Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology [Adv. Exp. Med. Biol.], Plenum Publishing Corp., 1996, vol. 410, 480 pp
This multidisciplinary volume presents a comprehensive look at the status of research on arterial chemoreceptors, critical elements to reflex adjustments in ventilation. In 71 chapters researchers from around the world discuss the molecular biology, biophysics, ultrastructure, development, biochemistry, physiology, and pharmacology of these organs. Subjects include, among others: identification of the oxygen sensor in the carotid body by photochemical action spectra; in-vitro studies of mechanisms of carotid chemoreceptor resetting after birth; carotid chemosensory response to caffeine in developing cats; regulation of tyrosine hydroxylase mRNA stability in oxygen in PC12 cells; and effects of continuous intracarotid infusion of dopamine during long-term hypoxia in awake goats.