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Metamorphosis: Postembryonic Reprogramming of Gene Expression in Amphibian and Insect Cells

Series: Cell Biology Series

Edited By: Lawrence I Gilbert, Jamshed R Tata and Burr G Atkinson

687 pages, Figs, tabs

Academic Press

Hardback | Feb 1996 | #66483 | ISBN: 0122832450
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NHBS Price: £160.00 $201/€188 approx

About this book

Addresses various facets of postembryonic development, particularly signal transduction, mophogenesis, cell-cell interactions, and programmed cell death. A key feature of the book is its exploration of the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes.


Contents

Insects: Evolution of Insect Metamorphosis. Endocrine Cascade in Insect Metamorphosis. Ecdysone-Regulated Chromosome Puffing in Drosophila Melanogaster. Chromosme Puffing: Supramolecular Aspects of Ecdysteroid Hormone Action. Molecular Aspects of Juvenile Hormone Action in Insect Metamorphosis. Metamorphosis of the Cuticle, Its Proteins and Their Genes. Metamorphosis of the Insect Nervous System. Gene Regulation in Imaginal Disc and Salivary Gland Development During Drosophila Metamorphosis. Genes Involved in Postembryonic Cell Proliferation in Drosphila. Amphibians: Endocrinology of Amphibian Metamorphosis. Neuroendocrine Control of Amphibian Metamorphosis. Neuroendocrine Control of Amphibian Metamorphosis. Hormonal Interplay and Thyroid Hormone Receptor Expression During Amphibian Metamorphosis. Thyroid Hormone-Regulated Early and Late Genes During Amphibians Metamorphosis. Reprogramming of Genes Expressed in Amphibian Liver During Metamorphosis. Switching of Globin Genes During Anuran Metamorphosis. Hormone-Induced Changes in Keratin Gene Expression During Amphibian Skin Metamorphosis. Metamorphosis: An Immunologically Unique Period in the Life of the Frog. Cell Death and Histolysis in Amphibian Tail During Metamorphosis.

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Biography

Lawrence I. Gilbert is William Rand Kenan jr. Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served on many national and international committees in the areas of insect biochemistry, physiology and more recently, molecular biology. Dr. Gilbert has been the author or coauthor of about 300 research publications and books and has received many awards for his professional work. These include the Lifetime Mentor Award of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, the Gregor Mendel Award from the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Jefferson Award (highest award given by the University of North Carolina, and is an elected fellow of the American Academy for Arts and Sciences, the Entomological Society of America and the AAAS. During his career he has mentored 34 doctoral students and 55 post-doctoral associates and visiting scholars. His research has been continually supported by grants from NIH and/or NSF.

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