The Cell Surface: Mediator of Developmental Processes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126129847, 9781483271910

The Cell Surface: Mediator of Developmental Processes

1st Edition

Editors: Stephen Subtelny Norman K. Wessells
eBook ISBN: 9781483271910
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 390
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The Cell Surface: Mediator of Developmental Processes contains the papers presented at the 38th Symposium of the Society for Developmental Biology, held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in June 1979.

The compendium is divided into three parts. The first part provides a summary of the status of the knowledge about the cell surface, which includes the plasma membrane, its associated cytoskeleton and the variety of surface-associated macromolecules. The second portion focuses on the early development of the cell surface. A wide spectrum of techniques, systems, and results in the study of the cell surface are presented. The last part shows a variety of experimental systems in which the cell surface figures prominently in important developmental events. The results from experiments on plant symbiosis, mammalian teratocarcinomas, adhesion and cell shape, and various extracellular macromolecules are detailed extensively.

Cytologists, microbiologists, biologists, and other scientists in allied fields will find the publication very insightful.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Young Investigator's Prize And Abstract

I. The Cell Surface: Background and Perspectives

Molecular Interactions Governing Plasma Membrane Structure

The Motor of Ameboid Leukocytes

Cell-to-Cell Communication and Development

Cell Surface Protein and Cell Interactions

From Cell Adhesion to Growth Control

II. The Cell Surface and Early Development

Membrane Adhesions Between Chlamydomonas Gametes and Their Role in Cell-Cell Interactions

Physiology of Fertilization and Fertilization Barriers in Higher Plants

Molecular Alterations in Gamete Surfaces During Fertilization and Early Development

The Adhesion of Sperm to Sea Urchin Eggs

Experimental Analysis of the Role of Intracellular Calcium in the Activation of the Sea Urchin Egg at Fertilization

Initiation of the Cell Cycle and Establishment of Bilateral Symmetry in Xenopus Eggs

The Amphibian Egg Cortex in Fertilization and Early Development

Cytostatic Factor and Chromosome Behavior in Early Development

III. The Cell Surface in Normal and Abnormal Development

Cell Configuration, Substratum and Growth Control

Lectins and Their Saccharide Receptors as Determinants of Specificity in the Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis

Matrix Glycoproteins in Early Mouse Development and in Differentiation of Teratocarcinoma Cells

Use of Teratocarcinoma Cells as a Model System for Studying the Cell Surface During Early Mammalian Development

Endogenous Cell-Surface Lectins: Evidence that They Are Cell Adhesion Molecules

Subject Index


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Stephen Subtelny

Norman K. Wessells

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