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Apoptosis : Language of Science - Enrico Mihich


Language of Science

By: Enrico Mihich (Editor), Robert T. Schimke (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1994
ISBN: 9780306447334
Number Of Pages: 272

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The fifth Annual Pezcoller Symposium entitled, Apoptosis, was held in Trento, Italy, June 9-1I, 1993 and was focused on the specific phenomena leading to Programmed Cell Death (PCD) or Apoptosis, and the mechanisms involved. With presentations at the cutting edge of progress and stimulating discussions, this Symposium addressed the genetics and molecular mechanisms determining PCD and the role of this suicidal process in cancer and the immune system. The functions of pS3, c myc and bel 2 in affecting apoptosis in different cell types and the role of ions and intracellular pH changes and that of intranuelear endonueleases are given particular emphasis as are the effects of anticancer agents, hormone imbalances and growth factors. The role of pS3, a tumor suppressor gene, in inducing PCD is discussed in detail as pertinent to hematological and non-hernatological tumors. The requirement of pS3 for the induction ofapoptosis by ionizing radiation or adenovirus oncoproteins is outlined. Decision points during the cell cyele affecting the cascade ofevents leading to PCD are discussed as is their role as "switches" under the control of c-myc and bel-2 proteins or the influence of cyele specific drugs. The concurrent requirement of multiple signals in determining apoptosis is emphasized. The examples of the role of PCD in the regulation of hematopoiesis, and in the generation of antigen-specific immune repertoire are illustrated.

Genetic Control of Programmed Cell Death in Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Apoptosis in Inherited Retinal Degeneration
Wild Type p53 Activity Contributes to Dependence on Heamtopoietic Survival Factors
Regulation of Apoptosis by the Transforming Gene Products of Adenovirus
Regulation of Apoptosis in Interleukin 3-Dependent Myeloid Progenitor Cells
Ion Signalling in Apoptosis
Molecular Controls of Cell Cycle Progression Following DNA Damage
The bcl2 Gene; D.M. Hockenbery. Nuclear Receptors and Thymocyte Apoptosis
Regulation of Cell Growth by Transcription Factors, IRF1 and IRF2
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ISBN: 9780306447334
ISBN-10: 0306447339
Series: Language of Science
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 30th June 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.72