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Cell Fusion in Health and Disease

II: Cell Fusion in 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 950)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Thomas Dittmar, Kurt S. Zänker
    Pages 1-3
  3. Marija Backovic, Theodore S. Jardetzky
    Pages 91-101
  4. André Malassiné, Guillaume Pidoux, Pascale Gerbaud, Jean Louis Frendo, Danièle Evain-Brion
    Pages 103-112
  5. Franco Silvestris, Sabino Ciavarella, Sabino Strippoli, Franco Dammacco
    Pages 113-128
  6. Xin Lu, Yibin Kang
    Pages 129-140
  7. Ivan Shabo, Joar Svanvik
    Pages 141-150
  8. Rossitza Lazova, Ashok Chakraborty, John M. Pawelek
    Pages 151-172
  9. Christa Nagler, Kurt S. Zänker, Thomas Dittmar
    Pages 173-182
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 201-203

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 Vol 1 & Vol 2 leading experts will present up-to-date overviews about cell fusion in physiological and patho-physiological processes, which further covers the current knowledge about cell fusion-mediating molecules. Volume 1 deals with Cell Fusion in Health and will cover aspects of cell fusion in fertilization, placentation, in C. elegans, in skeletal muscle development and tissue repair, and the use of cell fusion for cellular reprogramming and cancer vaccine development. Volume 2 focuses on Cell Fusion in Disease with a particular emphasis on the role of cell fusion in cancer development and progression. Thus, Cell Fusion in Health and Disease Vol 1 & Vol 2 represents a state-of-the-art work for researchers, physicians or professionals being interested in the biological phenomenon of cell fusion and beyond.

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Dittmar
    • 1
  • Kurt S. Zänker
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. ImmunologieUniversität Witten/HerdeckeWittenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of ImmunologieUniversity of Witten/HerdeckeWittenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cell Fusion in Health and Disease
  • Book Subtitle II: Cell Fusion in Disease
  • Editors Thomas Dittmar
    Kurt S. Zänker
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-0781-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3596-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-0782-5
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 204
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biomedicine, general
    Cell Biology
    Membrane Biology
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