Impacts on Cell Biology and Medicine

  • David G. Capco
  • Yongsheng Chen

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 811)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. James J. Faust, Benjamin M. Masserano, Adam H. Mielke, Anup Abraham, David G. Capco
    Pages 55-72
  3. Isaac M. Adjei, Blanka Sharma, Vinod Labhasetwar
    Pages 73-91
  4. Kungang Li, Songyan Du, Steven Van Ginkel, Yongsheng Chen
    Pages 93-109
  5. Salik Hussain, Stavros Garantziotis, Fernando Rodrigues-Lima, Jean-Marie Dupret, Armelle Baeza-Squiban, Sonja Boland
    Pages 111-134
  6. Željka Krpetić, Sergio Anguissola, David Garry, Philip M. Kelly, Kenneth A. Dawson
    Pages 135-156
  7. Adam Bohr, Christian A. Ruge, Moritz Beck-Broichsitter
    Pages 183-206
  8. Youssef W. Naguib, Zhengrong Cui
    Pages 207-233
  9. Anna Poma, Sabrina Colafarina, Gabriella Fontecchio, Giuseppe Chichiriccò
    Pages 235-254
  10. Marie-Claude Hofmann
    Pages 255-275
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 277-278

About this book


The rapidly developing field of nanomaterials has expanded in many commercial areas.  More recent studies have begun to provide a foundation for understanding how nanomaterials influence cells and how they also can serve as methodological tools for studies in medicine and cell biology, include research into stem cells.  Recent investigations have shown affects of nanomaterials on specific subcellular structures, such as the actin-based brush border network in cells with an increasing emphasis on the barrier function of epithelial tissues.   While other studies have shown involvement of nanoparticles in specific cytoplasmic signal transduction events such as the rise in intracellular free calcium, a signaling event known to regulate many changes in cell architecture and function.    In parallel, nanomaterials are increasingly used in medicine for drug delivery, treatment of cancer, and an increasing number of new applications.   This book investigates these areas and also includes new methods for assessment in cell biology and medicine.


cell biology cytotoxicity drug delivery epithelial cells nanomaterials nanotoxicology stem cells

Editors and affiliations

  • David G. Capco
    • 1
  • Yongsheng Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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