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Channelopathies - Karin Jurkat-Rott

Channelopathies

By: Karin Jurkat-Rott (Editor), Frank Lehmann-Horn (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2000
ISBN: 9780444504890
Number Of Pages: 384

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This book describes human hereditary ion channel diseases of voltage- and ligand-gated ion channels covering the diverse fields of medicine myology, neurology, cardiology, and nephrology requiring a wide and interdisciplinary readership. Interesting parallels in pathogenetic mechanisms of disease are especially emphasized to interest even highly specialized readers in entities outside of their fields. Each author has written an objective overview of his or her particular subject in a way that should allow the reader within a short period of time to obtain a comprehensive picture of the present state of art.

Preface
Introduction
Muscle diseases
Sodium and calcium channelopathies of sarcolemma: periodic paralyses, paramyotonia congenita and potassium-aggravated myotonia
Muscle chloride channelopathies: myotonia congenita
Molecular aspects of malignant hyperthermia and central core disease
Mutations affecting muscle nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and their role in congenital myasthenic syndromes
Ion channel defects in primary electrical diseases of the heart
Neuronal diseases
Migraine and ataxias
Genetic analysis of idiopathic epilepsies: the role of ion channel muta- tions
The inhibitory glycine receptor as a model of hereditary channelopathies
Internal diseases
Cystic fibrosis
Dent's disease: an hereditary nephrolithiasis caused by dysfunction of a voltage-gated chloride channel
Liddle's syndrome and pseudohypoaldosteronism type I
The role of ATP-sensitive K+ channels in familial hyperinsulinism
Hereditary hypokalemic salt-losing tubulopathies
Appendix
Index
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ISBN: 9780444504890
ISBN-10: 0444504893
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 30th November 2000
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.73