Parallels in Cell to Cell Junctions in Plants and Animals

  • A. W. Robards
  • W. J. Lucas
  • J. D. Pitts
  • H. J. Jongsma
  • D. C. Spray
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. R. Dermietzel, T. K. Hwang
    Pages 1-12
  3. Malcolm E. Finbow, Paul Thompson, Jeff Keen, Phillip Jackson, Elias Eliopolous, Liam Meagher et al.
    Pages 13-19
  4. K. Willecke, H. Hennemann, K. Herbers, R. Heynkes, G. Kozjek, J. Look et al.
    Pages 21-34
  5. H. J. Jongsma, M. B. Rook
    Pages 87-99
  6. Florenci Serras, Jo A. M. van den Biggelaar
    Pages 129-143
  7. E. P. Eleftheriou
    Pages 223-237
  8. W. J. Lucas, S. Wolf, C. M. Deom, G. M. Kishore, R. N. Beachy
    Pages 261-274
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 275-287

About these proceedings


Intracellular junctions provide routes for direct cell-to-cell signalling in both plants and animals. The present volume treats the parallels and differences between such junctions in animals and plants and discusses the most recent methods of examining the physiological functions and regulation of intracellular communication. Strong evidence of both molecular as well as functional simi§ larities between plasmodesmata and gap junctions is increasing. Even more interesting is the discovery that animal gap junction proteins cross-react immunologically with some proteins in plant cells. Thus the molecular construction and function of these crucially important ultrastructural cell components is now open to a concerted research effort to understand how cells, both plant and animal, facilitate and regulate intercellular transport.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. W. Robards
    • 1
  • W. J. Lucas
    • 2
  • J. D. Pitts
    • 3
  • H. J. Jongsma
    • 4
  • D. C. Spray
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute for Applied BiologyThe University of YorkYorkUK
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  3. 3.Beatson Institute for Cancer ResearchWolfson Laboratory for Molecular PathologyBearsden, GlasgowUK
  4. 4.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Department of NeuroscienceAlbert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityBronxUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83973-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83971-9
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