Molecular Control of Proliferation and Differentiation

Molecular Control of Proliferation and Differentiation

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editor: John Papaconstantinou
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158077

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Molecular Control of Proliferation and Differentiation documents the proceedings of the 35th symposium of The Society for Developmental Biology entitled "Molecular Control of Proliferation and Differentiation," held at Asilomar, Monterey Peninsula, California, June 8-11, 1976. The contributions made by researchers at the symposium are organized into seven parts. Part I presents a paper on cell communication in embryological development. Part II includes studies on growth factors, including fibroblast growth factor and epidermal growth factor. Part III examines the factors affecting nerve cell differentiation and function. It includes papers on nerve growth factor and peptides as central nervous system neurotransmitters. Part IV focuses on cell interactions in blood cell development. It includes studies on factors affecting the differentiation of blood cells and the proliferation of hemopoietic stem cells in vitro. Part V examines cell interactions in the immune system. Part VI deals with cell interactions in organogenesis. Part VII covers the factors effecting differentiation in lower eukaryotes.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    I. Introduction

    Cell Communication in Embryological Development: The Role of Distal and Proximal Signals

    II. Growth Factors

    Biological and Molecular Studies of the Mitogenic Effects of Human Epidermal Growth Factor

    Cellular Specificities of Fibroblast Growth Factor and Epidermal Growth Factor

    Growth Control by Serum Factors and Hormones in Mammalian Cells in Culture

    III. Factors Affecting Nerve Cell Differentiation and Function

    Nerve Growth Factor: Studies on the Localization, Regulation, and Mechanism of Its Biosynthesis

    Nerve Growth Factor as a Mediator of Information between Effector Organs and Innervating Neurons

    Peptides as Central Nervous System Neurotransmitters

    IV. Cell Interactions in Blood Cell Development

    Factors Affecting the Differentiation of Blood Cells

    Factors Controlling the Proliferation of Haemopoietic Stem Cells in Vitro

    Aspects of Erythroid Differentiation and Proliferation

    The Role of Factors in Differentiation of Non-Erythroid Cells

    V. Cell Interactions in the Immune System

    Cell Interactions in Cell Mediated Immunity

    Lymphocyte Differentiations Induced by Thymopoietin, Bursopoietin, and Ubiquitin

    VI. Cell Interactions in Organogenesis

    An Analysis of Pancreatic Development: Role of Mesenchymal Factor and Other Extracellular Factors

    VII. Factors Effecting Differentiation in Lower Eukaryotes

    Action of a Morphogenetic Substance from Hydra

    Mating-Type Specific Pheromones as Mediators of Sexual Conjugation in Yeast


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  • No. of pages: 278
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158077

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John Papaconstantinou

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