Chemosensory Transduction

Chemosensory Transduction
Author: Frank Zufall,Steven D. Munger
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2016-02-18
ISBN 10: 0128017864
ISBN 13: 9780128017869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemosensory Transduction Book Review:

Written by leaders in the field of chemosensation, Chemosensory Transduction provides a comprehensive resource for understanding the molecular mechanisms that allow animals to detect their chemical world. The text focuses on mammals, but also includes several chapters on chemosensory transduction mechanisms in lower vertebrates and insects. This book examines transduction mechanisms in the olfactory, taste, and somatosensory (chemesthetic) systems as well as in a variety of internal sensors that are responsible for homeostatic regulation of the body. Chapters cover such topics as social odors in mammals, vertebrate and invertebrate olfactory receptors, peptide signaling in taste and gut nutrient sensing. Includes a foreword by preeminent olfactory scientist Stuart Firestein, Chair of Columbia University’s Department of Biological Sciences in New York, NY. Chemosensory Transduction describes state-of-the-art approaches and key findings related to the study of the chemical senses. Thus, it serves as the go-to reference for this subject for practicing scientists and students with backgrounds in sensory biology and/or neurobiology. The volume will also be valuable for industry researchers engaged in the design or testing of flavors, fragrances, foods and/or pharmaceuticals. Provides a comprehensive overview for all chemosensory transduction mechanisms Valuable for academics focused on sensory biology, neurobiology, and chemosensory transduction, as well as industry researchers in new flavor, fragrance, and food testing Edited by leading experts in the field of olfactory transduction Focuses on mammals, but lower vertebrates and invertebrate model systems are also included

Chemosensory Systems in Mammals Fishes and Insects

Chemosensory Systems in Mammals  Fishes  and Insects
Author: Wolfgang Meyerhof,Sigrun Korsching
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2009-04-23
ISBN 10: 9783540699194
ISBN 13: 3540699198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemosensory Systems in Mammals Fishes and Insects Book Review:

The sense of smell has an essential role in locating food, detecting predators, navigating, and communicating social information. Accordingly, the olfactory system has evolved complex repertoires of receptors to face these problems. Although the sense of taste has less far-reaching tasks, they are every bit as essential for the animals well-being, allowing it to reject toxic materials and to select nutritionally valuable food. The last decade has seen a massive advance in understanding the molecular logic of chemosensory information processing, beyond that already achieved in the rst few years following Linda Bucks discovery of odorant receptors. Shortly afterwards, the major principles of olfactory representation had been established in mammals as the one neuron/ one receptor rule and the convergence of neurons, which express the same receptor, onto individual modules in the olfactory bulb. In recent years, such studies have been extended to lower vertebrates, including shes and other phyla, i. e. , arthropods, worms, and insects, showing both the general validity of these concepts and some exceptions to the rule. In parallel, hallmarks of the molecular logic of taste sensation have been deciphered and found to differ in interesting ways from those of smell sensation.

Signal Transduction

Signal Transduction
Author: Gerard Meurant
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0323139124
ISBN 13: 9780323139120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signal Transduction Book Review:

An explosion of information has occurred over the past few years in the field of signal transduction. As information form prokaryotes and eukaryotes has accumulated, it has become evident that diverse sensory systems share common mechanistic themes. This volume reviews our the current knowledge of molecular mechanisms for sensory transduction in a variety of microbial systems, as well as elegant work done in nematodes and Drosophila. Signal Transduction is intended for both researchers studying microbial systems and investigators and students of signal transduction in more complex organisms, who can learn from the paradigms and mechanisms conserved between prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Mechanisms of Taste Transduction

Mechanisms of Taste Transduction
Author: Sidney A. Simon,Stephen D. Roper
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1993-07-23
ISBN 10: 9780849353413
ISBN 13: 0849353416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanisms of Taste Transduction Book Review:

Mechanisms of Taste Transduction introduces a number of topics essential to a complete understanding of taste. These topics range from the control of food intake to the biophysical mechanisms of transduction and the design of food flavors in the food industry. The responses and organization of special sensory pathways are described in regard to their development, morphology, composition, electrophysiological and biochemical responses. Details are presented at several levels to appeal to researchers in molecular biology, membrane biophysics, human psychophysics, neuroanatomy, and chemistry. Current research is described in the context of what preceding studies have revealed, and the chapter authors are among today's most active and highly respected researchers in the field of chemical senses.

