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Autophagy and Signaling

Esther Wong
September 14, 2017

Autophagy and Signaling is an up-to-date overview of the many signaling pathways regulating autophagy in response to different cellular needs. Discussion includes the status and future directions of autophagy signaling research with respect to different aspects of health and disease. These include...

Photographic and Descriptive Musculoskeletal Atlas of Gorilla: With Notes on the Attachments, Variations, Innervation, Synonymy and Weight of the Muscles

Rui Diogo, Josep M. Potau, Juan F. Pastor, Felix J. dePaz, Eva M. Ferrero, Gaelle Bello, Mercedex Barbosa, Bernard A. Wood
September 14, 2017

Even though the gorilla is our closest living relative, information about its anatomy, and particularly its musculature, is scarce. This book is the first photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of the gorilla. It includes high-quality photographs of musculoskeletal structures from most...

Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology: Principles and Applications

David M. Gardiner
September 12, 2017

Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology: Principles and Applications examines cutting-edge developments in the field of regenerative engineering. Specific attention is given to activities that embrace the importance of integrating developmental biology and tissue engineering, and how...

Sex Determination in Fish

T. J. Pandian
September 12, 2017

This book is the first to report that research in allogenics/xenogenics has conclusively shown that fishes have retained bisexual potency even after sexual maturity and spermiation. The XY genotype found in the unexpected female phenotypes sired by supermales (Y1Y2) and androgenic males (Y2Y2)...

Biology of Domestic Animals

Colin G. Scanes, Rodney A. Hill
August 17, 2017

There is increasing interest in the biology of domestic animals ranging from genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, nutritional physiology, and systems biology. This book touches on all of these, with a particular focus on topics such as domestic animals as comparative models to humans, molecular...

Reproduction and Development in Mollusca

T. J. Pandian
August 04, 2017

This book is perhaps the first attempt to comprehensively project the uniqueness of molluscs, covering almost all aspects of reproduction and development from aplacophorans to vampyromorphic cephalopods. Molluscs are unique for the presence of protective external shell, defensive inking, geographic...

Calcium Entry Channels in Non-Excitable Cells

Juliusz Ashot Kozak, James W. Putney, Jr.
June 08, 2017

Calcium Entry Channels in Non-Excitable Cells focuses on methods of investigating the structure and function of non-voltage gated calcium channels. Each chapter presents important discoveries in calcium entry pathways, specifically dealing with the molecular identification of store-operated calcium...

Fish Defenses Vol. 1: Immunology

Giacomo Zaccone
May 31, 2017

The greatest complexity of the immune response is shown by vertebrates which are endowed with innate and acquired immunity. Immunological studies performed mostly in mammals have been the reference for studies in other vertebrates. The study of immunological fish defenses has advanced considerably...

Human Variation: From the Laboratory to the Field

C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Akira Yasukouchi, Stanley Ulijaszek
May 31, 2017

The transition in anthropological and biomedical research methods over the past 50 years, from anthropometric and craniometric measurements to large-scale microarray genetic studies has resulted in continued revision of opinions and ideas relating to the factors and forces that drive human...

Connective Tissue: Histophysiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Nikolay Petrovich Omelyanenko, Leonid Ilyich Slutsky, Sergey Pavlovich Mironov
February 07, 2017

Connective tissue is a multicomponent, polyfunctional complex of cells and extracellular matrix that serves as a framework for all organs, combining to form a unified organism. It is a structure responsible for numerous vital functions such as tissue–organ integration, morphogenesis, homeostasis...

Gap Junction Channels and Hemichannels

Donglin Bai, Juan C. Sáez
August 18, 2016

Gap junction channels are a group of intercellular channels expressed in tissues and organs to synchronize many physiological processes. A gap junction channel is formed by the docking of two hemichannels, and each hemichannel is a hexamer of connexins. The field of gap junction channel and...

Structural and Mediator Lipidomics: A Functional View

Michel Lagarde, Nathalie Bernoud-Hubac, Celine Costaz, Frederic Carriere, Michel Guichardant
June 13, 2016

Lipidomics forms part of the field of metabolomics, which in turn follows on from genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics, in a top-down manner. It is the study of hydrophobic molecules called lipids; however, lipid molecular species are so numerous that investigators tend to subdivide global...