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Cytokeratins in Intracranial and Intraspinal Tissues : Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology - Michael Bauer

Cytokeratins in Intracranial and Intraspinal Tissues

Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology

Paperback ISBN: 9783540551614
Number Of Pages: 82

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This is a summary of current immunomorphological data of cytokeratin detection in the various cell types of intracranial and intraspinal tissues. The problems of their detection are discussed as well as the interspecies variability in the expression of intermediate filaments. Together with the microtubuli and the micro-filaments, intermediate filament proteins represent the main constituents of the vertebrate cell cytoskeleton. This review specifically focuses on recent research concerning cytokeratin expression in selected neuroectodermal tissues, for which only sparse results exist.

Introductionp. 1
The Cytokeratins as a Member of the Intermediate Filament Protein Familyp. 1
Coexpression of Intermediate Filamentsp. 3
The Aim of This Studyp. 4
Methodological Aspectsp. 5
Fetal Development of Neuroectodermal Structuresp. 9
Choroid Plexus and Ependymap. 11
The Subcommissural Organp. 17
Ciliary and Retinal Pigment Epithelia of the Eyep. 23
Heterogeneity in the Immunolocalization of Cytokeratin-Specific Monoclonal Antibodies in Neuroectodermal Structuresp. 28
The Arachnoideap. 37
Pituitary Gland Epithelia and Adenomasp. 40
Endocrine Cells and Pituitary Adenomasp. 40
Folliculostellate Cells and Rathke's Cystsp. 45
Cytokeratin in Glial Cells and in Tumors of Glial Originp. 54
Cytokeratins in Nerve Cellsp. 55
Neural Crest Derivativesp. 56
Cytokeratin Expression in Tumors of Neuroectodermal Originp. 58
Implications on Cell Function and Differentiationp. 60
Conclusionsp. 64
Summaryp. 66
Referencesp. 68
Note Added in Proofp. 80
Subject Indexp. 81
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ISBN: 9783540551614
ISBN-10: 3540551611
Series: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 82
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 0.48
Weight (kg): 0.16