Cell Signal Transduction, Second Messengers, and Protein Phosphorylation in Health and Disease

  • A. Martin Municio
  • M. Teresa Miras-Portugal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Shun-ichi Nakamura, Yoshinori Asaoka, Kouji Ogita, Yasutomi Nishizuka
    Pages 33-42
  3. Sonsoles Hortelano, Ana M. Genaro, María J. M. Díaz-Guerra, Lisardo Boscá
    Pages 51-64
  4. José Sánchez-Prieto, Elena Vázquez, Inmaculada Herrero
    Pages 65-75
  5. Matyas Koltai, David Hosford, Pierre G. Braquet
    Pages 101-111
  6. Irene Garcia-Higuera, Cristina Murga, Petronila Penela, Ana Ruyiz-Gomez, Federico Mayor Jr.
    Pages 129-138
  7. Eva Cano, M. Angeles Muñoz-Fernández, Manuel Fresno
    Pages 139-148
  8. J. Avila, M. D. Ledesma, L. Ulloa, J. García de Ancos, M. García Rocha, J. Domínguez et al.
    Pages 153-159
  9. Pedro Cuevas, Diana Reimers, Fernando Carceller, Fu Xiaobing, Guillermo Giménez-Gallego
    Pages 161-167
  10. M. Teresa Miras-Portugal, Jesus Pintor, Enrique Castro, Fernando Rodriguez-Pascual, Magdalena Torres
    Pages 169-186
  11. Mónica Parramón, Ma Jesús Oset-Gasque, Ma Pilar González, Ma Teresa Herrero
    Pages 187-197
  12. Michael A. Moskowitz, Christian Waeber
    Pages 199-204
  13. Cecilio Giménez, Francisco Zafra, Carmen Aragón
    Pages 205-212
  14. Esmerilda G. Delicado, Raquel P. Sen, Teresa Casillas, M. Dolores Fideu, M. Teresa Miras-Portugal
    Pages 213-226
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 251-256

About this book


It is the great glory as it is also the great threat of science that everything which is in principle possible can be done if the intention to do it is sufficiently resolute. Peter Medawar, "The Threat and the Glory" An international symposium on "Cell Signal Transduction, Second Messengers, and Protein Phosphorylation in Health and Disease" was held at EI Escorial (Spain) from July 5-9, 1993 as a summer course of the Complutense University in Madrid. The lectures were delivered by renowned scientists from Europe, America, and Asia and attended by a large number of young scientists and graduate students from many countries. During evolution multicellular organisms have developed the most sophisticated and heterogeneous signals to maintain in harmony their multiple functions. The latest and most controversial aspects and developments in signal transduction were the main focus of this course. The communication among participants was extremely fluid, alive, and warm. This allowed the understanding of the key steps in cellular communication, from their original and historical sources to the main present hypothesis in the borderline of the latest scientific discoveries in this field. Without any doubt, the special atmosphere of the place, the monuments and the old granite stones, the "patio" with the fountain and the rose garden were responsible for the cordial meeting. This book comprises the manuscripts of the participants and we hope it will contribute to our knowledge of cellular signal transduction and be of value to a wider scientific community.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Martin Municio
    • 1
  • M. Teresa Miras-Portugal
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Academy of Sciences of SpainMadridSpain
  2. 2.Complutense University of MadridMadridSpain

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