• Eric Holtzman

Part of the Cellular Organelles book series (CORG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Eric Holtzman
    Pages 25-92
  3. Eric Holtzman
    Pages 243-318
  4. Eric Holtzman
    Pages 319-361
  5. Eric Holtzman
    Pages 363-418
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 419-439

About this book


In 1976 I wrote a monograph on lysosomes (Lysosomes: A Survey, Springer­ Verlag, Vienna) that was intended as an up-to-date, comprehensive survey. Whatever success I may have achieved then in fulfilling that intention, even the effort now would be foolhardy. The literature has grown so rapidly in the past decade that I certainly could not even read all of the essential papers, let alone understand and analyze them. My goal here, therefore, is simply to introduce the major features of lysosomes at a level I hope will be useful both to I;ldvanced students and to researchers interested in obtaining a broad background. This is in keeping with the design of the Cellular Organelles series: the series is more a set of advanced texts than of review monographs. This design carries with it the decision not to support each point by refer­ ences to the original literature. I apologize for the injustice involved in such a decision but feel that in any event it would be impossibly unwieldy to cite, adequately and in a balanced manner, the contributions of the vast network of researchers responsible for the information upon which I draw.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Eric Holtzman
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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