Asymmetric Cell Division in Development, Differentiation and Cancer

  • Jean-Pierre Tassan
  • Jacek Z. Kubiak

Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Ismael Sánchez-Osorio, Carlos A. Hernández-Martínez, Agustino Martínez-Antonio
    Pages 1-21
  3. Arielle Koonyee Lam, Bryan T. Phillips
    Pages 83-114
  4. Jerome Teuliere, Gian Garriga
    Pages 141-163
  5. Emmanuel Gallaud, Tri Pham, Clemens Cabernard
    Pages 183-210
  6. Szczepan M. Bilinski, Jacek Z. Kubiak, Malgorzata Kloc
    Pages 211-228
  7. Jean-Pierre Tassan, Martin Wühr, Guillaume Hatte, Jacek Kubiak
    Pages 243-260
  8. Takefumi Negishi, Hiroki Nishida
    Pages 261-284
  9. Agathe Chaigne, Marie-Emilie Terret, Marie-Hélène Verlhac
    Pages 285-299

About this book


This book provides readers with an overview of the frequent occurrence of asymmetric cell division. Employing a broad range of examples, it highlights how this mode of cell division constitutes the basis of multicellular organism development and how its misregulation can lead to cancer.

To underline such developmental correlations, readers will for example gain insights into stem cell fate and tumor growth. In turn, subsequent chapters include descriptions of asymmetric cell division from unicellular organisms to humans in both physiological and pathological conditions. The book also illustrates the importance of this process for evolution and our need to understand the background mechanisms, offering a valuable guide not only for students in the field of developmental biology but also for experienced researchers from neighboring fields.


Cell Division asymmetric cell division embryo development differentiation cancer etiology stem cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Tassan
    • 1
  • Jacek Z. Kubiak
    • 2
  1. 1.IGDR, UMR 6290, CNRSUniversité de Rennes 1RennesFrance
  2. 2.Inst of Genetics & Dev of Rennes IGCNRS/Unive Rennes 1 UMR 6290Rennes CedexFrance

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