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Structure, Dynamics, Function and Disease

Edited by Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

The cytoskeleton is a highly dynamic intracellular platform constituted by a three-dimensional network of proteins responsible for key cellular roles as structure and shape, cell growth and development, and offering to the cell with "motility" that being the ability of the entire cell to move and for material to be moved within the cell in a regulated fashion (vesicle trafficking). The present edition of Cytoskeleton provides new insights into the structure-functional features, dynamics, and cytoskeleton's relationship to diseases. The authors' contribution in this book will be of substantial importance to a wide audience such as clinicians, researches, educators, and students interested in getting updated knowledge about molecular basis of cytoskeleton, such as regulation of cell vital processes by actin-binding proteins as cell morphogenesis, motility, their implications in cell signaling, as well as strategies for clinical trial and alternative therapies based in multitargeting molecules to tackle diseases, that is, cancer.

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CytoskeletonStructure, Dynamics, Function and DiseaseEdited by Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Published: May 17th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/62622

ISBN: 978-953-51-3170-0

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3169-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4836-4

Copyright year: 2017

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18811 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

46 Dimensions Citations


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1. Reorganization of Vegetal Cortex Microtubules and Its Role in Axis Induction in the Early Vertebrate Embryo

By Elaine Welch and Francisco Pelegri


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2. Actin-Microtubule Interaction in Plants

By Miyuki Takeuchi, L. Andrew Staehelin and Yoshinobu Mineyuki


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3. Morphological and Functional Aspects of Cytoskeleton of Trypanosomatids

By Juliana Cunha Vidal and Wanderley de Souza


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4. The Interplay between Cytoskeleton and Calcium Dynamics

By Francisco Javier Martin-Romero, Aida M. Lopez-Guerrero, Carlos Pascual-Caro and Eulalia Pozo-Guisado


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5. Role of Band 3 in the Erythrocyte Membrane Structural Changes Under Isotonic and Hypotonic Conditions

By Ivana Pajic‐Lijakovic and Milan Milivojevic


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6. Dystrophin–Glycoprotein Complex in Blood Cells

By Doris Cerecedo


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7. Biophysics of Fish Sperm Flagellar Movement: Present Knowledge and Original Directions

By Galina Prokopchuk and Jacky Cosson


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8. Cytoskeleton Rearrangements during the Execution Phase of Apoptosis

By Jesús Porcuna Doncel, Patricia de la Cruz Ojeda, Manuel OropesaÁvila, Marina Villanueva Paz, Isabel De Lavera, Mario De La Mata, Mónica Álvarez Córdoba, Raquel Luzón Hidalgo, Juan Miguel Suarez Rivero, David Cotán and José Antonio Sánchez‐Alcázar


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9. How are Dynamic Microtubules Stably Tethered to Human Chromosomes?

By Duccio Conti, Madeleine Hart, Naoka Tamura, Roshan Shrestha, Asifa Islam and Viji M. Draviam


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10. Muscle Fibers Lacking Desmin in the Extraocular Muscles: A Paradigm Shift

By Fatima Pedrosa Domellöf


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11. The Actomyosin Network and Cellular Motility: A S100A4 Regulatory View into the Process

By Stephane R. Gross


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12. Intermediate Filaments as a Target of Signaling Mechanisms in Neurotoxicity

By Ariane Zamoner and Regina Pessoa-Pureur


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13. Acting on Actin During Bacterial Infection

By Elsa Anes


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14. Heterotrimeric G Proteins and the Regulation of Microtubule Assembly

By Sukla Roychowdhury and Jorge A. Sierra-Fonseca


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15. Novel Insights into the Role of the Cytoskeleton in Cancer

By Xuan Zhang, Zenglin Pei, Chunxia Ji, Xiaoyan Zhang, Jianqing Xu and Jin Wang


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16. Targeting the Cytoskeleton with Plant-Bioactive Compounds in Cancer Therapy

By Anca Hermenean and Aurel Ardelean


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