Cell Fusion

Overviews and Methods

  • Elizabeth H. Chen

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 475)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Cell Fusion

    1. Casey A. Ydenberg, Mark D. Rose
      Pages 3-20
    2. André Fleißner, Anna R. Simonin, N. Louise Glass
      Pages 21-38
    3. Scott Alper, Benjamin Podbilewicz
      Pages 53-74
    4. Susan M. Abmayr, Shufei Zhuang, Erika R. Geisbrecht
      Pages 75-97
    5. Paul M. Wassarman, Eveline S. Litscher
      Pages 99-113
    6. Katie M. Jansen, Grace K. Pavlath
      Pages 115-133
    7. Berthold Huppertz, Marcus Borges
      Pages 135-147
    8. Agnès Vignery
      Pages 149-161
  3. Cell Fusion Assays

    1. Alison E. Gammie
      Pages 197-211
    2. Star Ems, William A. Mohler
      Pages 245-262
    3. Brian E. Richardson, Karen Beckett, Mary K. Baylies
      Pages 263-274
    4. Shiliang Zhang, Elizabeth H. Chen
      Pages 275-297
    5. Beatriz Estrada, Alan M. Michelson
      Pages 299-314
    6. Paul G. Hodor, Charles A. Ettensohn
      Pages 315-334
    7. Naokazu Inoue, Masaru Okabe
      Pages 335-345
    8. Jessica H. Shinn-Thomas, Victoria L. Scranton, William A. Mohler
      Pages 347-361
    9. Sascha Drewlo, Dora Baczyk, Caroline Dunk, John Kingdom
      Pages 363-382
    10. Agnès Vignery
      Pages 383-395
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 397-421

About this book


Exciting work in the past decade has revealed commonalities and differences among individual cell fusion events. In Cell Fusion: Overviews and Methods, a team of leading experts provide a collection of overviews that outline our current understanding of cell fusion and methods that present classic and state-of-the-art experimental approaches in a variety of systems.  Divided into two convenient parts, the volume begins with nine overviews which describe different cell fusion events in models from yeast to mammals, and it continues with thirteen chapters illustrating commonly used methods to assay cell fusion in particular systems. As a part of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series, these methods chapters compile step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols with lists of the necessary materials and reagents, along with tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Cutting-edge and user-friendly, Cell Fusion: Overviews and Methods serves as a comprehensive resource for anyone, expert or novice, interested in the fascinating biological process of cell fusion.


Cancer therapy Cell fusion assays Gene expression Model systems Monoclonal antibody production molecular biology molecular control molecular mechanisms

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth H. Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology and GeneticsJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-911-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-250-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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