The Molecular Basis of Smell and Taste Transduction

The Molecular Basis of Smell and Taste Transduction
Author: Derek J. Chadwick,Joan Marsh,Jamie A. Goode
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2008-04-30
ISBN 10: 0470514523
ISBN 13: 9780470514528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Molecular Basis of Smell and Taste Transduction Book Review:

Recent application of the techniques of molecular biology and patch-clamp physiology has led to rapid advances in understanding the molecular events in chemosensory transduction. In this book, the latest results are presented and discussed by leading scientists. The extensive coverage encompasses many important topics, including mucous domains; microchemical heterogeneity in the mucociliary complex of the olfactory epithelium; membrane currents and mechanisms of olfactory transduction, and genetic and pathological taste variation.

Neurobiology of Chemical Communication

Neurobiology of Chemical Communication
Author: Carla Mucignat-Caretta
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2014-02-14
ISBN 10: 1466553413
ISBN 13: 9781466553415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobiology of Chemical Communication Book Review:

Intraspecific communication involves the activation of chemoreceptors and subsequent activation of different central areas that coordinate the responses of the entire organism—ranging from behavioral modification to modulation of hormones release. Animals emit intraspecific chemical signals, often referred to as pheromones, to advertise their presence to members of the same species and to regulate interactions aimed at establishing and regulating social and reproductive bonds. In the last two decades, scientists have developed a greater understanding of the neural processing of these chemical signals. Neurobiology of Chemical Communication explores the role of the chemical senses in mediating intraspecific communication. Providing an up-to-date outline of the most recent advances in the field, it presents data from laboratory and wild species, ranging from invertebrates to vertebrates, from insects to humans. The book examines the structure, anatomy, electrophysiology, and molecular biology of pheromones. It discusses how chemical signals work on different mammalian and non-mammalian species and includes chapters on insects, Drosophila, honey bees, amphibians, mice, tigers, and cattle. It also explores the controversial topic of human pheromones. An essential reference for students and researchers in the field of pheromones, this is also an ideal resource for those working on behavioral phenotyping of animal models and persons interested in the biology/ecology of wild and domestic species.

The Senses A Comprehensive Reference

The Senses  A Comprehensive Reference
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 5208
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN 10: 0128054093
ISBN 13: 9780128054093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Senses A Comprehensive Reference Book Review:

The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, Second Edition, is a comprehensive reference work covering the range of topics that constitute current knowledge of the neural mechanisms underlying the different senses. This important work provides the most up-to-date, cutting-edge, comprehensive reference combining volumes on all major sensory modalities in one set. Offering 264 chapters from a distinguished team of international experts, The Senses lays out current knowledge on the anatomy, physiology, and molecular biology of sensory organs, in a collection of comprehensive chapters spanning 4 volumes. Topics covered include the perception, psychophysics, and higher order processing of sensory information, as well as disorders and new diagnostic and treatment methods. Written for a wide audience, this reference work provides students, scholars, medical doctors, as well as anyone interested in neuroscience, a comprehensive overview of the knowledge accumulated on the function of sense organs, sensory systems, and how the brain processes sensory input. As with the first edition, contributions from leading scholars from around the world will ensure The Senses offers a truly international portrait of sensory physiology. The set is the definitive reference on sensory neuroscience and provides the ultimate entry point into the review and original literature in Sensory Neuroscience enabling students and scientists to delve into the subject and deepen their knowledge. All-inclusive coverage of topics: updated edition offers readers the only current reference available covering neurobiology, physiology, anatomy, and molecular biology of sense organs and the processing of sensory information in the brain Authoritative content: world-leading contributors provide readers with a reputable, dynamic and authoritative account of the topics under discussion Comprehensive-style content: in-depth, complex coverage of topics offers students at upper undergraduate level and above full insight into topics under discussion

