Cell Signalling in Prokaryotes and Lower Metazoa

  • Ian Fairweather

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ann Kays, Katherine A. Borkovich
    Pages 1-26
  3. Clay Fuqua, David White
    Pages 27-71
  4. Fernando L. Renaud, José De Ondarza, Pierangelo Luporini, Michael J. Marino, Judy Van Houten
    Pages 73-90
  5. Werner Müller
    Pages 91-114
  6. Cornelis J. P. Grimmelikhuijzen, Michael Williamson, Georg N. Hansen
    Pages 115-139
  7. Ian Fairweather
    Pages 141-194
  8. Carol A. Bastiani, Melvin I. Simon, Paul W. Sternberg
    Pages 195-242
  9. Robert J. Walker, Candida M. Rogers, Christopher J. Franks, Lindy Holden-Dye
    Pages 243-301
  10. Michel Salzet, Didier Vieau, Christophe Breton
    Pages 303-324
  11. Christopher P. Palmer, Ann Batiza, Xin-Liang Zhou, Stephen H. Loukin, Yoshiro Saimi, Ching Kung
    Pages 325-345
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 403-412

About this book


Cell signalling lies at the heart of many biological processes and currently is the focus of intense research interest. In multicellular organisms, it is central to how different types of cell communicate with each other and how they detect and respond to extracellular signals. Intercellular communication is vital to single-celled organisms as well, allowing them to respond to environmental cues and signals.

To date, much of the understanding of signalling mechanisms has come from research on specific cell types (eg mouse lymphocyte and cardiomyocyte) or on organisms in which communication systems such as nervous and endocrine systems are well established. This volume therefore aims to 'fill the gap' by concentrating on 'simple organisms' where the elements of those signalling systems first evolved. Many of the groups covered contain important pathogens or parasites, and the potential for manipulating signalling pathways for therapeutic intervention will be highlighted.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Fairweather
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biology and BiochemistryThe Queen’s University of BelfastBelfastNorthern Ireland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6483-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0998-9
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