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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Pierre Dustin
    Pages 1-4
  3. Pierre Dustin
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  4. Pierre Dustin
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  5. Pierre Dustin
    Pages 23-78
  6. Pierre Dustin
    Pages 167-225
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  8. Pierre Dustin
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  10. Pierre Dustin
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  11. Pierre Dustin
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  12. Pierre Dustin
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 440-454

About this book


The author of this remarkably comprehensive review, PIERRE DUSTIN, has performed an invaluable service in bringing to­ gether in one volume the observations and theory on micro­ tubules that have accumulated over the last fifteen years. He has understood the magnitude of the task from the beginning and has met it thoroughly and, I must say, courageously. From here on, and for many years to come, young investiga­ tors, and some not so young, will have a ready reference as they seek to discover what has been done and remains to be done in achieving a better understanding of these important cell components. Since the early 1960's when it became clear that the fila­ ments (micro tubules) making up the 9 + 2 complex of cilia and flagella were to be found very widely in cells, microtub­ ules have attracted an ever-increasing amount of attention. Now it is known, as reviewed in this volume, that they influ­ ence the morphogenesis of anisometry in the shapes of cells and cell extensions; that they function as frames for the intra­ cellular movement of granules and chromosomes; that they are subject to control in their assembly and disassembly by externally applied substances such as colchicine and cyclic AMP; and that they display abnormalities in their numbers and orientations in transformed (malignant) cells, to mention only a few of their several functions.


Cellular activity Colchicine Endoplasmatisches Reticulum Mikrotubuli attention

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoires d’Anatomie Pathologique et de Microscopie ElectroniqueUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Microtubules
  • Authors Pierre Dustin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-08622-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-96438-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-96436-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 452
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
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