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Environmental Stress and Cellular Response in Arthropods





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ISBN 9780415328869
Published March 29, 2004 by CRC Press
208 Pages - 1 Color & 45 B/W Illustrations

 
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While the subject of environmental stress in animals is broad, the available information is fragmentary and lacks an up-to-date overview and analysis. Environmental Stress and Cellular Response in Arthropods fills these knowledge gaps. Written by three experts from the same institution, the chapters have a consistency not often found in multi-authored or contributed books. The authors describe environmental stress in arthropods, specifically Drosophila and analyze the process in all its aspects, from biochemical mechanisms to effects on the whole organism.

Incorporating new information that has become available in recent years, the authors explore hypotheses about the integrated response these systems often have. They explore topics ranging from disturbance of homeostasis, changes in metabolic processes, damage of cellular structures to acquired tolerance, effects on aging processes, and survival and cell death. By analyzing all these aspects in detail at the molecular, biochemical, and physiological level of the cell, the authors give you a thorough look at the relationship between an organism and its environment at the cellular level.

Table of Contents

Basal Signal Transduction Systems Involved in Stress Response. The Stress-protein System. The Oxidative Stress Response System. The Metallothionein System. The Mixed Function Oxygenase System. The Role of Cellular Response Systems in Developing Tolerance to Environmental Stress. The Effects of Environmental Stress on Aging and Cell Death. The Integrated Cellular Stress Defense System.

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Korsloot, Andre | van Gestel, Cornelis A. M. | van Straalen, Nico M.