Description

Caveolae (latin for little caves) are small structures found at the surface of cells. They are responsible for the regulation of important metabolic pathway. As a consequence, they may play a critical role in several human diseases such as atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, and muscular dystrophies. This book analyzes the role and function of caveolae in these aspects and serves as the first textbook currently available on caveolae/caveolin.

Readership

Cell biologists, pharmaceutical researchers, and graduate level and medical students.

Details

No. of pages:
264
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9780444515001
Electronic ISBN:
9780080458601

About the editor

Edward Bittar

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physiology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, USA