Extracellular Nucleic Acids


ISBN: 978-3-642-12616-1 (Print) 978-3-642-12617-8 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-14

    Extracellular DNA as Matrix Component in Microbial Biofilms

  3. Chapter

    Pages 15-24

    Gene Transfer Agents and Defective Bacteriophages as Sources of Extracellular Prokaryotic DNA

  4. Chapter

    Pages 25-37

    Roles of Extracellular DNA in Bacterial Ecosystem

  5. Chapter

    Pages 39-53

    Stable Extracellular DNA: A Novel Substrate for Genetic Engineering that Mimics Horizontal Gene Transfer in Nature

  6. Chapter

    Pages 55-67

    Extracellular Nucleic Acids of the Marine Phototrophic Bacterium Rhodovulum sulfidophilum and Related Bacteria: Physiology and Biotechnology

  7. Chapter

    Pages 69-92

    Systemic RNAi in C. elegans from the Viewpoint of RNA as Extracellular Signals

  8. Chapter

    Pages 93-128

    Circulating Nucleic Acids in Health and Disease

  9. Chapter

    Pages 129-145

    Circulating MicroRNAs in Cancer

  10. Chapter

    Pages 147-166

    Biology and Diagnostic Applications of Cell-Free Fetal Nucleic Acids in Maternal Plasma

  11. Chapter

    Pages 167-189

    The Biology of Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma and Serum (CNAPS)

  12. Chapter

    Pages 191-208

    Modulation and Regulation of Gene Expression by CpG Oligonucleotides

  13. Chapter

    Pages 209-227

    Immune Recognition of Nucleic Acids and Their Metabolites

  14. Back Matter

    Pages 229-232