Navigation Links
Yves Pichon’s New Book Presents Latest Neurophysiological Discoveries
Date:5/23/2013

UNITED KINGDOM (PRWEB) May 24, 2013

The sodium theory has been elegantly proposed by A.L. Hodkin, A.F. Huxley and B. Katz in the early 1950s, after their experiments on Plymouth squids, to account for the role of sodium and potassium ions in nerve functions. Since then, the electrophysiological techniques and the data acquisition techniques have known amazing developments. In The Sodium Theory Revisited, author Yves Pichon wants to give an account of the latest developments in the field since then in different laboratories experimenting with a variety invertebrate species.

One of the most important technical developments has been the use of single cockroach axons, which have been found to behave very much like squid axons. Another almost simultaneous development, which proved extremely useful for the understanding of the nerve function, was “in situ” microelectrode recording, enabling an indirect analysis of the extra-axonal environments. Experiments on several species indicate that the CNS is protected from the ionic environment by the blood-brain barrier. On the other hand, quite unexpectedly, little ion accumulation is detected in the vicinity of the axonal membrane in various physiological conditions. Another innovating technique was the 'patch-clamp' technique which enables the recording of the activity of individual ionic channels in cultured neurons. The last chapter of this report is devoted to different mechanisms leading to repetitive activity through modification of the sodium and potassium axonal conductance.

Extremely comprehensive and insightful, The Sodium Theory Revisited is an illuminating glimpse into the latest advents of the field of neurophysiologic research. Pichon’s work will surely prove to be an engaging read for experts in that area of study, as well as those with keen interests in the matter.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Yves Pichon was born in Brittany before WW2 and obtained his Degrees (biology) from the University of Rennes. During his first year at University, he has been fascinated by the experiments of Hodgkin and Huxley on squid axons (1956 , Croonian Lecture, ) and their formulation of the ionic theory of nerve function. Since then, first as technician, then as full time resarcher at the CNRS (Paris), Pichon has spent 45 years in several Laboratories, (Rennes, Gif sur Yvette, Cambridge, Plymouth, WoodsHole) to elucidate the various functions of ions (mostly Na+ and K+) in the nervous system of invertebrates. He has published numerous paper, edited several books and organized several international meetings, the last one in Rennes (2004), was entitled “Ion channels: from biophysics to disorder” and is published in the European biophysical Journal. In the present short report the author illustrates the main findings of his research in which he has combined many innovating electrophysiological techniques and sophisticated computer programs.

The sodium theory revisited * by Yves Pichon
Or 45 years of a full time CNRS neurophysiologist
Publication Date: March 25, 2013
Trade Paperback; £9.99; 99 pages; 978-1-4797-9370-9
Trade Hardback; £19.99; 99 pages; 978-1-4797-9371-6
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4797-9372-3

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at +0800-644-6988. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at 44-203-006-8880 or call +0800-644-6988.

For more information, contact Xlibris at +0800-644-6988 or on the web at http://www.XlibrisPublishing.co.uk.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/YvesPichon/Thesodiumtheoryrevisited/prweb10763284.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw Presents a Series on Redefining Retirement
2. Phoseon Technology Presents the Leading UV LED Curing Solutions at IMI European Ink Jet Conference
3. Editions TV Presents a Home School Essentials Segment
4. Communities of Distinction TV Presents "A Place to Call Home" Segment
5. Viewpoints TV Presents a Greening of America Segment
6. AGA presents cutting-edge research and new learning opportunities at DDW® 2013
7. Northbound Treatment Services Presents Special June 2013 Networking and CEU Event
8. Net Worth Business TV Presents May Air Dates for Spokane, Washington
9. Illuminations Well-Being Center Presents Naturopathy with Dr. Kamlesh Kumar
10. Health Briefs TV Presents a Diabetes Management Segment
11. Editions TV Presents May Air Dates for Nashville, Tennessee
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... International Protein, ... nutritional and bodybuilding supplements, announced it attended the January ECRM trade show in Hilton ... and nutritional scientist who was determined to create a line of products that would ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... , ... “Mary Magdalene: Grace is Greater than Sin”: a unique and ... Christ firsthand. “Mary Magdalene: Grace is Greater than Sin” is the creation of published ... with countless women who had little knowledge of the female characters portrayed in the ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... Farmville, NC (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 ... ... the vPEP ® Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device, was featured in ... article by Doug Pursley, MEd, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, “Analysis of Three Oscillating Positive ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... “The Land of More and More”: a brilliant ... hunger, and shares the simple and achievable answer. “The Land of More and More” ... Fairview Missionary Church in Angola, Indiana where he works with the children’s ministry department. ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... Next week after January 20th, the fear for many ... that circumvent health needs of over 30 million. Many interviews with Dr. Carol Francis ... government public servants were suppose to prioritize. Interviews provided below. , Among ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... YORK , Jan. 19, 2017 This ... the current and future scenario of the global market. ... rising opioid consumption. Severe chronic constipation is a major ... to traditional laxatives. Hence, novel targeted therapy has been ... OIC sufferers, launch of targeted medicines, and growing awareness ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 19, 2017  Stealth BioTherapeutics Inc. ( Stealth ), ... dysfunction, today announced new additions to its senior leadership ... Medical Officer, and Daniel Geffken as interim ... Jim Carr , Pharm.D. has been promoted to Chief ... to welcome Doug and Daniel to our management team, ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... January 19, 2017 According to a study ... is set to witness a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast ... will continue to be the leading market for cryotherapy globally ... ... emphasizing on ensuring affordable and adequate supply of gas in order ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: