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Foundation, Novartis

Signalling Networks in Cell Shape and Motility

Foundation, Novartis - Signalling Networks in Cell Shape and Motility, ebook

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This book features contributions from experts in cell biology, genetics, neurobiology, immunology and structural biology.  The unifying element is that they all study processes of cell shape change and motility.  Several key questions in this field of research are discussed:

  • What are the organising principles behind cell shape change?
  • Are there ‘master switches’ present in every cell type?
  • How are extracellular signals interpreted by the cell in order to activate intracellular mechanisms?
  • What is the influence of the extracellular matrix on cell movement and internal signalling pathways?
  • How do pathogens subvert cellular systems in order to stimulate or block their uptake?

The book addresses all of these important questions.  Data are presented on the key proteins that regulate cell shape: the GTP binding proteins of the Rho family. There are also extensive discussions of the potential applications of the data to clinical problems, particularly that of cell motility in cancer.

Keywords: SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biochemistry SCI007000

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2006
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Novartis Foundation Symposia
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780470017654
Printed ISBN
9780470011904

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