TRP Channels

TRP Channels

New Book on TRP Channels

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Transient Receptor Potential Channels offers a unique blend of thoughtfully selected topics ranging from the structural biology of this fascinating group of ion channels to their emerging roles in human diseases. This single book covers TRP channels of yeasts, flies, fishes frogs and humans. And from the biophysics of primary thermo-sensory events in cells to the thermosensation at whole organism level, from physiology of pain to the development of pain-killers, from psychiatric illnesses to cancers, from skin cells to sperms, from taste buds to testes, from established facts to heated debates, this book contains something for every TRP enthusiasts, beginner and expert alike. It includes crucial background information, critical analysis of cutting edge research, and ideas and thoughts for numerous testable hypotheses. It also shows directions for future research in this highly dynamic field. It is a book readers will be just as eager to give to others as keep for themselves. Transient Receptor Potential Channels (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) [Hard cover]. Md. Shahidul Islam (Editor). Publisher: Springer. 52 chapters, 125 authors, about 1115 pages


ContentsPosted by Md. Shahidul Islam Wed, October 20, 2010 18:57:27

"TRP channels came as a surprise in the early days of single-channel-
recording, when many researchers thought that a handful of channels
were sufficient to explain 'bioelectricity'. By now it is clear that
they constitute one of the largest families of channel proteins with a
remarkable range of physiological functions. Their relevance for
biomedicine can hardly be underestimated". Prof. Dr. Erwin Neher, Nobel Laureate
Membranbiophysik, Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie
Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Goettingen

"There had been an explosion of information on this large family of TRP channels that pervade almost every aspect of cell physiology. A remarkable feature of this compendium is that most of the major researchers in this field have contributed didactic reviews on both the properties of these channels and their cellular function. Of particular interest are the numerous chapters that describe the role of these channels in specific cell types and different diseases. The excitement surrounding this field is encapsulated in this book that is likely to become a primary source for future research on these TRP channels". Professor Sir Michael Berridge, Laboratory of Molecular Signalling, The Babraham Institute, Babraham, Research Campus, Cambridge, CB22 3AT, UK

"The book on Transient receptor Potential channels edited by Md. Shahid Islam can be considered as the most up-to-date source book on this exciting family of ion channels. Topics are thoughtfully selected and written by leading scientist in the field. One of the intriguing features of this new book is the combination of "fundamental" research on TRP channels, the evaluation of these channels in model animals with new approaches of identifying TRP channels as multiple targets for novel therapeutic strategies in a plethora of diseases". Bernd Nilius, MD, PhD, Full Professor of Physiology, Member Academia Europea, EMBO Member, KU Leuven, Department Mol Cell Biol, Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49 bus 802, B-3000 LEUVEN, Belgium

"This is a very timely and exciting book that is published at a time when research in the TRP field is exploding. It contains essential background information and critical analysis of cutting edge research by the leaders in the field. I am convinced that all TRP enthusiasts will find the book highly useful." René Bindels, PhD., Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

"It is sufficient to read the titles of the various chapters in the book entitled "Transient Receptor Potential channels" edited by Shahidul Islam to realize how important are these channels for almost every aspect of biomedicine. The multi-functionality of these evolutionary conserved channel proteins is faithfully reflected in the book in a comprehensive manner. Covering all aspects of up-to-date TRP channel research is like shooting a moving target. This is one of the most dynamic fields of study in biomedicine, full of surprises and characterized by new and unexpected discoveries. Therefore, this book is a valuable asset to both old and new investigators in the field". Prof. Baruch Minke, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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