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Actin Cytoskeleton in Cancer Progression and Metastasis – Part C - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128241387

Actin Cytoskeleton in Cancer Progression and Metastasis – Part C, Volume 360

1st Edition

Serial Editor: Lorenzo Galluzzi
Serial Volume Editor: Clement Thomas
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128241387
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2021
Page Count: 277
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Table of Contents

1. Actin isoforms in cancer
Christophe Ampe, Gent Uni
2. Actin cytoskeleton regulators at invadopodia
Clement Thomas and Gabriele Sakalauskaite
3. Cytoskeletal Mechanics Drives Heterogeneity in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
Michelle Dawson
4. Mechanics of actin filaments in cancer onset and progress
5. Novel facets of Glioblastoma invasion
Simone Niclou
6. Testin and LMCD1: Homologous proteins with a different role in cancer-related properties
Leen VanTroys


Actin Cytoskeleton in Cancer Progression and Metastasis - Part C, Volume 358 in the International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology series, provides an overview of the roles of the actin cytoskeleton and some of its key structural regulators, including WASp, Paxillin, Myosin, Testin, L-Plastin and profilin, in central processes underlying cancer progression and metastasis, such as changes in cell morphology and gene expression, acquisition of migratory and invasive capabilities, and evasion from the immune response. New chapters cover Actin isoforms in cancer, Actin cytoskeleton regulators at invadopodia, Cytoskeletal Mechanics Drives Heterogeneity in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, and more.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive and timely reviews on actin cytoskeleton and its regulators in cancer biology
  • Offers a wide range of perspectives for basic and translational research
  • Discusses opportunities and challenges for translating knowledge of tumor cell actin cytoskeleton into clinical applications


Advanced undergraduates, graduates, academics and researchers in the area of cancer biology


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About the Serial Editor

Lorenzo Galluzzi

Lorenzo Galluzzi

Lorenzo Galluzzi is Assistant Professor of Cell Biology in Radiation Oncology at the Department of Radiation Oncology of the Weill Cornell Medical College, Honorary Assistant Professor Adjunct with the Department of Dermatology of the Yale School of Medicine, Honorary Associate Professor with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Paris, and Faculty Member with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology of the University of Ferrara, the Graduate School of Pharmacological Sciences of the University of Padova, and the Graduate School of Network Oncology and Precision Medicine of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Moreover, he is Associate Director of the European Academy for Tumor Immunology and Founding Member of the European Research Institute for Integrated Cellular Pathology. Galluzzi is best known for major experimental and conceptual contributions to the fields of cell death, autophagy, tumor metabolism and tumor immunology. He has published over 450 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and is the Editor-in-Chief of four journals: OncoImmunology (which he co-founded in 2011), International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology, Methods in Cell biology, and Molecular and Cellular Oncology (which he co-founded in 2013). Additionally, he serves as Founding Editor for Microbial Cell and Cell Stress, and Associate Editor for Cell Death and Disease, Pharmacological Research and iScience.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology in Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, USA

About the Serial Volume Editor

Clement Thomas

Clément Thomas is holding a group leader position at the Department of Oncology of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH; Luxembourg City, Luxembourg). He received his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2003 from Strasbourg University (France) in 2003. Since that moment, he has been interested in cell plasticity with a particular focus on actin cytoskeleton remodeling mechanisms. After more than ten years working with plant models, he joined the department of Oncology of LIH and established a group focused on the functions of the actin cytoskeleton in two central and complementary processes underlying cancer progression: invasion and immune evasion. Clément Thomas and his colleagues characterized a family of small, evolutionary-conserved, LIM domain-containing proteins (cysteine and glycine-rich proteins) that crosslink actin filaments into stable actin bundles and established the role of these proteins in promoting the formation and activity of invadopodia in breast cancer cells. Lately, Clément Thomas’ group has initiated a pioneering study aimed at elucidating the role of the cancer cell’s actin cytoskeleton during immune evasion.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Oncology of the Luxembourg Institute of Health, LIH; Luxembourg City, Luxembourg