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Airway Chemoreceptors in Vertebrates: Structure, Evolution and Function

Edited By: Giacomo Zaccone, Ernest Cutz, Dirk Adriaensen, Colin A Nurse and A Mauceri

436 pages, Col & b/w figs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Jul 2009 | #179726 | ISBN-13: 9781578086146
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The book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the information available on the morphological, physiological and evolutionary aspects of specialized cells distributed within the epithelia of the airways in the vertebrates. A lot of work has been done on the cell and molecular biology of these cells which are regarded as oxygen receptor neuroepithelial cells. These chemoreceptors which were conserved throughout evolution have neuroendocrine functions carrying their signals to the central nervous system.

The chemoreceptor cells are sensors which detect the signal changes in the external and internal environments, and play a key role in the survival of various species. Studies addressing the chemoreceptor cell systems in the airways are of great importance for investigating their response to changes in the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in the environment since the future of the planet earth is being threatened by global warming and climate change.


Neurosecretory Epithelial Cells (NEC's) in the Airways and Carotid Labyrinth of Aquatic Vertebrates: Morphology, Distribution, Innervation and Function; Oxygen-sensitive Neuroepithelial Cells in the Gills of Aquatic Vertebrates: Michael G. Jonz and Colin A. Nurse; Carotid Labyrinth and Associated Pseudobranchial Neurosecretory Cells in Indian Catfishes: A. Gopesh; Serotonergic Neuroepithelial Cells in Fish Gills: Cytology and Innervation: Yannick J.R. Bailly; Neurosecretory Cells (NEC's) in the Lung of Amphibians and Accessory Respiratory Organs of the Air-breathing Fishes and in Amphibian Carotid Labyrinth: Structural Morphology and Function; Neuroendocrine Cells in the Lungs of Amphibians and Air-breathing Fishes: Lucyna Goniakowska-Witalinska et al.; The Amphibian Carotid Labyrinth Tatsumi Kusakabe; Neuroendocrine System of the Amphibian Extrapulmonary Airways: Luis Miguel Pastor Garcia and Esther Beltran-Frutos; Chemoreceptive Control of Ventilation in Amphibians and Air-Breathing Fishes: Warren Burggren and Tien-Chien Pan; Neuroepithelial Bodies (NEB's) in the Lung of Reptiles: Structural Morphology, Immunohistochemistry and Function; Neuroendocrine System of the Reptilian Respiratory Tract: Luis Miguel Pastor Garcia et al.; Airway Receptors in Birds: M. Fabiana Kubke et al.; Mechanisms of CO2 Sensing in Avian Intrapulmonary Chemoreceptors: Steven C. Hempleman and Jason Q. Pilarski; Pulmonary Neuroepithelial Cells in Mammals: Structure, Molecular Markers, Ontogeny and Functions; Diverse and Complex Airway Receptors in Rodent Lungs: Inge Brouns et al.; Oxygen Sensing in Mammalian Pulmonary Neuroepithelial Bodies: E. Cutz et al.; Precursors and Stem Cells of the Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cell System in the Developing Mammalian Lung: H. Yeger et al.; Pulmonary Neuroepithelial Bodies as Hypothetical Immunomodulators: Some New Findings and a Review of the Literature: Alfons T.L. Van Loomel et al.; Neuroepithelial Bodies and Carotid Bodies: A Comparative Discussion of Pulmonary and Arterial Chemoreceptors: Alfons T.L. Van Lommel; Solitary Chemosensory Cells in the Airways of Mammals: Distribution, Immunocytochemistry, Fine Structure and Function; Solitary Chemosensory Cells in the Airways of Mammals: A. Sbarbati et al.; Solitary Chemosensory Cells: Phylogeny and Ontogeny: Anne Hansen and Thomas E. Finger; Functional Importance of Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cells: Staffan Skogvall; CO2/H+ Chemoreceptors in the Respiratory Passages of Vertebrates: K.M. Gilmour and W.K. Milsom.

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