Pathophysiology of Ion Channels

Pathologies of Calcium Channels

Norbert Weiss & Alexandra Koschak, Eds

Calcium ions represent Mother Nature’s ‘ion-of-choice’ for regulating fundamental physiological functions, as they initiate a new life at the time of fertilization and guide subsequent developmental and physiological functions of the human body. Calcium channels, which act as gated pathways for the movement of calcium ions across the membranes, play a central part in the initiation of calcium signals, and defects in calcium channel function have been found to result in a plethora of human diseases, referred to as the calcium channelopathies.
The editors, Norbert Weiss and Alexandra Koschak, have been extraordinary successful in bringing together so many of the major researchers in this rapidly expanding field. To have all this information in a single volume is a fantastic resource for both those workers actively involved in this exciting field and for those wishing to find out more about particular diseases.

Sir Michael Berridge
Pathologies of Calcium Channels brings together leading international experts to discuss our current understanding of human diseases associated with the various calcium channels, from their molecular basis to potential future therapeutic targeting of calcium channels.