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


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