Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Current Frontiers and Perspectives in Cell Biology

Edited by Stevo Najman

University of Nis, Serbia

A numerous internationally renowned authors in the pages of this book present the views of the fields of cell biology and their own research results or review of current knowledge. Chapters are divided into five sections that are dedicated to cell structures and functions, genetic material, regulatory mechanisms, cellular biomedicine and new methods in cell biology. Multidisciplinary and often quite versatile approach by many authors have imposed restrictions of this classification, so it is certain that many chapters could belong to the other sections of this book. The current frontiers, on the manner in which they described in the book, can be a good inspiration to many readers for further improving, and perspectives which are highlighted can be seen in many areas of fundamental biology, biomedicine, biotechnology and other applications of knowledge of cell biology. The book will be very useful for beginners to gain insight into new area, as well as experts to find new facts and expanding horizons.

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Current Frontiers and Perspectives in Cell BiologyEdited by Stevo Najman

Published: April 25th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2248

ISBN: 978-953-51-0544-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5284-2

Copyright year: 2012

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72129 Total Chapter Downloads

17 Crossref Citations

25 Web of Science Citations

49 Dimensions Citations


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1. Tight Junctions

By Lorenza Gonzalez-Mariscal, Miguel Quiros, Mónica Diaz-Coranguez and Pablo Bautista


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2. Tubulohelical Membrane Arrays, Annulate Lamellae and Nuclear Pores: Tripartite Membrane Architecture with the Participation of Nucleoporins

By Siegfried Reipert and Elena Kiseleva


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3. Actin Folding, Structure and Function: Is It a Globular or an Intrinsically Disordered Protein?

By Olga I. Povarova, Anna I. Sulatskaya, Irina M. Kuznetsova and Konstantin K. Turoverov


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4. Microtubules During the Cell Cycle of Higher Plant Cells

By Elena Smirnova


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5. Centromere Evolution: Digging into Mammalian Primary Constriction

By Giuliana Giannuzzi, Claudia Rita Catacchio and Mario Ventura


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6. mRNA Biogenesis in the Nucleus and Its Export to the Cytoplasm

By Naoko Fujiwara, Takuya Shiki and Seiji Masuda


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7. Membrane Initiated Effects of 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 in Prostate Cancer Cells: Effects on AP1 and CREB Mediated Transcription

By Dennis Larsson, Adele Jonas, Niklas Bergsten, Fredrik Stahl and Sandra Karlsson


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8. Genetic Transformation and Analysis of Protein- Protein Interaction of Class B MADS-Box Genes from Dendrobium moniliforme

By Supatida Abdullakasim and Takashi Handa


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9. Exploring Secrets of Nuclear Actin Involvement in the Regulation of Gene Transcription and Genome Organization

By Yong Zhong Xu, Cynthia Kanagaratham and Danuta Radzioch


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10. Signaling of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases in the Nucleus

By Sally-Anne Stephenson, Inga Mertens-Walker and Adrian Herington


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11. G Protein-Coupled Receptors-Induced Activation of Extracellular Signal-Regulated Protein Kinase (ERK) and Sodium-Proton Exchanger Type 1 (NHE1)

By Maria N. Garnovskaya


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12. The Kinetochore and Mitosis: Focus on the Regulation and Correction Mechanisms of Chromosome-to-Microtubule Attachments

By Rita M. Reis and Hassan Bousbaa


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13. Molecular and Sub-Cellular Gametogenic Machinery of Stem and Germline Cells Across Metazoa

By Andrey I. Shukalyuk and Valeria V. Isaeva


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14. Drosophila: A Model System That Allows in vivo Manipulation and Study of Epithelial Cell Polarity

By Andrea Leibfried and Yohanns Bellaiche


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15. Development and Cell Polarity of the C. elegans Intestine

By Olaf Bossinger and Michael Hoffmann


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16. Intercellular Communication

By Nuri Faruk Aykan


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17. Adult Stem Cells in Tissue Homeostasis and Disease

By Elena Lazzeri, Anna Peired, Lara Ballerini and Laura Lasagni


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18. Claudins in Normal and Lung Cancer State

By V. Morales-Tlalpan, C. Saldana, P. Garcia-Solis, H. L. Hernandez-Montiel and H. Barajas-Medina


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19. Biology of Cilia and Ciliopathies

By David Alejandro Silva, Elizabeth Richey and Hongmin Qin


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20. The Roles of ESCRT Proteins in Healthy Cells and in Disease

By Jasmina Ilievska, Naomi E. Bishop, Sarah J. Annesley and Paul R. Fisher


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21. Autologous Grafts of Mesenchymal Stem Cells – Between Dream and Reality

By Frederic Torossian, Aurelie Bisson, Laurent Drouot, Olivier Boyer and Marek Lamacz


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22. Salivary Glands: A Powerful Experimental System to Study Cell Biology in Live Animals by Intravital Microscopy

By Monika Sramkova, Natalie Porat-Shliom, Andrius Masedunkas, Timothy Wigand, Panomwat Amornphimoltham and Roberto Weigert


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23. Evaluation of Mitochondrial DNA Dynamics Using Fluorescence Correlation Analysis

By Yasutomo Nomura


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24. Regeneration and Recycling of Supports for Biological Macromolecules Purification

By Marcello Tagliavia and Aldo Nicosia


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