Living Without Oxygen: Closed and Open Systems in Hypoxia Tolerance

Hochachka, Peter W.

Verlag: Harvard University Press, 1980
ISBN 10: 0674536703 / ISBN 13: 9780674536708
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Innumerable clinical problems have as their basis some derangement in oxygen-dependent metabolism. To explore mechanisms of adjusting to oxygen limitation, Living without Oxygen presents a bestiary of exotic anaerobes that illuminate elements of metabolic biochemistry only dimly seen in studies using standard experimental animals. With their exaggerated anaerobic capabilities, Hochachka's diving mammals, airbreathing fishes, and hypoxia-adapted lower vertebrates allow a detailed assessment of what can and what cannot be adjusted in the process of extending hypoxia tolerance. The book places the enzymatic and biochemical machinery firmly in the biological context and assumes only a modest familiarity with bioenergetics and metabolic biochemistry. The author's clear prose should make this technical presentation pleasantly unintimidating for any physiologist, biochemist, or clinical investigator. The insights of his unique approach make Living without Oxygen essential reading.

Über den Autor: Peter W. Hochachka is Professor of Zoology, University of British Columbia

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Titel: Living Without Oxygen: Closed and Open ...
Verlag: Harvard University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: 1980
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Verlag: Cambridge Harvard University Press (1980)
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Buchbeschreibung Cambridge Harvard University Press, 1980. Large-8vo. 9 pp., 2 leaves, 181 pp. with numerous text-figures. Orig.-cloth with gilt spine title in orig. dust jacket. Peter Hochachka (1937 - 2002) taught at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Zoology. Much of his work revolved around how humans adapt to low oxygen environments. Artikel-Nr. 1303268

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