Series: The Cytoskeleton

The Cytoskeleton has many features, for example, the basic building blocks and transport functions of microtubules, myosin motor molecules, and actin mircrofilaments, which are conserved between cell types and even between organisms. However, in addition there are certain features of organization, regulation, or function which are specific to different cell or tissue types. Increasing knowledge of the properties of the cytoskeleton during normal cell function has been paralleled by an awareness that the cytoskeleton plays important roles in disease processes and cell pathology. It is now clear that abnormalities in the cytoskeleton can have sufficient impact on cell physiology that altered cell function and disease follow.
Cytoskeleton in Specialized Tissues and in Pathological States

Most recent volume

Volume 3. Cytoskeleton in Specialized Tissues and in Pathological States

Published: 25th June 1996 Editors: J.E. Hesketh I.F. Pryme
This volume deals with aspects of the cytoskeleton in different cell types and also describe examples of changes in the cytoskeleton which occur during various pathological states. These studies bring the exciting area of cytoskeleton research into the domain of medical science.

Additional volumes

Volume 2. Role in Cell Physiology

Published: 31st May 1996 Editors: I.F. Pryme J.E. Hesketh

Volume 1. Structure and Assembly

Published: 9th November 1995 Editors: J.E. Hesketh I.F. Pryme