The Dna Damage Response: Implications On Cancer Formation And Treatment by Kum Kum KhannaThe Dna Damage Response: Implications On Cancer Formation And Treatment by Kum Kum Khanna

The Dna Damage Response: Implications On Cancer Formation And Treatment

byKum Kum KhannaEditorYosef Shiloh

Hardcover | November 18, 2009

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The ?eld of cellular responses to DNA damage has attained widespread recognition and interest in recent years commensurate with its fundamental role in the ma- tenance of genomic stability. These responses, which are essential to preventing cellular death or malignant transformation, are organized into a sophisticated s- tem designated the "DNA damage response". This system operates in all living organisms to maintain genomic stability in the face of constant attacks on the DNA from a variety of endogenous by-products of normal metabolism, as well as exogenous agents such as radiation and toxic chemicals in the environment. The response repairs DNA damage via an intricate cellular signal transduction network that coordinates with various processes such as regulation of DNA replication, tr- scriptional responses, and temporary cell cycle arrest to allow the repair to take place. Defects in this system result in severe genetic disorders involving tissue degeneration, sensitivity to speci?c damaging agents, immunode?ciency, genomic instability, cancer predisposition and premature aging. The ?nding that many of the crucial players involved in DNA damage response are structurally and functionally conserved in different species spurred discoveries of new players through similar analyses in yeast and mammals. We now understand the chain of events that leads to instantaneous activation of the massive cellular responses to DNA lesions. This book summarizes several new concepts in this rapidly evolving ?eld, and the advances in our understanding of the complex network of processes that respond to DNA damage.
Title:The Dna Damage Response: Implications On Cancer Formation And TreatmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:449 pagesPublished:November 18, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:904812560X

ISBN - 13:9789048125609

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Table of Contents

1. DNA damage sensing and signaling; Daniel Durocher 2. Signaling at stalled replication forks; David Cortez, Daniel A. Mordes 3. Replication Stress and Cancer Development; Thanos D. Halazonetis 4. Cellular responses to oxidative stress; Ari Barzilai, Inbal Dar 5. Cell Cycle Regulation and DNA damage response; Randal S. Tibbetts et al. 6. Chromatin changes involved in DNA damage response; Kum Kum Khanna et al. 7. Telomere Metabolism and DNA Damage Response; Tej K. Pandita 8. DNA double strand break repair: mechanisms and therapeutic potential; Susan P. Lees-Miller et al. 9. DNA Base Excision Repair: A Recipe for Survival; Sankar Mitra, Rabindra Roy 10. DNA damage tolerance and translesion synthesis; Alan R. Lehmann 11. Nucleotide excision repair; Leon H.F. Mullenders, Mischa G. Vrouwe 12. Single-strand Break Repair; Keith W. Caldecott 13. Mouse models of repair deficiency; Sachin Katyal, Peter J. McKinnon 14. Cancer biomarkers associated with damage response genes; Anne W. Kiltie et al. 15. Linking RecQ helicases to damage response and aging; Wen-Hsing Cheng et al. 16. Single stranded DNA binding proteins and genome maintenance; Derek J. Richard, Kum Kum Khanna 17. The Fanconi anemia-BRCA pathway and cancer; Toshiyasu Taniguchi 18. BRCA1 and BRCA2: roles in Cancer formation and treatment; Kienan Savage, D. Paul Harkin