Cell biology is a
multidisciplinary scientific field that its modern expansion in new knowledge.
This book is a compilation of inspiring reviews/original studies, which are
divided into sections: New Methods in Cell Biology, Molecular and Cellular
Regulatory Mechanisms, and Cellular Basis of Disease and Therapy.
The book covers a wide
range of issues related to new developments and innovations in cell-based
therapies discussed in basic and clinical chapters from authors around the world
involved in stem cell studies and research. It thereby complements and extends
the basic coverage of stem cells, such as mesenchymal stem cells, effect of stem
cells on aging, cover hematopoietic stem cells, storage and cryopreservation,
issues related to clinical applications such as haploidentical transplants and
use of stem cells for the treatment of Huntingtons disease.
Myelomonocytes are the
multipotent cells in the stage of blood cell differentiation, which mainly
comprise blood monocytes, tissue macrophages and subset of dendritic cells. The
present volume shows an extensive area of current immunology research.Topics
covered includes: Phenotypic Markers and Functional Regulators of Myelomonocytic
Cells, Dendritic Cells, The Biological Function of Kupffer Cells in Liver
Disease, The Role of Monocytes or Macrophages in HBV and HCV Infection,
Myelomonocytic Cell Lines in Modeling HIV-1 Infection of the Bone Marrow.
This lecture note covers the following topics: Introduction to Cell
Biology, How to Study Cells, Cellular Building Blocks: Proteins, Cellular
Building Blocks: Lipids and Membranes, Membrane Transport, Intracellular
compartments and Transport, Cell Communication, Cell Communication,
Cytoskeleton: Actin and muscle contractility, Intermediate Filaments,
Microtubules, Mitosis and Meiosis.
This book is divided in
to two sections. Section A introduces cells, the molecular and structural
organizations of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, cell division, nucleic acids,
colloidal systems and techniques in cell biology. Section B starts with the
history of genetics and moves on to genetic code and chromosomal theory. This
section also covers mutations and variations, elements of population genetics
and the application of genetics in biotechnology, agriculture, medicine and
This note explains the following topics: Epigenetic mechanisms controlling mesodermal specification, Imaging chromatin in
embryonic stem cells, Epigenetic silencing during early lineage commitment, The
chromatin signature of pluripotent cells, Stem cells, cancer, and epigenetics.