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Cell Fusion in Health and Disease

  • Thomas Dittmar
  • Kurt S. Zänker


  • Up-to-date information about current knowledge in cell fusion

  • Up-to-date information about cell fusion mediating molecules

  • Comparison of cell fusion in physiological and pathophysiological processes

  • Cell fusion becomes an interesting cellular feature as proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and autophagy


Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 713)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Thomas Dittmar, Kurt S. Zänker
    Pages 1-3
  3. Lilach Friedlander-Shani, Benjamin Podbilewicz
    Pages 5-11
  4. Bhanu P. Jena
    Pages 13-32
  5. Xiaofeng Zhou, Jeffrey L. Platt
    Pages 33-64
  6. Bart M. Gadella, Janice P. Evans
    Pages 65-80
  7. Berthold Huppertz, Martin Gauster
    Pages 81-95
  8. Amy K. McNally, James M. Anderson
    Pages 97-111
  9. Adriana Simionescu, Grace K. Pavlath
    Pages 113-135
  10. Manuel Álvarez-Dolado, Magdalena Martínez-Losa
    Pages 161-175
  11. Walter T. Lee
    Pages 177-186
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 187-189

About this book


Although cell fusion is an omnipresent process in life, to date considerably less is still known about the mechanisms and the molecules being involved in this biological phenomenon in higher organisms. In Cell Fusion in Health and Disease Volume 1 international leading experts will present up-to-date overviews about the current knowledge about cell fusion-mediating molecules in C. elegans and mammalian cells. Further topics of the book will focus on cell fusion in physiological processes including fertilization, placentation, skeletal muscle development, and tissue repair and will sum up the use of artificial cell fusion for cellular reprogramming and cancer vaccine development. Thus, Cell Fusion in Health and Disease Volume 1 represents a state-of-the-art work for researchers, physicians or professionals being interested in the biological phenomenon of cell fusion in physiological processes and beyond.

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Dittmar
    • 1
  • Kurt S. Zänker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Witten/Herdecke Institute of ImmunologyWittenGermany

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