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Heat Shock Proteins: Classification, Functions and Applications
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Editors: Saad Usmani (Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA)
Book Description:
Over the last decade, major advances have been made in understanding the role of heat shock proteins (HSPs) in cellular functions. They are universally expressed by all living organisms and are one of the oldest protective mechanisms cells have against environmental stress. The present book is an effort to provide the reader with an overview on the broad and diverse role of HSPs in normal as well as abnormal animal and human physiology. It covers topics ranging from the role of HSPs in immune system and cancer biology to their effects in regulating the reproductive cycle. Each chapter has been written by well-respected investigators in the field, providing a well-balanced concise review of the subject. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-vii

Chapter 1: Heat Shock Proteins and Immune Functions
(Robert Binder, Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)pp. 1-24

Chapter 2: Heat Shock Proteins as Molecular Targets for Anticancer Therapy: Approaches, Agents, and Trends
(Alexander E. Kabakov and Vladimir A. Kudryavtsev, Department of Radiation Biochemistry, Medical Radiology Research Center, Obninsk, Russia)pp. 25-56

Chapter 3: Involvement of Heat Shock Proteins in Normal Follicular Growth and Ovarian Follicular Cysts
(Melisa M.L. Velázquez, Natalia R. Salvetti, Florencia Rey, Fernanda M. Rodríguez. Valentina Matiller, M. Eugenia Baravalle, Hugo H. Ortega, Department of Morphological Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, National University of Litoral, Argentina, and others)pp. 57-72

Chapter 4: The Role of Heat Shock Proteins in Huntington’s Disease (Leigh Anne Swayne and Joana Gil-Mohapel, Division of Medical Sciences, Island Medical Program, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)pp. 73-94

Chapter 5: Roles of Heat Shock Proteins of Sesamia Nonagrioides in Developmental Processes and Abiotic Stress Response
(Anna Kourti, Theodoros Gkouvitsas and Dimitrios Kontogiannatos, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece)pp. 95-134

Chapter 6: Reproductive Cycle and Temperature-related Differences in Baseline Levels of HSP70 and Metallothioneins in Wild Oyster Populations of Crassostrea Gigas
(Anne-Leïla Meistertzheim, Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Environnement Marin (LEMAR), Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Plouzané, France)pp. 135-154

Chapter 7: Posttranslational Modification of Heat Shock Protein 25/27 (HSP25/27) by Methylglyoxal in Gastrointestinal Cancer
(Tomoko Oya-Ito, Yuji Naito, Tomohisa Takagi, Osamu Handa, Keisuke Shima and Toshikazu Yoshikawa, Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan, and others)pp. 155-162

Index pp. 163-173

   Series:
      Protein Biochemistry, Synthesis, Structure and Cellular Functions
      Cell Biology Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013- March
   Pages: 180, 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62417-571-8
   Status: AV
  
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