Chapters in books

Chapters in books

DiFrancesco,D. & Ojeda,C. (1980) Properties of the current if which underlies adrenaline action in the SA node. Comparison with iK2 in the Purkinje fibre. In "Developments of Biophysical research" Eds A. Borsellino et al., Plenum Press, N.Y., pp. 67-81

DiFrancesco,D. (1982) The current iK2 in Purkinje fibres re- interpreted and identified with the current if in the SA node. In "Cardiac rate and rhythm: physiological, morphological and developmental aspects". Eds. L.N. Boumann and H.J. Jongsma, M.Nijhoff, TheHague, pp. 69-91

DiFrancesco,D. & Noble,D. (1982) Implications of the reinterpretation of iK2 for the modelling of the electrical activity of the pacemaker tissues in the heart. In "Cardiac rate and rhythm: physiological, morphological and developmental aspects". Eds. L.N. Boumann and H.J. Jongsma, M.Nijhoff, TheHague, 93-128

DiFrancesco,D. (1985) The ionic currents underlying pacemaker activity. In "Pathobiology of cardiovascular injury". Eds. H.L. Stone and W.B. Weglicki, Nijhoff, Boston, pp. 63-83

Noble,D., Noble,S.J., DiFrancesco,D. & Hilgemann,D. (1988) Models of excitation in Purkyne fibres and other tissues in the heart. In "Jan Evangelista Purkyne in Science and Culture", Vol. 2. Ed J. Purs, Czechoslovak Academy of Science, pp. 801-825

DiFrancesco,D. & Noble, D. (1989) Current if and its contribution to cardiac pacemaking. In "Neuronal and cellular oscillators" Ed. J.W. Jacklet, Dekker, New York, pp. 31-57

Noble,D., DiFrancesco,D. & Denyer,J. (1989) Ionic mechanisms in normal and abnormal cardiac pacemaker activity. In "Neuronal and cellular oscillators" Ed. J.W. Jacklet, M. Dekker, New York, pp. 59-85

DiFrancesco,D. & Tromba,C. (1989) Channel activity related to pacemaking. In "Isolated adult cardiomyocytes" Vol. II, Ed. G. Isenberg and H.M. Piper, CRC, Boca Raton, pp. 97-115

DiFrancesco,D. (1990a) Current if and the modulation of heart rate. In "Cardiac Electrophysiology: from cell to bedside" Ed. D.P. Zipes & J. Jalife, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, pp. 28-35

DiFrancesco,D. (1990b) The hyperpolarization-activated current, if, and cardiac pacemaking. In "Cardiac Electrophysiology: a textbook" Ed. M.R. Rosen, M.J. Janse and A.L. Wit, Futura, New York, pp. 117-132

DiFrancesco,D. (1992) Cyclic AMP regulation of the pacemaker (if) current in heart. In "Intracellular regulation of ion channels", Eds M. Morad & Z. Agus, NATO ASI Series, Vol. H60, pp. 241-246, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

DiFrancesco,D. (1992) Modulazione da parte del cAMP del canale attivato da iperpolarizzazioni (if). In "Approcci molecolari allo studio di canali ionici" Eds A. Volterra e G. Racagni, Pythagora Press, Milano, pp. 189-197

DiFrancesco,D. (1994a) Regulation of the pacemaker current by acetylcholine. In "Vagal control of the heart: experimental basis and clinical implications". Eds. M.N. Levy and P.J. Schwartz, Futura, Armonk, pp. 207-220

DiFrancesco,D. (1994b) Hyperpolarization-activated (if) current in heart. In "Handbook of membrane channels: molecular and cellular physiology" Ed. C. Peracchia, Academic Press, New York, pp. 335-343

DiFrancesco,D. (1994c) Nervous control of cardiac function: modulation of pacemaker activity. In "Bioelectrochemistry IV: nerve-muscle function- Bioelectrochemistry, mechanisms, bioenergetics and control", Ed. B.A. Melandri, G. Milazzo & M. Blank, NATO ASI Series A, Vol. 267, pp. 219-223, Plenum, New York

