Description

Understanding how digestive organs develop, their physiology and structure is important for determining new therapies to combat diseases of the digestive organs. This volume reviews the latest research and developments in this field.

Key Features

* Discusses new discoveries, approaches, and ideas
* Contributions from leading scholars and industry experts
* Reference guide for researchers involved in molecular biology and related fields

Readership

Researchers, professors and graduate students in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine.

Table of Contents

  1. Transcriptional Control of Acinar Development and Homeostasis
  2. Raymond J. MacDonald, Galvin H. Swift, and Francisco X. Real

  3. Molecular Biology of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Progression:Aberrant Activation of Developmental Pathways
  4. Andrew D. Rhim and Ben Z. Stanger

  5. Transcriptional Control of Hepatocyte Differentiation
  6. Masato Nagaoka and Stephen A. Duncan

  7. Molecular Mechanisms of Biliary Development
  8. Frédéric P. Lemaigre

  9. Molecular determinants of liver zonation
  10. Cyril Torre, Christine Perret, and Sabine Colnot

  11. Fibrosis in the Liver: acute protection and chronic disease
  12. Youngmin Lee and Scott L. Friedman

  13. Hierarchies of transcriptional regulation during liver regeneration
  14. Svitlana Kurinna and Michelle Craig Barton

  15. Biology of the Adult Hepatic Progenitor Cell: "Ghosts in the Machine"
  16. Houda Darwiche and Bryon E. Petersen

  17. Signaling networks in human hepatocarcinogenesis - novel aspects and therapeutic options

K. Breuhahn, P. Schirmacher

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123852342
Print ISBN:
9780123852335

About the serial-volume-editor

Klaus Kaestner

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA, USA

Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist--for whom the numerous references will be invaluable--but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell."--British Medical Journal