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About this book
The cytoskeleton is made up of a large variety of specialized proteins and is a highly dynamic system that is involved in the majority of key cellular events. It is now clear that the cytoskeleton is often associated, and has diverse roles in human disease. Emerging understanding of the molecular and cellular events that drive cytoskeletal mediated disease including cancer, heart disease, myopathies, neurodegenerative diseases and skin disorders, are also helping shape targeted therapeutic approaches to treat these diseases.
Cytoskeleton and Human Disease Book Summary reviews the key components, mechanisms and clinical implications of cytoskeletal defects in disease. Contributed by leading investigators in their respective fields, the chapters include topics associated with the basics of the cytoskeleton, actin-associated disease states, microtubule-associated disease states and intermediate filament-associated disease states.
This authoritative volume is intended for a wide audience of clinicians, researchers and students with an interest in the application of biomedical research to the understanding and management of disease states associated with the cytoskeleton.