Biomedical Index to PHS supported Research

Biomedical Index to PHS supported Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P00079212D
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation

Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation
Author: Richard L. Doty
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1240
Release: 2015-05-22
ISBN 10: 1118969367
ISBN 13: 9781118969366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation Book Review:

The largest collection of basic, clinical, and applied knowledge onthe chemical senses ever compiled in one volume, the third editionof Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation encompassrecent developments in all fields of chemosensory science,particularly the most recent advances in neurobiology,neuroscience, molecular biology, and modern functional imagingtechniques. Divided into five main sections, the text covers thesenses of smell and taste as well as sensory integration,industrial applications, and other chemosensory systems. This isessential reading for clinicians and academic researchersinterested in basic and applied chemosensory perception.

Sensory Perception and Transduction in Aneural Organisms

Sensory Perception and Transduction in Aneural Organisms
Author: Giuliano Colombetti,Francesco Lenci,Pill-Soon Song
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461324971
ISBN 13: 9781461324973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensory Perception and Transduction in Aneural Organisms Book Review:

This book is based on the lectures given at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Sensory Perception and Transduction in Aneural Organisms" held in Volterra (Pisa. Italy) from the third to the fourteenth of September. 1984. The Advanced Study Institute was planned as a high level course dealing with several aspects and problems of sensory perception and transduction of diverse environmental stimuli in aneural organisms. Scientists from different fields and cultural backgrounds were present at the meeting. both as lecturers and as students. The lectures and the discussions that followed represented a well integrated interdisci plinary approach to the questions considered. At the end of the Advanced Study Institute course. it was quite clear that. notwith standing the apparent heterogeneity of the topics dealt with. unifying concepts and ideas already existed, among the most important being the role of membranes and their physicochemical properties. All this should be reflected in the content of this book. We gratefully acknowledge the financial sponsorship of the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO (Brussels), that made both the Advanced Study Institute on "Sensory Perception and Transduction in Aneural Organisms" and this book possible. Finally. we are also indebted to Ms. Pat Parham Morgan who expertly retyped all the chapters of the book and Ms. Leslie Schmidt of Plenum Publishing Co. provided us valuable advice and suggestions on the preparation of this book. G. Colombetti F. Lenci P. S.

Research Awards Index

Research Awards Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015014022886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Perception

Encyclopedia of Perception
Author: E. Bruce Goldstein
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1280
Release: 2009-09-15
ISBN 10: 1506332730
ISBN 13: 9781506332734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Perception Book Review:

The field of perception is devoted to explaining the operation of the senses and the experiences and behaviors resulting from stimulation of the senses. Perceptual processes such as recognizing faces, seeing color, hearing music, and feeling pain represent the actions of complex mechanisms, yet we usually do them easily. The Encyclopedia of Perception presents a comprehensive overview of the field of perception through authoritative essays written by leading researchers and theoreticians in psychology, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and medical disciplines. It presents two parallel and interacting approaches: the psychophysical, or determining the relationship between stimuli in the environment and perception, and the physiological, or locating the biological systems responsible for perception. Are there any processes not associated with perception? Surely there are, but the pervasiveness of perception is truly impressive, and the phenomena of perception and its mechanisms are what this encyclopedia is about. Key Features Contains 16 pages of color illustration and photography to accompany the entries Offers a varied and broad list of topics, including basic research as well as methodologies, theoretical approaches, and real-world applications of perceptual research Emphasizes human perception but includes ample research because of its importance in its own right and because of what this research tells us about human perception Written by recognized experts from many disciplines but for an audience with no previous background in perception—students and members of the general public alike Key Themes Action Attention Audition Chemical Senses Cognition and Perception Computers and Perception Consciousness Disorders of Perception Illusory Perceptions Individual Differences (Human) and Comparative (Across Species; Not Including Ageing, Disorders, and Perceptual Development) Methods Perceptual Development/Experience Philosophical Approaches Physiological Processes Sense Interaction Skin and Body Senses Theoretical Approaches Visual Perception

