Cilia: Model Organisms and Intraflagellar Transport: Volume 93 (Methods in Cell Biology #93) (Hardcover)

Cilia: Model Organisms and Intraflagellar Transport: Volume 93 (Methods in Cell Biology #93) By Stephen M. King (Volume Editor), Gregory J. Pazour (Volume Editor) