Apoptosome: An up-and-coming therapeutical tool by Francesco CecconiApoptosome: An up-and-coming therapeutical tool by Francesco Cecconi

Apoptosome: An up-and-coming therapeutical tool

byFrancesco Cecconi

Hardcover | December 18, 2009

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"Apoptosome" is the first book that presents a concise synthesis of recent developments in the understanding of how the activation of the cell death cascade is handled by a cytosolic signalling platform known as the apoptosome.

The book also discusses how insights into the regulation of apoptosome may be exploited for designing new drugs aimed at interfere with a plethora of pathogenetic processes involved in human diseases.

The authors emphasize novel translational approaches that are rapidly moving from the laboratory bench top to the patient's bedside for the future treatment of diseases associated with apoptosis.

This book will be a valuable resource for researchers investigating the role of apoptosome-dependent cell death in cancer and other diseases, for researchers investigating the molecular mechanism of chemotherapeutic agents and drug-resistance and for physicians using chemotherapeutic agents. Additionally, this book will be an important educational source for PhD students and MD students specializing in molecular and cell biology, and to anybody interested in science, medicine, as well as in recent developments of the ideas and concepts of the molecular biology of programmed cell death.

Title:Apoptosome: An up-and-coming therapeutical toolFormat:HardcoverDimensions:322 pagesPublished:December 18, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048134145

ISBN - 13:9789048134144

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Table of Contents

Introduction; F.Cecconi, M. D'Amelio 1. Physiological and Pathological Role of Apoptosis; V. Cavallucci, M. D'Amelio 2. Apoptosome structure and regulation; E. Ferraro, C. Fuoco, F. Strapazzon, F. Cecconi 3. Chemical regulation of the apoptosome: new alternative treatments for cancer; K. Cain 4. Molecules that bind a central protein component of the apoptosome, Apaf-1,and modulate its activity; L. Mondragón, M. Orzáez, A. Gortat, M. Sancho, A. Messeguer, M.J. Vicent and E. Pérez-Payá 5. Regulation of cell death and survival by RNA interference - The roles of miRNA and siRNA; P. Lingor 6. Beneficial role of taurine against myocardial apoptosis during ischemic injury; T. Ito, S .W. Schaffer, J. Azuma 7. BAG3 protein: role in some neoplastic cell types and identification as a candidate target for therapy; M. Pascale, A. Rosati, M. Festa, A. Basile, M. d'Avenia, A. Falco, G. Torino and M.C. Turco 8. Targeting Survivin in cancer therapy: Pre-clinical studies; M. Pennati, M. Folini and N. Zaffaroni 9. Hsp70 and Hsp27: Emerging Targets in Cancer Therapy; A.L. Rérole, A.L. Joly, D. Thuringer and C. Garrido 10. Role of the RNA-binding protein HuR in Apoptosis and Apoptosome Function; Y. Kuwano, I. Gallouzi, and M. Gorospe 11. Acetylcholinesterase as a Pharmacological Target in Cancer Research; S.E. Park, Y.H. Yoo 12. Putative role of HCA66, a new Apaf-1 interacting protein, in the physiopathology of NF1 microdeletion syndrome patients; P. Rigou, A. Faye and J.L. Poyet 13. Cristae remodeling andmitochondrial fragmentation: a checkpoint for cytochrome c release and apoptosis?; L. Scorrano 14. Apoptosome pharmacological manipulation: from current developments in the laboratory to clinical implications; M. D'Amelio and F.Cecconi 15. The Therapeutic Role of Taurine in Ischaemia-Reperfusion Injury; R. Kingston 16. Targeting survivin in cancer therapy: Clinical considerations; T. Tsuruma, H. Kameshima, Y. Iwayama, T. Torigoe, Y. Hirohashi, N. Sato, K. Hirata