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Guidebook to the Cytoskeletal and Motor Proteins

Guidebook to the Cytoskeletal and Motor Proteins

by Thomas E. Kreis
     
 

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Since the first edition of Guidebook to Cytoskeletal and Motor Proteins, many new and important discoveries have been made on the structure and function of proteins involved in the microfilament, microtubule and intermediate filament systems in cells. This book collects much of the recent information on this diverse range of eukaryotic proteins, their genes, and

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Since the first edition of Guidebook to Cytoskeletal and Motor Proteins, many new and important discoveries have been made on the structure and function of proteins involved in the microfilament, microtubule and intermediate filament systems in cells. This book collects much of the recent information on this diverse range of eukaryotic proteins, their genes, and the roles they play in cell structure, motor function, and signaling. Like other guidebooks in this series, this volume provides precise and up-to-date information on an important class of biological molecules, enabling both newcomers and specialists to gain access to unfamiliar work. The book begins with a comprehensive look at the structure and function of cytoskeletal actin, tubulin, and intermediate filaments and their associated proteins and continues with coverage of proteins that are involved in new filament systems. A section on molecular motors and associated proteins details all that is currently known about the major motor protein families and associated proteins in the motor complex. As well, a section on organelle structural proteins carefully describes the roles these proteins have in efficient intracellular communication and function. This book is perfect for graduate students and researchers in biochemistry, cell biology and biomedical sciences and will prove itself a useful tool to nonprofessionals interested in molecular biology.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Ada A. Cole, PhD (Rush Medical College of Rush University)
Description: This book contains descriptions of more than 200 cytoskeletal and motor proteins. It is written by more than 150 contributors, including those scientists who either first reported or characterized the proteins.
Purpose: The purpose is to combine into one text brief descriptions of the enormous number of new intracellular proteins reported within the last decade. The explosive amount of new data that has emerged from this field is overwhelming. This book serves as an encyclopedia to seven major categories of the proteins, including actins and tubulins. Within each area the proteins are arranged alphabetically.
Audience: The target audience includes both the scientist and the student. This book will be informative for the novice or experienced researcher who has been unable to keep abreast of this rapidly expanding field.
Features: The book has a unique organization. For each protein listed, there is an introduction, characterization of the protein, purification techniques, available antibodies and cDNA clones, and amino acid sequence and gene sequence, if known. References include reviews as well as original research articles. Illustrations within the text include black-and-white photomicrographs and diagrams. One helpful feature is the first chapter to each section that serves as a broad introduction to orient thereader to the org anization of proteins in that area.
Assessment: This is a valuable addition to the library of any scientist involved in cellular function. The information contained within this book provides organization to a rapidly expanding area of proteins that will be extremely important for any cell or molecular biologist to understand.
3 Stars from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198599319
Publisher:
A Sambrook and Tooze Publication at Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Guidebook Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.71(d)

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Kreis died September 1998.

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