The Kinetochore:

From Molecular Discoveries to Cancer Therapy

Editors: De Wulf, Peter, Earnshaw, William (Eds.)

  • Ties together the latest research into the workings of the kinetochore/centromere complex and neocentromeres; including what is known about their structure, how they function, how they are regulated, their involvement in the etiology of cancer, and how these structures might be targeted in cancer therapeutics

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Kinetochores orchestrate the faithful transmission of chromosomes from one generation to the next. Kinetochores were first depicted over 100 years ago, but kinetochore research has progressed by leaps and bounds since the first description of their constituent DNA and proteins in the 1980s. "The Kinetochore: from Molecular Discoveries to Cancer Therapy" edited by Peter De Wulf and William C. Earnshaw presents a thorough up-to-date analysis of kinetochore and centromere composition, formation, regulation, and activity, both in mitosis and meiosis, in humans and "model" eukaryotic species, and at natural and mutant neocentromeres. Recently initiated translational research on kinetochores is also discussed as kinetochores are being mined as a very rich target for the next generations of anti-cancer drugs.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Kinetochore-Microtubule Interactions

    Clayton, Lesley (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Kinetochore Composition, Formation, and Organization

    Fukagawa, Tatsuo (et al.)

    Pages 1-59

  • Mitotic Spindle Assembly Mechanisms

    Heald, Rebecca (et al.)

    Pages 1-38

  • Centromeres and Kinetochores: An Historical Perspective

    Bloom, Kerry S.

    Pages 1-20

  • The Centromere

    Sullivan, Beth A.

    Pages 1-32

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eBook $139.00
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Softcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2398-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Kinetochore:
Book Subtitle
From Molecular Discoveries to Cancer Therapy
Editors
  • Peter De Wulf
  • William Earnshaw
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-69076-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-69076-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-69073-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2398-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 516
Topics