Cell fusion : overviews and methods / edited by Elizabeth H. Chen.

Contributor(s): Chen, Elizabeth H
Material type: TextTextSeries: Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.): v. 475.Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Humana, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (xi, 421 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781588299116; 1588299112; 9781597452502; 1597452505Subject(s): Cell hybridization | Molecular biology | Cell Fusion | Methods | Cytological Techniques | Investigative Techniques | Cell Physiological Phenomena | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Clinical Laboratory Techniques | Phenomena and Processes | Fusion cellulaire | Cell hybridization | Molecular biology | Zellfusion | Cellules -- Hybridation | Biologie moléculaireGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cell fusion.DDC classification: 571.8/35 LOC classification: QH451 | .C455 2008Other classification: WC 4150 | WC 5100 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
pt. 1. Cell fusion -- 1. Yeast mating, a model system for studying cell and nuclear fusion / Casey A. Ydenberg, Mark D. Rose -- 2. Cell fusion in the filamentous fungus, neurospora crassa / André Flei€ner, Anna R. Simonin, N. Louise Glass -- 3. Gametic cell adhesion and fusion in the uicellular alga chlamydomonas / Nedra F. Wilson -- 4. Cell Fusion in caenorhabditis elegans / Scott Alper, Benjamin Podbilewicz -- 5. Myoblast fusion in drosophila / Susan M. Abmayr, Shufei Zhuang, and Erika R. Geisbrecht -- 6. Mammalian fertilization is dependent on multiple membrane fusion events / Paul M. Wassarman, Eveline S. Litscher -- 7. Molecular control of mammalian myoblast fusion / Katie M. Jansen, Grace K. Pavlath -- 8. Placenta trophoblast fusion / Berthold Huppertz, Marcus Borges -- 9. Macrophage fusion / Agnès Vignery -- pt. 2. Cell fusion assays -- 10. Cell fusion assays for yeast mating pairs / Eric Grote -- 11. Ultrastructural analysis of cell fusion in yeast / Alison E. Gammie -- 12. Isolation and in vitro binding of mating type plus fertilization tubules from chlamydomonas / Nedra F. Wilson -- 13. Optical imaging of cell fusion and fusion proteins in caenorhabditis elegans / Star Ems, William A. Mohler -- 14. Ultrastructural imaging of cell fusion in caenorhabditis elegans / Star Ems, William A. Mohler -- 15. Live imaging of drosophila myoblast fusion / Brian E. Richardson, Karen Beckett, Mary K. Baylies -- 16. Ultrastructural Analysis of myoblast fusion in drosophila / Shiliang Zhang, Elizabeth H. Chen -- 17. Genomic approach to myoblast fusion in drosophila / Beatriz Estrada, Alan M. Michelson -- 18. Mesenchymal cell fusion in the sea urchin embryo / Paul G. Hodor, Charles A. Ettensohn -- 19. Sperm-egg fusion assay in mammals / Naokazu Inoue, Masaru Okabe -- 20. Quantitative assays for cell fusion / Jessica H. Shinn-Thomas, Victoria L. Scranton, William A. Mohler -- 21. Fusion assays and models for the trophoblast / Sascha Drewlo [and others] -- 22. Methods to fuse macrophages in vitro / Agnès Vignery.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveSummary: Exciting work in the past decade has revealed commonalities and differences among individual cell fusion events. In Cell Fusion: Overviews and Methods, a team of leading experts provide a collection of overviews that outline our current understanding of cell fusion and methods that present classic and state-of-the-art experimental approaches in a variety of systems. Divided into two convenient parts, the volume begins with nine overviews which describe different cell fusion events in models from yeast to mammals, and it continues with thirteen chapters illustrating commonly used methods to assay cell fusion in particular systems. As a part of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, these methods chapters compile step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols with lists of the necessary materials and reagents, along with tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Cutting-edge and user-friendly, Cell Fusion: Overviews and Methods serves as a comprehensive resource for anyone, expert or novice, interested in the fascinating biological process of cell fusion.
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pt. 1. Cell fusion -- 1. Yeast mating, a model system for studying cell and nuclear fusion / Casey A. Ydenberg, Mark D. Rose -- 2. Cell fusion in the filamentous fungus, neurospora crassa / André Flei€ner, Anna R. Simonin, N. Louise Glass -- 3. Gametic cell adhesion and fusion in the uicellular alga chlamydomonas / Nedra F. Wilson -- 4. Cell Fusion in caenorhabditis elegans / Scott Alper, Benjamin Podbilewicz -- 5. Myoblast fusion in drosophila / Susan M. Abmayr, Shufei Zhuang, and Erika R. Geisbrecht -- 6. Mammalian fertilization is dependent on multiple membrane fusion events / Paul M. Wassarman, Eveline S. Litscher -- 7. Molecular control of mammalian myoblast fusion / Katie M. Jansen, Grace K. Pavlath -- 8. Placenta trophoblast fusion / Berthold Huppertz, Marcus Borges -- 9. Macrophage fusion / Agnès Vignery -- pt. 2. Cell fusion assays -- 10. Cell fusion assays for yeast mating pairs / Eric Grote -- 11. Ultrastructural analysis of cell fusion in yeast / Alison E. Gammie -- 12. Isolation and in vitro binding of mating type plus fertilization tubules from chlamydomonas / Nedra F. Wilson -- 13. Optical imaging of cell fusion and fusion proteins in caenorhabditis elegans / Star Ems, William A. Mohler -- 14. Ultrastructural imaging of cell fusion in caenorhabditis elegans / Star Ems, William A. Mohler -- 15. Live imaging of drosophila myoblast fusion / Brian E. Richardson, Karen Beckett, Mary K. Baylies -- 16. Ultrastructural Analysis of myoblast fusion in drosophila / Shiliang Zhang, Elizabeth H. Chen -- 17. Genomic approach to myoblast fusion in drosophila / Beatriz Estrada, Alan M. Michelson -- 18. Mesenchymal cell fusion in the sea urchin embryo / Paul G. Hodor, Charles A. Ettensohn -- 19. Sperm-egg fusion assay in mammals / Naokazu Inoue, Masaru Okabe -- 20. Quantitative assays for cell fusion / Jessica H. Shinn-Thomas, Victoria L. Scranton, William A. Mohler -- 21. Fusion assays and models for the trophoblast / Sascha Drewlo [and others] -- 22. Methods to fuse macrophages in vitro / Agnès Vignery.

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Exciting work in the past decade has revealed commonalities and differences among individual cell fusion events. In Cell Fusion: Overviews and Methods, a team of leading experts provide a collection of overviews that outline our current understanding of cell fusion and methods that present classic and state-of-the-art experimental approaches in a variety of systems. Divided into two convenient parts, the volume begins with nine overviews which describe different cell fusion events in models from yeast to mammals, and it continues with thirteen chapters illustrating commonly used methods to assay cell fusion in particular systems. As a part of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, these methods chapters compile step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols with lists of the necessary materials and reagents, along with tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Cutting-edge and user-friendly, Cell Fusion: Overviews and Methods serves as a comprehensive resource for anyone, expert or novice, interested in the fascinating biological process of cell fusion.

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