Magnesium and the Cell

Magnesium and the Cell

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The volume comprises an interdisciplinary survey of the molecular and biochemical functions of magnesium in cells. It should be of use to biochemists and pharmacologists studying the many processes in which magnesium has a pivotal role. Clinical researchers should be interested as magnesium is the second most common intracellular ion. Its deficiency is frequently associated, although not recognized as such, with concomitant changes in potassium ion. The book should also be of value to those who seek to understand the molecular role of metal ions in the regulation of biological processes and the role of biomolecular interactions in cellular signalling and control. This book provides an interdisiplinary survey of the molecular and biochemical functions of magnesium in the cells, and covers magnesium's widespread role in regulation of enzymes, transmitters, membrane functions and cell-signalling processes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 169 x 244 x 21mm | 649g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0120996200
  • 9780120996209

Table of contents

Magnesium in biology (overview), W.E.C. Wacker; clinical perturbations in magnesium metabolism - hypomagnesemia and hypermagnesemia, R. Whang; magnesium - an introduction to its biochemistry, R.J.P. Williams; new methods for the study of magnesium-ligand interactions, R. Crow and M.S. Hughes; techniques for measuring magnesium in tissues from hypertensive, psychiatric and neurologic patients, D. Mota de Freitas and E. Doras; radiotracer probes in cellular magnesium transport studies, F. Flik, et al; some theoretical and practical aspects of measurement of the intracellular free magnesium concentration in heart muscle - consideration of its regulation and modulations, J.A.S. McGuigan, et al; distribution and function of magnesium within the cell, F.W. Heaton; magnesium transport mechanisms, J. Vormann and T. Gunther; genetics and molecular biology of magnesium transport in Salmonella Typhirnurium, M.E. Maguire; genetic regulation of cellular magnesium content, J.G. Henrotte; the role of magnesium in regulating ion transport, P.W. Flatman; the effects of magnesium on excitable tissues, C. Fry and A.V. Proctor; transport of magnesium in renal epithelial cells, G.A. Quamme and C. de Ronffignac; magnesium uptake, transport and pharmacological effects, C. Padgham, N.J. Birch, et al.
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