By Ronald P. Rubin
Since the ebook of my earlier monograph in 1974, very important development has been made within the extensive region of calcium examine, partic ularly because it relates to secretory phenomena. the numerous boost in technique, whereas widening the scope of our wisdom, has prompted study during this specific region to turn into a growing number of really expert. It has, as a result, develop into more and more tough for researchers to think about and evaluation paintings outdoor their very own components of specialization and to com prehend the sphere from a huge standpoint. whereas many worthwhile re perspectives at the value of calcium in mobile functionality are being seasoned duced, they've got no longer tried to tug jointly the entire latest wisdom right into a extra basic narrative. This quantity brings jointly experimental info and theories from assorted resources, and makes an attempt to synthesize right into a extensive conceptual framework the big volume of specialised details that shortly exists within the basic region of cal cium metabolism and the secretory procedure. it's most unlikely in a publication of this size to debate particular references intimately and nonetheless keep clarity, so generalizations has to be made.