Current Topics in Developmental Biology: Cytoskeleton in Development v. 26

Current Topics in Developmental Biology: Cytoskeleton in Development v. 26

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"Cytoskeleton in Development" is composed of essays on three topics in early development: egg activation, gastrulation, and terminal differentiation. Each essay describes the contributions of actin, tubulin, and their associated proteins to developmentally significant events in embryos of various species: sea urchin, "drosophila", frog, and chick. This volume brings together knowledge of the cytoskeleton with knowledge of embryology to reveal the contributions of cytoskeletal proteins. It reviews relation of cell structure to positional cue localization in the egg; cytoskeletal contributions to cell shape changes in early morphogenesis; and elaboration of tissue-specific structures during terminal differentiation.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 158.75 x 230 x 12.7mm | 433g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • references, index
  • 0121531260
  • 9780121531263

Table of contents

Actin organization in the sea urchin egg cortex, A. Spudich; localization of "bicoid" message during "drosophila" oogenesis, E.C. Stephenson and N.J. Pokrywka; actin and actin-associated proteins in "xenopus" eggs and early embryos - contribution to cytoarchitecture and gastrulation, E.L. Bearer; microtubules and cytoplasmic reorganizations in the frog egg, E. Houliston and R.P. Elinson; microtubule motors in the early sea urchin embryo, B.D. Wright and J.M. Scholey; assembly of the intestinal brush border cytoskeleton, M.B. Heintzelman and M.S. Mooseker; development of the chicken intestinal epithelium, S.N. Mamajiwalla et al; developmental regulation of sarcomeric gene expression, C.P. Ordahl.
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