First Published in 1990, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide into the nature of cells. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, pictures, and references this book serves as a useful reference for Students of Medicine, Microbiology, and other practitioners in their respective fields.
Table of Contents
1. Interactions of Growth Factors, Hormones, and Oncogenes Controlling the Proliferation of Normal and Cancer Cells. 2. Growth Factor Receptors as Proto-Oncogenes or Oncogenes Products. 3. Role of Platelet-Derived Growth Factor in Autocrine and Paracrine Stimulation of Normal and Malignant Cells. 4. Cytokine Production and Abnormal Cytokine Receptor Expression by Malignant Cells of the Hemopoietic Lineage. 5. Role of Hematopoietic Growth Factors in Human Leukemias: Implication of an Autocrine Process? 6. nterleukin 3 (IL-3) and Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) Production by Normal and Tumor Cells: Effect on Hemopoietic Cell Histamine Synthesis. 7. Stimulation of Pluripotent Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Growth Factors Released by Malignant Cells. 8. Growth-Inhibiting Factors of Hematopoietic Stem Cells Produced by Malignant Cells. 9. Erythroleukemia Cell Secretion and Cell-Differentiation-Inhibiting Factors. 10. Interferons and Their Mechanisms of Action. 11. Secretion of Epidermal Growth Factor and Transforming Growth Factor α by Normal and Malignant Cells. 12. Transforming Growth Factor β: A Multifunctional Growth Regulator. 13. Fibroblast Growth Factors and Oncogenesis. 14. Nerve Growth Factor Synthesis and Biological Activity in Malignant Cells. 15. Melanoma Cell Secretion. 16. Steroid Hormones Secretion and Steroid Receptors in Carcinogenesis. Index
Velibor Krsmanović, James F. Whitfield