The Cytoskeleton in Health and Disease

  • Heide Schatten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Overview of the Cytoskeleton

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Heide Schatten
      Pages 3-7
  3. Focus on Cytoskeletal Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Juliana de Mattos Coelho-Aguiar, Felipe Andreiuolo, Henrike Gebhardt, Luiz Henrique Geraldo, Bruno Pontes, Diana Isabel Lourenço Matias et al.
      Pages 87-117
    3. Alessandra Gallo, Elisabetta Tosti
      Pages 147-166
  4. Focus on Microtubules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Sabrina Zink, Ralf Jacob
      Pages 187-194
  5. Focus on Intermediate Filaments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Zhenlin Li, Ara Parlakian, Jacqueline Gao-Li, Mathias Mericskay, Onnik Agbulut
      Pages 241-280
  6. Focus on Microfilaments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Brooke K. McMichael, Beth S. Lee
      Pages 337-361
    3. Simon Brayford, Galina Schevzov, Julien Vos, Peter Gunning
      Pages 373-391
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 393-395

About this book


This volume explores the cytoskeleton, examining its structural and functional roles and its dysfunctions which often lead to disease. Microtubules, microfilaments, intermediate filaments, and cytoskeletal functions and dysfunctions in different organ systems are thoroughly discussed. The text is organized into four sections, each of which covers specific subtopics. These consist of an introductory chapter followed by topics of current interest and expert-provided contributions which include each topic's key cell and molecular details.

Comprehensive yet concise,  The Cytoskeleton in Health and Disease presents cutting- edge new knowledge balanced with background information, both of which are readily understandable for the newcomer and for the experienced researcher alike. The book highlights the new aspects of the research and its impact on  the design of new strategies or the identification of new targets for therapeutic intervention. This book will be essential reading for scientists, students, teachers who are interested in expanding their knowledge related to the cytoskeleton for diagnostic, therapeutic or research-based purposes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Heide Schatten
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary PathobiologyUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA

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