Cell Polarity

Paperback | May 15, 2000

EditorDavid Drubin

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Cell polarity is critical for diverse biological processes including development of a multicellular organism from a zygote, transmission of nerve impulses, transport of molecules across cell layers and specification of cell fate. The process of cell polarity development has been studied innumerous cell types using a wide variety of experimental approaches. This volume is comprehensive in nature, current in the contents, and written by leading scholars in their fields. It succeeds in producing a synthesis of information collected by cell biological, genetic, biochemical andphysiological approaches. These approaches have been applied to studies of bacteria, yeast, plants and animal cells, enabling the identification of general themes. Cell Polarity: Frontiers in Molecular Biology will prove useful for students getting their first exposure to the topic as well asresearchers actively studying aspects of cell polarity.

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Cell polarity is critical for diverse biological processes including development of a multicellular organism from a zygote, transmission of nerve impulses, transport of molecules across cell layers and specification of cell fate. The process of cell polarity development has been studied innumerous cell types using a wide variety of ex...

David Drubin is at University of California, Berkeley.
Format:PaperbackPublished:May 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199638020

ISBN - 13:9780199638024

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Table of Contents

Hofmeister and Brun: Polarity and Cell Fate in BacteriaJurg Baehler and Matthias Peter: Cell Polarity in YeastJoseph Frankel: Cell Polarity in CiliatesNelson, Yeaman and Grindstaff: Spatial Cues for Cellular Asymmetry in Polarized EpitheliaFowler: Cell Polarity in Algae and Vascular PlantsLarabell: Cell Biology of Polarity Development in Xenopus Oocytes and EmbryosWeiner et al: Cell Polarity in Response to ChemoattractantsPiano and Kemphues: Genetic Analysis of Intrinsically Asymmetric Cell DivisionBrennwald and Adamo: Polarized Exocytosis: targeting vesicles to specific domains on the plasma membrane

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"This collection acquaints the reader with the diversity of systems in which questions of cell polarity and organization are being tackled. . .This volume is a snapshot of the field as it currently stands, and it whets our appetites for the advances sure to come in the next five years."--Cell