Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology

Cell Immortalization

Editors: Macieira-Coelho, Alvaro (Ed.)

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This book describes the most outstanding theoretical hypotheses aiming at explaining the infinite proliferative potential of a cell population, what is now known under the term cell immortalization. It elucidates the phenomenon from an evolutionary point of view, and describes the cell systems used and the experiments performed at the cellular and molecular levels to determine the mechanisms responsible for this cell property. It also appraises how the mortal and immortal phenotypes reflect characteristics of the respective organism, and stresses how this goes beyond the proposal that its opposite, the mortal phenotype, is a mechanism to protect the organism against cancer.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cell Immortalization
Editors
  • Alvaro Macieira-Coelho
Series Title
Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-06227-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-06227-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-65618-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08491-1
Series ISSN
0079-6484
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 208
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