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Heat Shock Proteins in Signaling Pathways

  • Alexzander A. A. Asea
  • Punit Kaur
  • Contains in depth examinations of the ways in which heat shock proteins (HSP) are involved in many critical signaling pathways

  • Contributions from leading experts in the field

  • A must read for graduate students, medical students, basic science researchers and postdoctoral scholars


Part of the Heat Shock Proteins book series (HESP, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Oncology Signaling Pathways

    1. Laura E. Knighton, Andrew W. Truman
      Pages 345-358
    2. Suman Chatterjee, Timothy F. Burns
      Pages 359-395
  2. Neurological Signaling Pathways

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 431-431
    2. Candelaria Merino-Jiménez, César García-Cruz, Jorge Aragón, Lourdes Siqueiros-Márquez, Cecilia Montañez
      Pages 433-458
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 479-482

About this book


This edited volume offers an insightful overview of contemporary research on signaling pathways. These signaling processes are the comprehensive mechanisms by which all cellular organisms communicate internally and externally with their microenvironment. The volume is focused on heat shock proteins (HSP), which are uniquely involved in a number of critical signaling pathways.

Errors in signaling pathways and in the processing of cellular information are known to be responsible for the majority of diseases including cancer, inflammatory and neurological disorders. The knowledge gained from better understanding these mechanisms can help in elucidating disease processes and will assist in development and design of novel targeted treatment therapies to combat human diseases and disorders.

Key basic and clinical research laboratories from major universities, academic medical hospitals, biotechnology and pharmaceutical laboratories around the world have contributed chapters that review present research activity and importantly project the field into the future. The book is a must read for graduate students. medical students, basic science researchers and postdoctoral scholars in the fields of Translational Medicine, Clinical Research, Human Physiology, Biotechnology, Cell & Molecular Medicine, Pharmaceutical Scientists and Researchers involved in Drug Discovery.


HSP expression Cell death Cancer Inflammatory diseases Neurological disorders Targeted treatment therapies

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexzander A. A. Asea
    • 1
  • Punit Kaur
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor, Department of Medicine and Director, Precision Therapeutics Proteogenomics Diagnostic Center Eleanor N. Dana Cancer CenterUniversity of Toledo College of Medicine and Life SciencesToledoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Experimental Radiation OncologyMD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Heat Shock Proteins in Signaling Pathways
  • Editors Alexzander A. A. Asea
    Punit Kaur
  • Series Title Heat Shock Proteins
  • Series Abbreviated Title Heat Shock Proteins
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-03951-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-03952-3
  • Series ISSN 1877-1246
  • Series E-ISSN 1877-1254
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 482
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Protein Science
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