Chapter 6. Mechanosensitivity of Cell Membranes

  1. C. U. M. Smith

Published Online: 24 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694374.ch6

Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition

Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition

How to Cite

Smith, C. U. M. (2008) Mechanosensitivity of Cell Membranes, in Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694374.ch6

Author Information

  1. Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518625

Online ISBN: 9780470694374

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Keywords:

  • mechanoreceptors;
  • mammalian osmoreceptors;
  • mechanoreceptive channel;
  • magnocellular neurons (MCN);
  • stretch inactivated channels

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mechanosensitive Channels in E. coli

  • Detection of Osmotic Swelling by Hypothalamic Cells in Mammals

  • Concluding Remarks