Aspects of Nuclear Structure and Function

Aspects of Nuclear Structure and Function

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Editor: K Leon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323148993

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Aspects of Nuclear Structure and Function deals with various aspects of nuclear structure and function and covers topics ranging from the ultrastructure of the female gamete to the structure, biochemistry, and functions of the nuclear envelope. Banding patterns in chromosomes, histones and nonhistone proteins, and the transfer of genetic information in polytene cells are also discussed. This book is comprised of six chapters and begins by presenting a comparative view of some aspects of the ultrastructure of the vegetative (growth) aspects of oogenesis, with emphasis on microtubules, intercellular bridges of differentiating oocytes, and vitellogenesis as well as accessory structures of the egg envelope. The following chapters explore the structure, biochemistry, and functions of the nuclear envelope; banding patterns in chromosomes; chromosomal proteins (histones and nonhistone proteins); transfer of genetic information in polytene cells; and the intracellular biology of DNA polymerases in eukaryotic cells, their association with the nucleus, and how this association changes during the mitotic cell cycle. The relationship between eukaryotic DNA polymerases and DNA replication is also examined. This monograph should be a valuable resource for biochemists.

Table of Contents

  • List Of Contributors

    Comparative Aspects of the Ultrastructure of the Female Gamete

    I. Introduction

    II. Vegetative Phase

    III. Membrane Systems of the Developing Oocyte

    IV. Microtubules

    V. Pigment

    VI. Intercellular Bridges of Differentiating Oocytes

    VII. Follicle Cells

    VIII. Symbionts

    IX. Nurse Cells

    X. PyriformCell

    XI. Vitellogenesis

    XII. Cortical Granules

    XIII. Egg Envelopes

    XIV. Accessory Structures of the Egg Envelope

    XV. Chorion

    XVI. Bidder's Organ

    XVII. Conclusion


    Structure, Biochemistry, and Functions of the Nuclear Envelope

    I. Introduction

    II. Preparative Techniques

    III. Morphology

    IV. Biochemistry

    V. Functions


    Banding Patterns in Chromosomes

    I. Introduction

    II. Results and Significance of Banding Techniques with Special Reference to Man

    III. Observations in Various Organisms

    IV. Summary and Conclusions

    Note Added in Proof


    Chromosomal Proteins

    I. Introduction

    II. Histones

    III. Nonhistone Proteins


    Eukaryotic DNA Polymerases: Their Association with the Nucleus and Relationship to DNA Replication

    I. Introduction

    II. Requirements of DNA Polymerases

    III. DNA Polymerase Associated with the Nucleus

    IV. DNA Replication and the Nuclear Membranes

    V. Multiple DNA Polymerases in Eukaryotic Cells

    VI. Concluding Remarks


    Transfer of Genetic Information in Polytene Cells

    I. Introduction

    II. Polytene Chromosomes

    III. Chromosome Puffs

    IV. Chromosomal RNA

    V. RNA from a Single Puff

    VI. General Summary


    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 476
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323148993

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