Cellular Biology of Ectoenzymes

Proceedings of the International Erwin-Riesch-Symposium on Ectoenzymes May 1984

  • Georg W. Kreutzberg
  • Martin Reddington
  • Herbert Zimmermann
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Perspectives

  3. Ectonucleotidases: General Aspects

  4. Ectonucleotidases: 5′Nucleotidase

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. J. P. Luzio, E. M. Bailyes, M. Baron, K. Siddle, B. M. Mullock, H. J. Geuze et al.
      Pages 89-116
    3. G. W. Kreutzberg, D. Heymann, M. Reddington
      Pages 147-164
    4. A. C. Newby, Y. Worku
      Pages 165-175
  5. Ecto-Protein Kinase

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. V. Kinzel, D. Kübler, E. Burow, W. Pyerin
      Pages 179-190
    3. D. Kübler, W. Pyerin, M. Fehst, V. Kinzel
      Pages 191-204
  6. Ectoglycosylation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. P. Mandel, Y. Matsui, D. Lombard, H. Dreyfus
      Pages 207-215
  7. Ectoacetylcholinesterase

  8. Ectopeptidases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. J.-C. Schwartz, C. Gros, B. Giros, C. Llorens, B. Malfroy, C. Rose et al.
      Pages 272-284
    3. W. E. G. Müller, D. K. Schuster, G. Leyhausen, C. Sobel, H. Umezawa
      Pages 285-293
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 303-313

About these proceedings


Cells do not normally live as single entities but are grouped together in specific functional and structural configurations in various tissues. Intra­ cellular mechanisms maintain cellular viability and provide the means necessary for their specific cellular functions. The interaction between cells is maintained by mechanisms involving extracellular signalling. Such extracellular mechanisms may include special properties of the cell surface which involve immediate cell contact, but may also represent mechanisms which act at a distance and are mediated via special secretions and/or re­ ceptors. Recent studies on cell-cell contact have tended to stress cell sur­ face components directly mediating cellular interactions; the extracellular medium as a metabolically active compartment has been rather neglected. However, it represents a vital medium through which cells communicate, being important in, for example, chemotaxis in primitive organisms, and in devel~ment and in the coordination of multiple functions in multi­ cellular 0 ganisms. It is not surprising, therefore, that a number of mole­ cular me anisms have developed together with increasing biological complexi during evolution. Two aspects of the extracellular space have received increasing attention in the last few years. First, several macro­ molecules such as collagen, laminin and fibronectin have been identified as components of an extracellular matrix giving a structural dimension to the extracellular compartment.


attention biology cell cellular mechanisms enzyme evolution tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Georg W. Kreutzberg
    • 1
  • Martin Reddington
    • 1
  • Herbert Zimmermann
    • 2
  1. 1.Abt. NeuromorphologieMax-Planck-Institut für PsychiatrieMartinsriedGermany
  2. 2.AK NeurochemieZoologisches Institut der UniversitätFrankfurt/M.Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70666-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70664-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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