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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Structure and Function of POTRA Domains of Omp85/TPS Superfamily

1 Introduction

2 Omp85/TPS Superfamily Architecture

3 Function of Omp85 Family of Proteins

4 Functions of Two-Partner Secretion B Proteins

5 Phototrophic Members of Omp85/TPS

6 POTRA Domains Mode of Action

7 Concluding Remarks

Chapter Two: Molecular Cell Biology and Immunobiology of Mammalian Rod/Ring Structures

1 Introduction

2 Conserved RR Structures Across Species

3 Known Components of RR

4 Biological Function of RR

5 Immunobiology of RR—Autoimmune Response

6 Concluding Remarks and Future Perspectives


Chapter Three: Modulation of Glycan Recognition by Clustered Saccharide Patches

1 Introduction: Glycome Complexity in Nature

2 Glycan Recognition by GBPs

3 Concept of CSPs

4 Evidence for CSPs on Heavily Glycosylated Proteins

5 Clustered Patches of Sialylated Gangliosides on Cell Surfaces

6 Clustered Patches of Sialylated Glycoproteins on Cell Surfaces

7 Enzyme Recognition of Clustered Glycans: O-Sialoglycoprotein Endopeptidase

8 CSPs on Pathogens

9 Glycosynapses: Cell Interactions and Signaling via CSPs

10 Recognition of Combined Saccharide–Peptide Patches

11 Experimental Recreation of CSPs

12 Conclusions and Perspectives


Chapter Four: New Insights into the Molecular Mechanisms of Mitosis and Cytokinesis in Trypanosomes

1 Introduction

2 Cell Structure of T. brucei

3 Cell Cycle of T. brucei

4 Regulation of Mitosis

5 Mechanisms of Cytokinesis

6 Conclusions and Perspectives


Chapter Five: Reprogramming and Carcinogenesis—Parallels and Distinctions

1 Introduction<


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About the editor

Kwang Jeon

Kwang Jeon received his Ph.D. in cell physiology at King’s College, University of London, UK, in 1964 and taught at SUNY Buffalo and University of Tennessee. His research was concerned with the biogenesis and function of cell components in two major areas: Integration of intracellular symbionts into host cells leading to the acquisition of new cell components and cell variation; Membrane-protein recycling during endo- and exocytosis.