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Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
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Symbiosis: Cellular, Molecular, Medical and Evolutionary Aspects

Editors: Kloc, Malgorzata (Ed.)

  • Gives overview on latest development in symbiosis research
  • Covers molecular, organellar, cellular, immunologic, genetic aspects of symbiosis 
  • Has a special focus on evolutionary aspects of symbiosis
  • Highlights symbiotic interactions in in humans and other model systems
  • Reviews future applications of human symbionts, e.g., as diagnostic tools, or for disease prediction 
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This volume presents a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in symbiosis research. It covers molecular, organellar, cellular, immunologic, genetic and evolutionary aspects of symbiotic interactions in humans and other model systems. The book also highlights new approaches to interdisciplinary research and therapeutic applications. 

Symbiosis refers to any mutually beneficial interaction between different organisms. The symbiotic origin of cellular organelles and the exchange of genetic material between hosts and their bacterial and viral symbionts have helped shaped the current diversity of life. 

Recently, symbiosis has gained a new level of recognition, due to the realization that all organisms function as a holobiome and that any kind of interference with the hosts influences their symbionts and vice versa, and can have profound consequences for the survival of both. For example, in humans, the microbiome, i.e., the entirety of all the microorganisms living in association with the intestines, oral cavity, urogenital system and skin, is partially inherited during pregnancy and influences the maturation and functioning of the human immune system, protects against pathogens and regulates metabolism. Symbionts also regulate cancer development, wound healing, tissue regeneration and stem cell function. 

The medical applications of this new realization are vast and largely uncharted. The composition and robustness of human symbionts could make them a valuable diagnostic tool for predicting impending diseases, and the manipulation of symbionts could yield new strategies for the treatment of incurable diseases.




About the authors

Prior to completing her postdoctoral training in Canada, Dr. Kloc was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Warsaw, Poland. She also served as a Research Associate in the Department of Biology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. While completing her postdoctoral training, Dr. Kloc earned the AHFMR Research Award from the University of Calgary and the MRC Biotechnology Training Award from Dalhousie University. She joined the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as a Research Scientist in the Department of Molecular Genetics in 1987, and became an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology there in 2006. Dr. Kloc joined the Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2008. Currently, Dr. Kloc is the Weill Cornell Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at The Houston Methodist Hospital and the Adjunct Professor at Department of Genetics, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center.

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Hardcover $179.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Symbiosis: Cellular, Molecular, Medical and Evolutionary Aspects
Editors
  • Malgorzata Kloc
Series Title
Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
Series Volume
69
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51849-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51849-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51848-6
Series ISSN
0080-1844
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 230
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
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