Open access peer-reviewed Edited volume

Cytoskeleton

Structure, Dynamics, Function and Disease

Edited by Jose C. 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 C. Jimenez-Lopez

Published: May 17th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/62622

ISBN: 978-953-51-3170-0

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

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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

372

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2. Actin-Microtubule Interaction in Plants

By Miyuki Takeuchi, L. Andrew Staehelin and Yoshinobu Mineyuki

454

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3. Morphological and Functional Aspects of Cytoskeleton of Trypanosomatids

By Juliana Cunha Vidal and Wanderley de Souza

562

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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

390

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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

335

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6. Dystrophin–Glycoprotein Complex in Blood Cells

By Doris Cerecedo

340

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

By Galina Prokopchuk and Jacky Cosson

382

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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

436

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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

403

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

By Fatima Pedrosa Domellöf

332

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

By Stephane R. Gross

330

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

By Ariane Zamoner and Regina Pessoa-Pureur

334

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13. Acting on Actin During Bacterial Infection

By Elsa Anes

438

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14. Heterotrimeric G Proteins and the Regulation of Microtubule Assembly

By Sukla Roychowdhury and Jorge A. Sierra-Fonseca

383

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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

446

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

By Anca Hermenean and Aurel Ardelean

409

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