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New cell adhesion research.


New cell adhesion research.

Ed. by Patrick Nott and Matthew Temple.

Nova Biomedical Books


296 pages




This book highlights recent work on cell adhesion, the binding of one cell to another cell or to a surface or matrix, and looks at the role of cell adhesion in mitochondrial retrograde signaling, a recently discovered mammalian cellular signaling pathway that might be activated by radiation. Novel experimental techniques are described for probing cellular forces exerted at the sites of adhesive contacts, and the impact of these forces on cell adhesion in orchestrating multi-cellular behavior. The roles of nano and microtopography in the substratum upon cell adhesion are addressed, as well as the effects of substratum and near-substratum mechanical properties on cell adhesion. Other topics explored are a newly discovered mast-cell adhesion molecule called CADM1, carbon nanoparticles used as substrates for cell adhesion and growth, and the epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM). Color and b&w images are included.

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