Cell Fusions

Regulation and Control

  • Lars-Inge Larsson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lars-Inge Larsson
    Pages 1-9
  3. Anders L. Kjeldbjerg, Shervin Bahrami, Finn Skou Pedersen
    Pages 11-39
  4. Philippe Pérot, Cécile Montgiraud, Dimitri Lavillette, François Mallet
    Pages 63-115
  5. Hungwen Chen, Mei-Leng Cheong
    Pages 117-137
  6. Susanne-Filiz Önel, Christine Dottermusch, Angela Sickmann, Detlev Buttgereit, Renate Renkawitz-Pohl
    Pages 139-170
  7. Natsuko Kawano, Yuichiro Harada, Keiichi Yoshida, Mami Miyado, Kenji Miyado
    Pages 171-184
  8. Young-Joo Yi, Shawn W. Zimmerman, Peter Sutovsky
    Pages 185-201
  9. Berthold Huppertz, Martin Gauster
    Pages 203-217
  10. Agnès Vignery
    Pages 219-231
  11. Takeshi Miyamoto, Toshio Suda
    Pages 233-248
  12. Bolette Bjerregaard, Jan Fredrik Talts, Lars-Inge Larsson
    Pages 267-275
  13. Alain Silk, Anne E. Powell, Paige S. Davies, Melissa H. Wong
    Pages 277-314
  14. Jianlin Gong, Shigeo Koido
    Pages 315-350
  15. Rossitza Lazova, Ashok K. Chakraborty, John M. Pawelek
    Pages 351-394
  16. Reiner Strick, Matthias W. Beckmann, Pamela L. Strissel
    Pages 395-426
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 427-436

About this book


Cell fusions are important to fertilization, placentation, development of skeletal muscle and bone, calcium homeostasis and the immune defence system. Additionally, cell fusions participate in tissue repair and may be important to cancer development, progression and therapy. A large number of factors regulate cell fusions, including receptors and ligands, membrane domain organizing proteins, proteases, signaling molecules and fusogenic proteins that bring membranes close together. In the present volume, we interrogate what mechanisms that may be important to cell fusions in mammals and what mechanisms that may be shared with lower organisms and viruses. Additionally, the importance of cell fusions to the pathogenesis as well as treatment of diseases is addressed.

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars-Inge Larsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Life Sciences, Division of Cell BiologyUniversity of CopenhagenFrederiksberg CDenmark

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