Inorganic Polyphosphates in Eukaryotic Cells

  • Tatiana Kulakovskaya
  • Evgeny Pavlov
  • Elena N. Dedkova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Lower Eukaryotes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tatiana Kulakovskaya, Lubov Ryasanova, Vladimir Dmitriev, Anton Zvonarev
      Pages 3-14
    3. Nadeshda Andreeva, Lidia Lichko, Ludmila Trilisenko, Ivan V. Kulakovskiy, Tatiana Kulakovskaya
      Pages 15-33
    4. Tatsuhiro Ezawa, Chiharu Tani, Nowaki Hijikata, Yusuke Kikuchi
      Pages 49-60
  3. Higher Eukaryotes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Lea K. Seidlmayer, Elena N. Dedkova
      Pages 91-114
    3. Artyom Y. Baev, Plamena R. Angelova, Andrey Y. Abramov
      Pages 115-121
    4. Fabio Mendonça Gomes, I. B. Ramos, H. Araujo, K. Miranda, E. A. Ednildo
      Pages 123-138
    5. Stephanie A. Smith, James H. Morrissey
      Pages 159-176
    6. Rahul Gawri, Jean-Philippe St-Pierre, Robert Pilliar, Marc Grynpas, Rita A. Kandel
      Pages 217-239
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 241-243

About this book


The book elucidates the role of inorganic polyphosphates in eukaryotic cells, from fungi and protozoa to human being. To date, there is plenty of evidence that these anionic biopolymers occurring in the cells of all living organisms, from bacteria to humans, perform numerous regulatory functions. The book describes the evolution of PolyPs, their role in lower eukaryotes and their involvement in various processes in the human organism, as well as its use in biomaterials such as bioactive glass and engineered bone tissue.

The aim of this book is to summarize the data of the past decade on the functional role of inorganic polyphosphates in eukaryotes and discuss their biological role also in context of common human diseases.  The book will provide a modern concept of the functional significance of these biopolymers, useful for researchers in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and biomedicine alike.


Inorganic polyphosphates, PolyPs biopolymers blood clotting bone tissue formation brain functions carcinogenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Tatiana Kulakovskaya
    • 1
  • Evgeny Pavlov
    • 2
  • Elena N. Dedkova
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Regulation of Biochemical ProcessesSkryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms Russian Academy of SciencesPushchinoRussia
  2. 2.NYU College of DentistryNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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