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Epithelial Organization and Development

Edited By: TP Fleming

408 pages, 10 b/w illus, 60 figs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #33055 | ISBN: 0412398907
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About this book

Epithelia are one of the commonest tissue types in the animal kingdom. Chapters from leading scientists in the major international research laboratories use examples from different systems to illustrate the form and function of epithelia. An important theme is the way in which epithelial cells differentiate to specialized tissue - reversal of this process occurs when cells become tumorigenic.

This text will be a valuable reference for students and research workers - Biological Abstracts; ...very up-to-date. Myriads of references...Tom Fleming has done an excellent job. He seems to have chosen all the right people, briefed them thoroughly on what he wanted and, as a result, has produced a volume which, although diverse in authorship, is remarkably consistent...I don't think it will age as fast as some similar volumes because of the quality of reviews and because of their comprehensive nature. Well done, Tom and Chapman and Hall - British Society for Cell Biology Newsletter; Tom Fleming has assembled a group of 13 articles, many from highly respected groups, that probe diverse topics ranging from details of epithelial structure of the development of a variety of epithelial tissues. The result is a wide-ranging and unique perspective (giving a full picture of how epithelial tissues are formed and how they work)... - Trends in Cell Biology


Contents

Intercellular junctions and cell adhesion in epithelial cells, David Garrod and Jane Collins; shaping an epithelial cell - the role of cell adhesion molecules in the reorganization of the membrane-cytoskeleton, Helen McNeill and W.James Nelson; biogenetic pathways and targeting signals in polarized epithelia, Sharon Powell and Enrique Rodriguez-Boulan; trophectodem biogenesis in the preimplantation mouse embryo, Tom Fleming; the formation and fate of the blastoderm epithelium of the drosophila embryo, Richard Warn and Michel Robert-Nicoud; development of kidney epithelial cells, Lydia Sorokin et al; development of the insect malpighian tubule, Helen Skaer; the establishment and maintenance of hepatocyte surface polarity, James Bartles; cytoskeletal components in intestinal brush border morphogenesis - an evaluation of their function, Monique Arpin and Evelyne Friederich; the role of yolk sac and gut epithelial cells in maternal immunoglobin transport, Arthur Wild; cell adhesion and the basement membrane in early epidemic morphogenesis, William Carter et al; functional interplay between ECM and ECM-degrading proteinases in the mammary gland - a co-ordinate system for regulating mammary epithelial function, Rabih Talhouk et al; salivary epithelium branching morphogenesis, Patricia Hardman and Brian Spooner.

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