium, J. Rae and A.R. Shepard; aquaporin water channels in eye and other channels, M.D. Lee et al; gap junctions and interlayer communication in the heterocellular epithelium of the ciliary body, J.M. Wolosin and M. Schutte; the travecular meshwork and aqueous humor reabsorption, M. Wiederholt and F. Stumpff; circadian rhythms in aqueous humor formation, J. Sears and M.L. Sears; clinical measurements of aqueous dynamics - implications for addressing glaucoma, R.F. Brubaker.