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Post-Transcriptional Regulation by STAR Proteins

Control of RNA Metabolism in Development and Disease

  • Talila Volk
  • Karen Artzt
  • Reviews the available information on the structure of the RNA binding STAR domain and provides insights into how these proteins discriminate between different RNA targets

  • Overviews of the post-translational modifications of STAR proteins and their effects on biological functions

  • Reviews what is known about STAR proteins and human disease including osteoporosis, schizophrenia, cancer, infertility and ataxia


Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 693)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Karen Artzt, Jiang I. Wu
    Pages 1-24
  3. Yue Feng, Andrew Bankston
    Pages 25-36
  4. Monica J. Justice, Karen K. Hirschi
    Pages 82-92
  5. Talila Volk
    Pages 93-105
  6. Brian C. Rymond
    Pages 123-141
  7. Stéphane Richard
    Pages 142-157
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 159-162

About this book


Artzt Nervous System Protein Regulation START Volk

Editors and affiliations

  • Talila Volk
    • 1
  • Karen Artzt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular GeneticsWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Institute of Cell and Molecular BiologyUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

About the editors

Talila Volk is an associate professor in the field of Developmental Biology and the incumbent of the Sir Ernest B. Chain Professional Chair. Her major research interest is in tissue morphogenesis and organogenesis during embryonic development. She has been studying the function and activity of the STAR family member Held Out Wing (HOW) in the fruit fly Drosophila since 1999. She served as the chair for the Society of Developmental Biology in Israel (ISDB). Dr. Volk has gained her BSc from Tel‑Aviv University, and her MSc and PhD degrees from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Karen Artzt is an Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin where she directed a research laboratory for 20 years. There she was a member of the Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. Prior to that she was an associate Member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Her main research interests include developmental genetics with an emphasis on cancer biology. In collaboration with Tom Ebersole she identified and cloned the mouse gene quaking that was one of the founding members of the STAR family. Dr. Artzt received her academic degrees from Cornell university; a BA from the Ithaca campus and a PhD from the Medical College School of Graduate Sciences in New York City. In 1972 she spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Pasteur Institute in Paris under the direction of the Nobel Prize winner, Francois Jacob.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Post-Transcriptional Regulation by STAR Proteins
  • Book Subtitle Control of RNA Metabolism in Development and Disease
  • Editors Talila Volk
    Karen Artzt
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Landes Bioscience and Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-7004-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-7805-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-7005-3
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 162
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pharmacology/Toxicology
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