A special issue on calcium signaling in July

Published: 2006-05-22

Forthcoming Special Issue on Calcium Signaling!

A special issue on “Calcium Signaling” will be published in July issue of Acta Pharmacologica Sinica. From the following selected articles you will see that the approach we take is to give a broad picture on recent developments in the field of calcium signalling in various cells, tissues, and systems.

Guest Editors

Prof. Heping Cheng, Institute of Molecular Medicine, PekingUniversity, Beijing, China
Prof. Alex Verkhratsky,University of Manchester, School of Biological Sciences, Manchester, UK

Selected Articles

Invited Reviews

1. Jianjie Ma (UMDNJ, USA): Calcium sparks as an index of skeletal muscle health, dystrophy and aging.
2. Andy Miller (HKUST, Hong Kong, China): Calcium signaling in development.
3. Zongjie Cui (Beijing Normal University, China): Cytosolic calcium oscillations in the submandibular gland cells.
4. Anatoly Shmygol (University of Warwick, UK): Multiple mechanisms involved in oxytocin induced modulation of myometrial contractility
5. Wei-Chiao Chang (University of Oxford, UK): Store-operated Ca2+ channels and pro-inflammatory signals
6. Owen T. Jones (University of Manchester, UK): Molecular basis of inherited calcium Channelopathies: Role of Mutations in the Pore-Forming Subunits

Original Articles

  • Tao Xu (Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China): Characteristics of Ca2+-exocytosis coupling in isolated mouse pancreatic cells.
  • Huangtian Yang (SIBS, CAS, China): Developmental regulation of intracellular calcium transients during cardiomyocyte differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells.
  • Dali Luo (Capital Medical University, China): Role of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors in α1-adrenergic receptor-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy.
  • TM Wong and Chunmei Cao (Hong Kong University, China): Attenuation of mitochondrial, but not cytosolic, Ca2+ overload reduces myocardial injury induced by ischemia and reperfusion.
  • Peihong Zhu (SIBS, CAS, China): Effect of osmotic stress on spontaneous calcium sparks of rat ventricular myocytes.
  • Jiuping Ding (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China): A residue in the S5-S6 loop is critical for Charybdotoxin binding to Ca2+-activated K+ (MaxiK) channels.
  • Feng Gao (FMMU, China): Insulin improves cardiomyocyte contractile function via enhancement of SERCA2a activity in simulated ischemia-reperfusion.
  • Alexander V. Zholos (Queen’s University, UK), Regulation of TRP-like muscarinic cation current in the gastrointestinal smooth muscle with special reference to the PLC/InsP3/Ca2+ system<
  • Chueh Sheau-Huei: National Defense Medical CenterTaiwan-China. S-Nitrosoglutathione and glutathione act as NMDA receptor agonists in cultured hippocampal neurons