Gas Sensing in Cells (Hardcover)
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Gas sensor proteins that detect specific gaseous molecules are involved in many biological regulatory and detoxification systems. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of gas sensing in living cells and describes a wide spectrum of proteins that produce, sense or use gas molecules in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. This book will be particularly interesting to postgraduates and researchers in biochemistry, molecular biology and metallobiology.
About the Author
Professor Shigatoshi Aono received a Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987. After working as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Georgia, he was an Assistant Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and then an Associate Professor at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology from 1994. He is now a Professor at the Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience & Institute for Molecular Science, since 2002. His research focuses on the heme-based gas sensor proteins such as CO sensor (CooA) and O2 sensors (HemAT, Aer2, and HemDGC). He has pioneered the establishment of CO as a signaling molecule for bacterial transcriptional regulation.Dr. Rui Wang has been Vice-President of Research of Laurentian University since January of 2015. From 2004 to 2014, Dr. Wang served as the Vice President of Research firstly, and then as Vice President of Research, Economic Development and Innovation at Lakehead University. Dr. Wang came to Lakehead from the University of Saskatchewan, where he was a Professor of Physiology and leader of both the Cardiovascular Research Group and the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Network. Dr. Wang is an international leader in the study of the metabolism and physiological functions of a group of small molecules of gas, known as gasotransmitters, a category which includes nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), and ammonia. Dr. Wang's achievements have been recognized with numerous national and international honors and awards.