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High pressure biology is an old, fascinating and stimulating field of research. One of the major reasons for the interest in studying high pressure is that this environmental factor also plays an important role in thermodynamics and consequently in biology. Pressure, from a biological perspective, has a bearing on all living creatures.
The book presents a panoramic view of this subject from molecules to the overall organism, via the cells and unicellular species, invertebrates and vertebrates, ectotherms and endotherms. This book provides not only the more recent results in each of its chapters but also suggests new directions for research.
PRESSURE AND CELL COMPONENTS; Protein Kinetics under High Pressure: S. Marchal, J. Torrent and R. Lange; Protein Folding and Aggregation under Pressure: L. Smeller; Pressure and Heat Shock Proteins: F.G. Tolgyesi and C. Bode; Pressure Perturbation of Artificial and Natural Membranes: R. Winter; High Pressure and Food Conservation: E. Dumay, D. Chevalier-Lucia and T. Lupez-Pedemonte; PRESSURE AND CELL AND TISSUE FUNCTIONS; Pressure Effects on Cells: S. Daniels and Y. Grossman; Pressure Sensing: Depth Sensors and Depth Usage: P.J. Fraser; Pressure Effects on Mammalian Central Nervous System: Y. Grossman, B. Aviner and A. Mor; Pressure and Osmoregulation: A.J.R. Pequeux and P. Sebert; Muscle Function and High Hydrostatic Pressure: O. Friedrich; Pressure and Reactive Oxygen Species: C. Moisan, A. Ameranda, Y. Jammes, C. Lavoute and J.J. Risso; PRESSURE AND LIVING ORGANISMS; Piezophilic Prokaryotes: D. Prieur, D. Bartlett, C. Kato, Ph. Oger and M. Jebbar; Effects of the Deep Sea Environment on Invertebrates: J.F. Siebenaller; Fish and Pressure: A. Damasceno-Oliveira and P. Sebert; Pressure Tolerance in Diving Mammals and Birds: M. Castellini; PRESSURE AND MAN; Introduction to the Effects of Pressure on Human Organisms and Other Mammals: J.C. Rostain; Ventilatory and Circulatory Responses to Diving: Y. Jammes; Inert Gas Narcosis: J.C. Rostain and C. Lavoute; The High Pressure Nervous Syndrome: J.C. Rostain, J.J. Risso and J.H. Abraini; Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: S.R. Thom; High Hydrostatic Pressure and Cancer: G. Blumelhuber; Working Under Pressure: J.C. Le Pechon.