Biology of the Chemotactic Response

Biology of the Chemotactic Response
Author: Society for General Microbiology. Symposium,Society for General Microbiology
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780521403139
ISBN 13: 0521403138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology of the Chemotactic Response Book Review:

The tendency of a living organism to move to a more favourable environment is a natural but complex reaction, involving the integration of sometimes conflicting environmental stimuli as well as a coordinated mechanical response. The response of motile, single cell organisms to environmental stimuli provides a useful model for understanding first of all how the environment is monitored and sensed, and secondly how this information is processed to result in an integrated and coordinated response. The volume looks at a large number of well-studied examples of the chemotactic response, in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and casts new light on how cells process information and react to their environment. This fundamental response is of great importance in understanding one of the characteristic features of living organisms.

Chemosensory Transduction in Dictyostelium Discoideum

Chemosensory Transduction in Dictyostelium Discoideum
Author: José Maria Mato de la Paz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 57
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:251907608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evolution of the First Nervous Systems

Evolution of the First Nervous Systems
Author: Peter A.V. Anderson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 1489909214
ISBN 13: 9781489909213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution of the First Nervous Systems Book Review:

This book represents the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop of the same name, held at St. Andrews University, Scotland in July of 1989. It was the first meeting of its kind and was convened as a forum to review and discuss the phylogeny of some of the cell biological functions that underlie nervous system function, such matters as intercellular communication in diverse, lower organisms, and the electrical excitability of protozoans and cnidarians, to mention but two. The rationale behind such work has not necessarily been to understand how the first nervous systems evolved; many of the animals in question provide excellent opportunities for examining general questions that are unapproachable in the more complex nervous systems of higher animals. Nevertheless, a curiosity about nervous system evolution has invariably pervaded much of the work. The return on this effort has been mixed, depending to a large extent on the usefulness of the preparation under examination. For example, work on cnidarians, to many the keystone phylum in nervous system evolution simply because they possess the "first" nervous systems, lagged behind that carried out on protozoans, because the latter are large, single cells and, thus, far more amenable to microelectrode-based recording techniques. Furthermore, protozoans can be cultured easily and are more amenable to genetic and molecular analyses.

Cell Physiology

Cell Physiology
Author: Nicholas Sperelakis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 148329367X
ISBN 13: 9781483293677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cell Physiology Book Review:

A multi-authored and comprehensive text, Cell Physiology Source Book enables graduate students in various biological sub-disciplines to gain a thorough understanding of cell physiology. It begins with a reviewof the physical chemistry of solutions, protein structure, and membrane structure, and ends with an Appendix featuring reviews of electricity, electrochemistry, and cable properties of cells. In between, this book is loaded with information on membrane potentials, cell metabolism, signal transduction, transport physiology and pumps, membrane excitability and ion channels, synaptic transmission, sensory transduction, muscle contraction, excitation-contraction coupling, bioluminescence, photosynthesis, andplant cell physiology. This exhaustive work provides graduate students with detailed and authoritative coverage of nearly all aspects of cell physiology. Such broad coverage of this field within a single source makes for a unique text. Chapters written in a clear, concise, and didactic style, and appropriate reviews of basic physics and chemistry are among the many distinguishing features of this monumental treatise. Comprehensive source-book of cell physiology Authoritative and multi-authored by leading experts in the field Unique features include broad coverage and review of relevant physics, chemistry, and metabolism Clear, concise, and didactic Includes reviews of physical chemistry of solutions, protein structure, membrane structure, electrochemistry, and electricity Topic covered include plant cell physiology, photosynthesis, bioluminescence, effects of pressure, cilia, and flagellae Detailed treatise on ion channels and their regulation

Issues in Anatomy Physiology Metabolism Morphology and Human Biology 2013 Edition

Issues in Anatomy  Physiology  Metabolism  Morphology  and Human Biology  2013 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 1185
Release: 2013-06-20
ISBN 10: 1490105867
ISBN 13: 9781490105864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Anatomy Physiology Metabolism Morphology and Human Biology 2013 Edition Book Review:

