Cell Polarity 2

Role in Development and Disease

  • Klaus Ebnet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Cell Polarity During Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Olaf Bossinger, Tobias Wiesenfahrt, Michael Hoffmann
      Pages 33-65
    3. Adam Navis, Michel Bagnat
      Pages 67-92
  3. Asymmetric Cell Division and Stem Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Lars-Eric Fielmich, Sander van den Heuvel
      Pages 119-141
  4. Cell Polarity and Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Melina Mescher, Sandra Iden
      Pages 145-165
    3. Carlis Rejon, Luke McCaffrey
      Pages 187-207
  5. Pathogens Targeting Cell Polarity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Guillain Mikaty, Xavier Nassif, Mathieu Coureuil
      Pages 211-226
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-228

About this book


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

Volume 2 discusses the physiological and pathophysiological relevance of cell polarity. It especially focuses on pathophysiological conditions in which one or several aspects of cell polarity are impaired, and in which a loss of cell polarity possibly contributes to disease (e.g. epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in cancer, role of polarity proteins in cancer).

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


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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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