Membrane Microdomain Signaling

Membrane Microdomain Signaling : Lipid Rafts in Biology and Medicine

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Cutting-edge articles review our current understanding of lipid microdomain signaling mechanisms and their physiological and pathological importance. The book describes the role of lipid rafts in learning, memory, and cancer, presents the emerging evidence that lipid rafts play critical roles in signaling pathways and the regulation of synaptic function in the nervous system, and shows how alterations in lipid raft metabolism are implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. Techniques are also described for the isolation of lipid rafts, the analysis of the lipid and protein components of lipid rafts, the imaging of lipid rafts in living cells, and the analysis of signal transduction in lipid rafts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 214 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 20.3mm | 567g
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • X, 214 p.
  • 1588293548
  • 9781588293541

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Lipid rafts-discrete regions in cell membranes that are rich in cholesterol and sphingolipids-are emerging not only as pivotal command and control centers for cellular signaling processes, but also as central to a wide array of human diseases, including immune disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer's disease. In Membrane Microdomain Signaling: Lipid Rafts in Biology and Medicine, multidisciplinary experts offer cutting-edge reviews of our current understanding of these membrane microdomains and their physiological and pathological roles. Here, readers will discover how lipid rafts change in cells over time and how they respond to various environmental signals, how cholesterol modulates the signaling function of lipid rafts, and how lipid rafts, the extracellular matrix, and the cell cytoskeleton structurally interact. Also described are the role of lipid rafts in learning, memory, and cancer, and as portals for endocytic uptake of an anticancer- and apoptotic alkyl-lysophospholipid. The authors also present emerging evidence that lipid rafts play critical roles in signaling pathways and the regulation of synaptic function in the nervous system, and that alterations in lipid raft metabolism are implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. They also describe techniques for the isolation of lipid rafts, the analysis of the lipid and protein components of lipid rafts, the imaging of lipid rafts in living cells, and the analysis of signal transduction in lipid rafts.
Comprehensive and insightful, Membrane Microdomain Signaling: Lipid Rafts in Biology and Medicine offers researchers a multidisciplinary review of the latest basic, translational, and clinical research that promises to transform our understanding microdomain signaling mechanisms.
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Table of contents

From Intramolecular Asymmetries to Raft Assemblies: A Short Guide for the Puzzled in Lipidomics
Ephraim Yavin and Annette Brand

Regulatory Aspects of Membrane Microdomain (Raft) Dynamics in Live Cells: A Biophysical Approach
Janos Matko and Janos Szoellosi

Lipid Raft Membrane Skeletons
Elizabeth J. Luna, Thomas Nebl, Norio Takizawa, and Jessica L. Crowley

Role of Cholesterol in Membrane Microdomain Signaling
Christopher J. Fielding

Raft Lipid Metabolism in Relation to Alkyl-Lysophospholipid-Induced Apoptosis
Arnold H. van der Luit, Marcel Verheij, and Wim J. van Blitterswijk

Role of Lipid Rafts in Signal Transduction and Synaptic Plasticity of Neural Cells
Markus Delling and Melitta Schachner

Role of Rafts in Virus Fusion and Budding
Wu Ou and Jonathan Silver

Alterations in Raft Lipid Metabolism in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Mark P. Mattson, Roy G. Cutler, and Norman J. Haughey

Caveolin and Cancer: A Complex Relationship
Mordechai Liscovitch, Elke Burgermeister, Neeru Jain, Dana Ravid, Maria Shatz, and Lilach Tencer

Dietary Modulation of Lipid Rafts: Implications for Disease Prevention and Treatment
Mark P. Mattson

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"...a good acquisition for general medical and neuroscience libraries." - Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal
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