Cell Polarity 1

Biological Role and Basic Mechanisms

  • Klaus Ebnet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Cell Polarity Regulators: Conserved Sets of Cell Polarity Proteins as Molecular Toolkits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shigeo Ohno, Spyros Goulas, Tomonori Hirose
      Pages 3-23
    3. Atsushi Suzuki
      Pages 25-50
    4. Barbara Vacca, Magali Barthélémy-Requin, Céline Burcklé, Dominique Massey-Harroche, André Le Bivic
      Pages 51-63
    5. Patrick O. Humbert, Sarah M. Russell, Lorey Smith, Helena E. Richardson
      Pages 65-111
  3. Cell Polarity: Different Aspects and Basic Principles of Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Flora Llense, Sandrine Etienne-Manneville
      Pages 115-146
    3. Bhavin Shah, Alejandro Lopez Tobon, Andreas W. Püschel
      Pages 147-165
    4. Tao Jiang, Daryl J. V. David, Tony J. C. Harris
      Pages 167-187
    5. M. Cereijido, R. G. Contreras, M. I. Larre, L. Shoshani
      Pages 189-204
    6. George E. Davis, Katherine R. Speichinger, Pieter R. Norden, Dae Joong Kim, Stephanie L. K. Bowers
      Pages 205-220
    7. Annette M. Shewan, Aline Awad, Juan Peng, Ama Gassama-Diagne
      Pages 221-244
  4. Cell Polarity and Cell–Cell Interactions: The Role of Cell Adhesion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Benjamin Franz Brinkmann, Hüseyin Tuncay, Klaus Ebnet
      Pages 277-302
    3. Elizabeth I. Tang, Dolores D. Mruk, Will M. Lee, C. Yan Cheng
      Pages 303-326
  5. Protein Sorting and Distribution in Polarized Epithelial Cells

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 395-397

About this book


This work provides a state-of-the art overview on the most relevant aspects of cell polarity.

Volume 1 addresses cell polarity and cell migration (front-rear polarity), cell polarity and barrier formation (apico-basal polarity) and neuronal polarity. It particularly focuses on cell polarity at the molecular level and the underlying molecular mechanisms. It also elaborates the common principles and mechanisms that regulate cellular polarization in different cell types and contexts.

Both volumes are intended for professors, group leaders and researchers in cell biology as well as medical professionals in the fields of anatomy, cell biology, physiology, pathology and tumor biology.​


Cell migration Cell polarity Cell-cell interactions Par proteins Tight junctions

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Ebnet
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute-associated Research Group “Cell Adhesion and Cell Polarity”, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation (ZMBE), University MünsterMünsterGermany

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