DiFrancesco,D., Mangoni,M. & Maccaferri,G. (1994) The pacemaker current in cardiac cells. In "Cardiac Electrophysiology: from cell to bedside" Vol. 2. Ed. D.P. Zipes & J. Jalife, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, pp. 96-103

Zaza, A., Mangoni, M. & DiFrancesco,D. (1995) Pacemaker currents and their neural modulation. In "Pacemaker activity and intracellular communication" Ed. J.D. Huizinga, CRC, Boca Raton, pp. 117-131

Accili, E.A. & DiFrancesco, D. (1995) The “funny” current and some of its properties. In “Potassium channels in   normal and pathological conditions”. Eds. J. Vereecke, PP van Bogaert & F Verdonck, Leuven University Press pp 416-419

DiFrancesco, D. (1996) The hyperpolarization-activated (If) current: autonomic regulation and the control of pacing. In “Molecular physiology and pharmacology of cardiac ion channels and transporters”. Eds. M. Morad, S. Ebashi, W. Trautwein and Y. Kurachi, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 31- 37

Gasparini,S., Maccaferri,G., D' Ambrosio,R. & DiFrancesco, D. (1996) The hyperpolarization-activated current (Iq/Ih) in rat hippocampal neurons. In: Neurobiology: ionic channels, neurons, and the brain. Ed. V. Torre & F. Conti, NATO ASI Series A Vol. 289, pp. 63-74, Plenum, New York

DiFrancesco, D. (1998) Come le cellule rispondono ai mediatori chimici: II. I segnali elettrici. In “Frontiere della Biologia”, Enciclopedia Treccani

DiFrancesco,D, Moroni,A., Baruscotti,M. & .Accili,E.A. (2000) Cardiac pacemaker currents. In “Heart Physiology and Pathophysiology” IV Edition, Ed. N. Sperelakis, Y. Kurachi, A. Terzic & M. V. Cohen, pp. 357-372, Academic Press, New York

Robinson,R.B. & DiFrancesco,D. (2001) Sinoatrial node and impulse initiation. In “Foundations of Cardiac Arrhythmias: basic concepts and clinical approaches”, Eds. Spooner, P.M. and Rosen, M.R., Marcel Dekker, New York

DiFrancesco,D. (2001) How cells respond to chemical mediators: Electrical signals. In "Frontiers of Life 4- Vol II Cells and Organisms", Academic Press, Baltimore

DiFrancesco,D. (2003) If current: state of the art. In "Selective and specific If inhibition in cardiovascular disease", Eds. Bramah N. Singh & Paul M. Vanhoutte, Lippincot Williams & Wilkins, London, pp. 1-10.

.DiFrancesco,D. (2003) Pacemaker channels and normal automaticity. In “Cardiac Electrophysiology: from cell to bedside” IV ed., Eds. D. P. Zipes & J. Jalife, Saunders, Philadelphia, Chapter 12, pp. 103-111.

DiFrancesco,D. (2004) If current inhibitors: properties of drug-channel interaction. In "Selective and specific If inhibition in cardiology", Ed. K. Fox, Science Press, London, pp. 1-14.

Baruscotti,M., Gnecchi-Ruscone T. & DiFrancesco, D. (2006) Familiar Sinus Bradycardia- Bradicardia sinusale familiare. In Enciclopedia Medica Italiana, Aggiornamento III, pp. 450-454

Barbuti, A., Bucchi, A., Baruscotti, M. & DiFrancesco, D. (2010) The “funny” pacemaker current. In “Novel Therapeutic Targets for Antiarrrhythmic Drugs”, Ed. G. E. Billman, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 59-99

Barbuti A., Bucchi A., Milanesi R., Bottelli G., Crespi A. & DiFrancesco D. (2011). The "funny" pacemaker current in "Heart Rate and Rhythm-Molecular Basis, Pharmacological Modulation and Clinical Implications". Eds. Onkar Tripathi, Ursula Ravens, Mike Sanguinetti; Springer-Verlag, pp. 59-81

Bucchi A., Piantoni C., Barbuti A., DiFrancesco, D. & Baruscotti, M. (2018) HCN channels and cardiac pacemaking. In “Channelopathies in Heart Disease”, Eds. D. Thomas & C.A. Remme, Cardiac and Vascular Biology, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature, pp. 97-126