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Editors: Alan J. Corvin
Book Description:
Apoptosis is the regulated form of cell death. It is a complex process defined by a set of characteristic morphological and biochemical features that involves the active participation of affected cells in a self-destruction cascade. This programmed cell death plays a critical role in physiological functions such as cell deletion during embryonic development, balancing cell number in continuously renewing tissues and immune system development. Additionally, a dysregulation of apoptosis is underlying in numerous pathological situations such as Parkinson, Alzheimer┤s disease and cancer. A number of studies have pointed out an association between consumption of fruits and vegetables, and certain beverages such as tea and wine, which are rich in polyphenols, with reduced risk of chronic diseases, including cancer. Apoptosis is also the regulatory mechanism involved in the removal of unnecessary cells during development and in tissue homeostasis in a wide range of organisms from insects to mammals. The aim of this book is to provide new studies in the field of apoptosis research.

Table of Contents:
Preface


Chapter 1. Apoptosis and Disease: Unbalancing the Survival Equilibrium; pp. 1-52
(Frederica Chiara and Andrea Rasola, Univ. di Padova, Italy)

Chapter 2. Significance of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Apoptosis Induced by 7-Ketocholesterol in the Development of Vulnerable Plaque; pp. 53-68
(Yoh Miyashita, Atsuhito Saiki and Kei Endoh et al., Toho Univ., Japan)

Chapter 3. Cell Death in the Host-Parasitoid Relationship; pp. 69-96 (David B. Rivers, Loyola College, USA, Ekrem Ergin and Fevzi Uškan, Balıkesir Univ., Turkey)

Chapter 4. Protein Kinase Cδ: The Determinant of Cell Fate in Reponse to DNA Damage; pp. 97-120
(Kiyotsugu Yoshida, Tokyo Medical and Dental Univ., Japan)

Chapter 5. Heat Shock Proteins Against Radiation-Induced Apoptosis: Facts, Hypotheses, Prospects; pp. 121-158
(Alexander E. Kabakov, Medical Radiology Research Center, Russia)

Chapter 6. Role of Genetic Element SINE Expression in Apoptosis of the Cell; pp. 159-178
(Tatyana V. Nikitina and Luydmila I. Tischenko, St. Petersburg State Univ., Russia)

Chapter 7. The Role of Endonucleases in Chromosomal DNA Fragmentation Associated with Apoptosis and Necrosis; pp. 179-192
(Yoshihiro Higuchi, Kanazawa Univ. Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan)

Chapter 8. Overgrowth-Induced Apoptosis by dco3, a Drosophila Mutant Allele for Casein Kinase Iδ/ε; pp. 193-212
(Takashi Adachi-Yamada, Toshiyuki Harumoto and Atsushi Okabe et al., Kobe Univ., Japan)

Chapter 9. Response to Cadmium Stress by Neoplastic and Immortalized Human Breast Cells: Evidence for Different Modulation of Gene Expression; pp. 213-239
(Claudio Luparello, Rosalia Sirchia and Laura Paci et al., Univ. di Palermo, Italy)

Chapter 10. Photosensitizers as Novel Compounds in Apoptosis Research; pp. 241-272
(N.K. Mak, Hong Kong Baptist Univ., Hong Kong, M.L. Lung, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology, Hong Kong and C.K. Chang et al., Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Chapter 11. Discrimination of Apoptotic Cells by Image Analysis; pp. 273-287
(Maria L.S. Mello, UNICAMP, Brazil)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-453-3
   Status: AV
  
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