Peptide Growth Factors and Their Receptors II

  • Michael B. Sporn
  • Anita B. Roberts

Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 95 / 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Individual Growth Factors and Their Receptors (Cont’d from Part I)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Vilček
      Pages 3-38
    3. A.-M. Lebacq-Verheyden, J. Trepel, E. A. Sausville, J. F. Battey
      Pages 71-124
    4. K. Miyazono, C.-H. Heldin
      Pages 125-133
    5. M. V. Chao
      Pages 135-165
    6. R. L. Cate, P. K. Donahoe, D. T. MacLaughlin
      Pages 179-210
    7. W. Vale, A. Hsueh, C. Rivier, J. Yu
      Pages 211-248
    8. R. Grosse, P. Langen
      Pages 249-265
    9. W. R. Paukovits, K. Elgjo, O. D. Laerum
      Pages 267-295
  3. Coordinate Actions of Growth Factors in Specific Tissues or Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. J. Pfeilschifter, L. Bonewald, G. R. Mundy
      Pages 371-400
    3. E. S. Vitetta, W. E. Paul
      Pages 401-426
    4. G. R. Martin, A. C. Sank
      Pages 463-477
  4. Processes Regulated by Growth Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. D. E. Mullins, D. B. Rifkin
      Pages 481-507
    3. H. L. Wong, S. M. Wahl
      Pages 509-548
    4. M. Klagsbrun, J. Folkman
      Pages 549-586
    5. E. Schiffmann, M. L. Stracke, L. A. Liotta
      Pages 587-609
    6. A. Leutz, T. Graf
      Pages 655-703
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 705-727

About this book


This two-volume treatise, the collected effort of more than 50 authors, represents the first comprehensive survey of the chemistry and biology of the set of molecules known as peptide growth factors. Although there have been many symposia on this topic, and numerous publications of reviews dealing with selected subsets of growth factors, the entired field has never been covered in a single treatise. It is essential to do this at the present time, as the number of journal articles on peptide growth factors now makes it almost im­ anyone person to stay informed on this subject by reading the possible for At the same time it is becoming increasingly apparent that primary literature. these substances are of universal importance in biology and medicine and that the original classification of these molecules, based on the laboratory setting of their discovery, as "growth factors," "lymphokines," "cytokines," or "colony-stimulating factors," was quite artifactual; they are in fact the basis of a common language for intercellular communication. As a set they affect es­ sentially every cell in the body, and in this regard they provide the basis to develop a unified science of cell biology, germane to all of biomedical research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael B. Sporn
    • 1
  • Anita B. Roberts
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of ChemopreventionNational Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74783-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74781-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-2004
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-0325
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