Miroslav Blumenberg

New York University Medical School

Miroslav Blumenberg, PhD., was born in Subotica and received his BSc in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He completed his PhD at MIT in organic chemistry; this he followed up with two postdoctoral study periods at Stanford University. Since 1983 he has been a faculty member of the RO Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine, where he is a co-director of a training grant in cutaneous biology. Dr Blumenberg’s research is focused on the epidermis, expression of keratin genes, transcription profiling, keratinocyte differentiation, inflammatory diseases and cancers, and most recently the effects of the microbiome on skin. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles and graduated numerous PhD and post-doctoral students. Dr Blumenberg lives in New York, USA, with his wife and two children.

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Skin cancers, basal and squamous cell carcinomas, malignant melanomas, and Merkel cell carcinomas, constitute arguably the most common and increasingly prevalent human neoplasms. Here we discuss the epigenetic changes in DNA and chromatin, which are increasingly associated with melanoma. Several chapters focus on the posttranscriptional modification of the proteins at the melanocyte cell surface, their role in tumorigenesis, and their potential as therapeutic targets. Specifically, extracellular modifications of integrins, glycosylation of cell surface proteins, and changes of cadherins are presented. In a very interesting approach, a potential to target the mitochondria of melanoma cells is investigated. In conclusion, this volume presents various aspects of human skin cancers, components of the large worldwide effort to combat and eradicate this growing health concern.

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