Euglena Biochemistry Cell And Molecular Biology

Steven D. Schwartzbach Springer

This much-needed book is the first definitive volume on Euglena in twenty-fire years, offering information on its atypical biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and potential biotechnology applications. This volume gathers together contributions from well-known experts, who in many cases played major roles in elucidating the phenomenon discussed. Presented in three parts, the first section of this comprehensive book describes novel biochemical pathways which in some instances have an atypical subcellular localization. The second section details atypical cellular mechanisms of organelle protein import, organelle nuclear genome interdependence, gene regulation and expression that provides insights into the evolutionary origins of eukaryotic cells. The final section discusses how biotechnologists have capitalized on the novel cellular and biochemical features of Euglena to produce value added products. Euglena: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology will provide essential reading for cell and molecular biologists with interests in evolution, novel biochemical pathways, organelle biogenesis and algal biotechnology. Readers will come away from this volume with a full understanding of the complexities of the Euglena as well as new realizations regarding the diversity of cellular processes yet to be discovered.

ISBN10 : 9783319549101 , ISBN13 : 3319549103

Page Number : 303

Development Of Auditory And Vestibular Systems

Raymond Romand Academic Press

Development of Auditory and Vestibular Systems fourth edition presents a global and synthetic view of the main aspects of the development of the stato-acoustic system. Unique to this volume is the joint discussion of two sensory systems that, although close at the embryological stage, present divergences during development and later reveal conspicuous functional differences at the adult stage. This work covers the development of auditory receptors up to the central auditory system from several animal models, including humans. Coverage of the vestibular system, spanning amphibians to effects of altered gravity during development in different species, offers examples of the diversity and complexity of life at all levels, from genes through anatomical form and function to, ultimately, behavior. The new edition of Development of Auditory and Vestibular Systems will continue to be an indispensable resource for beginning scientists in this area and experienced researchers alike. Full-color figures illustrate the development of the stato-acoustic system pathway Covers a broad range of species, from drosophila to humans, demonstrating the diversity of morphological development despite similarities in molecular processes involved at the cellular level Discusses a variety of approaches, from genetic-molecular biology to psychophysics, enabling the investigation of ontogenesis and functional development

ISBN10 : 9780124081086 , ISBN13 : 0124081088

Page Number : 562

Vertebrate Hair Cells

Ruth Eatock Springer

The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of compreh- sive and synthetic reviews of the fundamental topics in modern auditory - search. The volumes are aimed at all individuals with interests in hearing research including advanced graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and clinical investigators. The volumes are intended to introduce new investigators to important aspects of hearing science and to help established investigators to better understand the fundamental theories and data in ?elds of hearing that they may not normally follow closely. Each volume presents a particular topic comprehensively, and each serves as a synthetic overview and guide to the literature. As such, the chapters present neither exhaustive data reviews nor original research that has not yet appeared in peer-reviewed journals. The volumes focus on topics that have developed a solid data and conceptual foundation rather than on those for which a literature is only beginning to develop. New research areas will be covered on a timely basis in the series as they begin to mature.

ISBN10 : 1441929088 , ISBN13 : 9781441929082

Page Number : 0

Ion Channel Drug Discovery

Brian Cox Royal Society of Chemistry

A rapidly growing field, this book covers the recent advances in screening technology, ion channel structure and modelling, with up-to-date case histories.

ISBN10 : 9781849731867 , ISBN13 : 1849731861

Page Number : 384

Fluorescent Protein Based Biosensors

Jin Zhang Humana

In Fluorescent Protein-Based Biosensors: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field have assembled a series of protocols describing several methods in which fluorescent protein-based reporters can be used to gain unique insights into the regulation of cellular signal transduction. Genetically encodable fluorescent biosensors have allowed researchers to observe biochemical processes within the endogenous cellular environment with unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution. As the number and diversity of available biosensors grows, it is increasingly important to equip researchers with an understanding of the key concepts underlying the design and application of genetically encodable fluorescent biosensors to live cell imaging. Written in the successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and easily accessible, Fluorescent Protein-Based Biosensors: Methods and Protocols promises to be a valuable resource for researchers interested in applying current biosensors to the study of biochemical processes in living cells as well as those interested in developing novel biosensors to visualize other cellular phenomena.

ISBN10 : 1627036210 , ISBN13 : 9781627036214

Page Number : 0

Patch Clamp Electrophysiology

Mark Dallas Humana

This volume describes a range of standard and novel methodological approaches used to probe ion channel function across different modalities. Chapters guide readers through methods and protocols from an introduction to the decades old patch clamp method for the ion channel neophyte to more complex, recent protocol advances, such as optogenetics. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, application details for both the expert and non-expert reader, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Patch Clamp Electrophysiology: Methods and Protocols aims to be a reference guide for current and future ion channel physiologists.

ISBN10 : 1071608207 , ISBN13 : 9781071608203

Page Number : 333

Matricellular Receptors As Potential Targets In Anti Cancer Therapeutic Strategies

Hervé Emonard Frontiers Media SA

The invasive character of a primary cancer is greatly dependent on numerous interactions between tumor cells and their extracellular surroundings. Matricellular receptors are defined as (cell-surface) receptors that bind extracellular matrix (ECM) structural proteins and soluble factors dynamically acting on ECM homeostasis. Matricellular receptors mediate numerous signalings from the extracellular environment to cell nucleus and drive main biological functions that are cell growth, survival and migration. Numerous data from the last decade evidence that matricellular receptors are biosensors that allow to a tumor cell answering to microenvironmental variations, and in this sense they are important contributors to tumor cell malignancy. Matricellular receptors represent thus valuable targets for the development of original anti-cancer strategies. Original reports, bibliographic reviews or hypotheses are welcome to improve the basic knowledge of matricellular receptor properties, their spatio-temporal regulation, the dynamic formation of complex receptors and the impact of such interactions on the invasive properties of tumor cells. Biological, biophysical and pharmacological, as well as in silico contributions will be appreciated.

ISBN10 : 9782889450244 , ISBN13 : 2889450244

Page Number : 131