Wnt Signaling in Embryonic Development

Edited by

  • Sergei Sokol, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, U.S.A.

A superb compilation of reviews from leading experts in the field of Wnt signaling (signaling molecules that regulate cell-to-cell interactions during embryogenesis), volume 17 in the Advances in Developmental Biology series offers 7 chapters, each devoted to a separate area of research on Wnt signaling. Written by specialists in the field, these chapters cover different levels of signaling, including: ligands, receptors, cytoplasmic and nuclear components of the pathway. This book discusses a number of model systems including mice, Drosophila, Xenopus, zebrafish, C. elegans, and mammalian cells. Together, these chapters review the available knowledge and will fill gaps in our understanding of this interesting network of cell signaling processes.
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Researchers and graduate students in the field of cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, and genetics


Book information

  • Published: January 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52874-2

Table of Contents

1. Wnt/-catenin-mediated transcriptional regulationDavid S. Parker, Timothy Blauwkamp and Ken M. Cadigan2. Wnt signalling and the establishment of cell polarityGretchen L. Dollar and Sergei Y. Sokol3. Wnts in AngiogenesisT. Néstor H. Masckauchán and Jan Kitajewski4. Wnt signaling in C. elegans: new insights into the regulation of POP-1/TCF mediated activation and repressionHendrik C. Korswagen5. Cell migration under control of Wnt-signaling in the vertebrate embryoAlmut Köhler, Alexandra Schambony and Doris Wedlich6. The Wnt signaling pathways in mammalian patterning and morphogenesisJianbo Wang, Leah Etheridge and Anthony Wynshaw-Boris7. Wnt signaling in the neural crestCarole LaBonne