Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Current Topics in Developmental Biology

1st Edition - September 7, 2006

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  • Editor: Gerald Schatten
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080464619
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780121531751

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Current Topics in Developmental Biology provides a comprehensive survey of the major topics in the field of developmental biology. The volumes are valuable to researchers in animal and plant development, as well as to students and professionals who want an introduction to cellular and molecular mechanisms of development. The series has recently passed its 30-year mark, making it the longest-running forum for contemporary issues in developmental biology.

Key Features

  • Includes many descriptive figures
  • Topics covered include neurodegenerative diseases, extracellular matrix proteins, fibrillins and more
  • Latest volume in the series that covers seven reviews in 288 pages


Developmental biologists, cell biologists, genetics researchers, molecular biologists, and plant and animal biologists

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1
    Dynamics of Assembly and Reorganization of Extracellular Matrix Proteins
    Sarah L. Dallas, Qian Chen and Pitchumani Sivakumar

    Chapter 2
    Selective Neuronal Degeneration in Huntington’s Disease
    Catherine M. Cowan and Lynn A. Raymond

    Chapter 3
    RNAi Therapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Ryan L. Boudreau, Beverly L. Davidson

    Chapter 4
    Fibrillins: from biogenesis of microfibrils to signaling functions
    Dirk Hubmacher, Kerstin Tiedemann, Dieter P. Reinhardt

    Chapter 5
    Proteasomes from Structure to Function: Perspectives from Archaea
    Julie A. Maupin-Furlow, Matthew A. Humbard, P. Aaron Kirkland, Wei Li, Christopher J. Reuter, Amy J. Wright and G. Zhou

    Chapter 6
    The cytomatrix as a cooperative system of macromolecular and water networks.
    V.A. Sheperd

    Chapter 7
    Intracellular Targeting of Phosphodiesterase-4 underpins compartmentalised cAMP Signalling
    Martin J Lynch, Elaine V Hill, Miles D. Houslay

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: September 7, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080464619
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780121531751

About the Serial Editor

Gerald Schatten

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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, U.S.A.

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