Cell Reproduction

Cell Reproduction

In honor of Daniel Mazia

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editor: Ellen Dirksen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323142908

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Cell Reproduction: In Honor of Daniel Mazia represents the proceeding of a symposium entitled “Cell Reproduction” held in Keystone, Colorado, on March 1978. The symposium is organized to honor Daniel Mazia. Most of the areas of research that are discussed at the conference have their origins in Dan Mazia's laboratory. This volume is divided into nine parts, consisting of papers presented in the symposium. It first focuses on the macromolecular control in cell proliferation and growth, cell cycle regulation, control of genetic expression, and microtubule assembly in vitro and in vivo. In then explains the control of fertilization phenomena, chromosome movement, the mitotic apparatus, and control of cell division and cell cleavage. Lastly, this volume discusses the structural and molecular basis of cell movement and describes the differentiated cell. This book represents a tribute to Daniel Mazia's extraordinary contributions as teacher, scientist, and friend.

Table of Contents

  • Frontispiece



    I. Macromolecular Control in Cell Proliferation and Growth

    1. Origin of Twoness in Cell Reproduction

    2. The Cell Periphery and the Control of Proliferation

    3. The Role of RNA Processing in Gene Expression

    4. On the Fidelity of DNA Replication

    5. Ribosomal Protein Phosphorylation and Control of Cell Growth

    6. Biochemical Genetics of Colcemia Sensitivity

    7. Ribosomal RNA Synthesis in Early and Late Stage Sea Urchin Embryos as Measured by Its Methylation

    II. Cell Cycle Regulation and Control of Growth

    8. Relations between Growth and Division during the Cell Cycle

    9. Heat-Shock Proteins in Tetrahymena

    10. Genetic Analysis of the Cell Life Cycle

    11. Selection and Evolution of Yeast Cells in a Chemostat

    12. The Clock in Animal Cells Is a Limit Cycle Oscillator

    13. A Mortalization Theory for the Control of Cell Proliferation and for the Origin of Immortal Cell Lines

    III. Control of Genetic Expression

    14. Mitosis and the Programming of Gene Expression

    15. Extrachromosomal DNA in Polytene Nuclei of Sarcophaga

    16. Genetic Control of RNA Metabolism

    17. Control of Sperm Chromatin Structure by Egg Cytoplasm

    18. Sea Urchin Hatching Protease: Translation in Blastula of Maternal mRNA

    19. Patterns in the Gene Expression during Development of the Sea Urchin Lytechinus pictus

    IV. Microtubule Assembly in Vitro and in Vivo

    20. Tubulin Assembly in Cultured Cell Extracts

    21. Opposite End Assembly and Disassembly of Microtubules: A Steady State Mechanism

    22. Evidence of Differences between Tubulins from Mitotic Apparatus, Cilia, and Flagella

    23. The Biological Regulation of Microtubule Assembly and Function

    24. Tubulin Synthesis in Cell-Free Systems

    25. Regulation of Spindle Microtubule Assembly-Disassembly: Localization and Possible Functional Role of Calcium Dependent Regulator Protein

    26. Assembly of the Microtubular Organelles, Centrioles, and Cilia

    27. Regulation of Flagellar Tubulin Synthesis in Naegleria

    28. The Elongation of Cilia and Flagella: A Model Involving Antagonistic Growth Zones

    29. Assembly of Sea Urchin Egg Asters in Vitro

    V. Control of Fertilization Phenomena

    30. Intracellular pH and Activation of the Sea Urchin Egg at Fertilization

    31. Macromolecules Mediating Sperm-Egg Recognition and Adhesion during Sea Urchin Fertilization

    32. The Block to Polyspermy in the Sea Urchin

    33. The Role of External Sodium in Sea Urchin Fertilization

    34. Direct Evidence for Ionic Messengers in the Two Phases of Metabolic Derepression at Fertilization in the Sea Urchin Egg

    VI. Chromosome Movement and Mitotic Apparatus

    35. Induction of Chromosome Motion in the Isolated Mitotic Apparatus as a Function of Microtubules

    36. In Vivo Analysis of Mitotic Spindle Dynamics

    37. A Possible Microtubule Dependent Mechanism for Mitosis

    38. Chromosome Movement in Lysed Cells

    39. Advances in Visualization of Mitosis in Vivo

    40. Comparative Analysis of Stability Characteristics of Hexylene Glycol and dmso/Glycerol Isolated Mitotic Apparatus

    41. Purification and Some Properties of the Mitotic Ca2+-ATPase

    42. The "Nuclear Mitotic Apparatus" in Sea Urchin Eggs

    43. Conditions for Aldehyde and Osmium Fixation of Sea Urchin Eggs in Mitosis

    44. Membranes in the Mitotic Apparatus of Mammalian Cells

    VII. Control of Cell Division and Cell Cleavage

    45. Control of Cell Division in the Ciliate Stentor

    46. The Effect of Emetine on First Cleavage Division in the Sea Urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

    47. Sulfhydryl-Disulfide Status and State Transitions in Cells

    48. Unequal Division: Its Cause and Significance

    49. The Reproduction of Mitotic Centers: New Information on an Old Experiment

    50. The Generative Model for Centriole Duplication

    51. A Microtubule/Nuclear Envelope Complex

    52. Protein Synthesis and Radiation-Induced Mitotic Delay

    VIII. Structural and Molecular Basis of Cell Movement

    53. Protein Conformation Factors in the Self-Assembly of Cell Ultrastructure

    54. Cytoplasmic Actin from Sea Urchin Egg Extracts

    55. A Selection Method for Isolating Motility Mutants of Dictyostelium discoideum

    56. Formation of Cross-Bridges by Ciliary Dynein Arms

    57. Calcium and Sliding Microtubules

    IX. The Differentiated Cell

    58. Differentiated Gastric Parietal Cells in Culture

    59. Hormonal Regulation of Liver Growth

    60. The Prereplicative Phase in Differentiated Cells Stimulated to Divide during Regeneration

    61. Tissue and Tumor Cell Proliferation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 730
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323142908

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