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Author Liang, Xin, author
Title Mechanosensory transduction in Drosophila melanogaster / by Xin Liang, Landi Sun, Zhen Liu
Imprint Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (ix, 82 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series SpringerBriefs in biochemistry and molecular biology, 2211-9353
SpringerBriefs in biochemistry and molecular biology
Note Overview of Mechanosensory Transduction -- "Gating-Spring" Model for Mechanotransduction -- Mechanoreceptors in Drosophila melanogaster -- Mechanotransduction in Drosophila mechanoreceptors -- Drosophila Mechanotransduction Channels
This book offers an essential introduction for all graduate students and researchers who are working on or interested in mechanotransduction using fruit flies as their model organisms. Designed for accessibility, it follows a simple five-chapter structure, beginning with a general introduction to mechanotransduction in physiology (Chapter 1) and some basic considerations on the principles behind mechanotransduction processes (Chapter 2) In turn, Chapters 3, 4 and 5 focus on mechanoreceptors in Drosophila melanogaster. Chapter 3 explains how the fly's mechanosensitive cells (i.e. mechanoreceptors) contribute to its daily life, while Chapter 4 explores the ultrastructural and mechanical basis for the working mechanisms of various fly mechanoreceptors. Lastly, Chapter 5 elaborates on the structure, function and physiology of mechanosensitive molecules in fly mechanoreceptors. Accordingly, the book provides an overall framework, helping readers understand mechanosensory transduction, from the physiological level to the molecular level
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Drosophila melanogaster
Mechanoreceptors
Biomedicine
Neurochemistry
Biochemistry, general
Animal Models
Alt Author Sun, Landi, author
Liu, Zhen, author
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