Issues in Anatomy, Physiology, Metabolism, Morphology, and Human Biology: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Sociobiology. The editors have built Issues in Anatomy, Physiology, Metabolism, Morphology, and Human Biology: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Sociobiology in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Anatomy, Physiology, Metabolism, Morphology, and Human Biology: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Perfumes

Perfumes
Author: P.M. Muller,D. Lamparsky
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401138265
ISBN 13: 9789401138260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perfumes Book Review:

The idea of publishing this book on Perfumes: Art, Science and Technology grew out of the observation that, on the verge of the 1990s, there was really no state-of-the-art compilation of the relevant know-how on which the fragrance industry is based. It was obvious that such a compilation would be well received, not only by perfumers and fragrance chemists, but also by those involved in related trade and marketing or in the development and distribution of consumer products, by researchers from other fields, by students and, finally, by amateurs of perfumes in general. Therefore, we set out to find competent authors who were willing to contribute to the endeavour, and we did not do this unselfishly; on the contrary, we selected a wish-list of specialists who would provide us with new insight and characterize the trends and research priorities determining the future. Thus, we were counting on learning much ourselves in the course of the project. We were more than pleasantly surprised by the reactions to our first letter-and so was Elsevier. We certainly had not expected perfumers who are usually much more 'doers' than 'writers' to react in such an enthusiastic way; especially, the spontaneous affirmative answer from the famous E. Roudnitska created a momentum which contributed significantly to the successful comple tion of this book. But, of course, we should not create the impression that the other authors' chapters are less important, and we thank all of them heartily for their invaluable effort.

Methods in Chemosensory Research

Methods in Chemosensory Research
Author: Sidney A. Simon,Miguel A. L. Nicolelis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2001-09-26
ISBN 10: 1420038729
ISBN 13: 9781420038729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods in Chemosensory Research Book Review:

Written by world experts in the field of neuronal chemoreception, Methods in Chemosensory Research describes new molecular, electrophysiological, genetic, behavioral, psychophysical, and imaging techniques that have recently been adapted to investigate the basic neuronal mechanisms underlying chemoreception: taste, olfaction and chemical-induced irritation. This unique book includes a wide variety of new and innovative imaging methods, electrophysiological methods, methods to investigate development, and various aspects of behavioral testing. Covering the entire spectrum of chemoreception, each section not only describes what information can be obtained by using each method, but also shows how to apply each method to obtain reliable results. The book presents a comprehensive view of how the brain uses information about chemical stimuli that interact with receptors in the nose and tongue. Methods in Chemosensory Research gives you the new tools to learn how chemicals affect activity from the genetic to the behavioral levels.

The Neurobiology of Olfaction

The Neurobiology of Olfaction
Author: Anna Menini
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 9781420071993
ISBN 13: 1420071998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurobiology of Olfaction Book Review:

Comprehensive Overview of Advances in Olfaction The common belief is that human smell perception is much reduced compared with other mammals, so that whatever abilities are uncovered and investigated in animal research would have little significance for humans. However, new evidence from a variety of sources indicates this traditional view is likely overly simplistic. The Neurobiology of Olfaction provides a thorough analysis of the state-of-the-science in olfactory knowledge and research, reflecting the growing interest in the field. Authors from some of the most respected laboratories in the world explore various aspects of olfaction, including genetics, behavior, olfactory systems, odorant receptors, odor coding, and cortical activity. Until recently, almost all animal research in olfaction was carried out on orthonasal olfaction (inhalation). It is only in recent years, especially in human flavor research, that evidence has begun to be obtained regarding the importance of retronasal olfaction (exhalation). These studies are beginning to demonstrate that retronasal smell plays a large role to play in human behavior. Highlighting common principles among various species – including humans, insects, Xenopus laevis (African frog), and Caenorhabditis elegans (nematodes) – this highly interdisciplinary book contains chapters about the most recent discoveries in odor coding from the olfactory epithelium to cortical centers. It also covers neurogenesis in the olfactory epithelium and olfactory bulb. Each subject-specific chapter is written by a top researcher in the field and provides an extensive list of reviews and original articles for students and scientists interested in further readings.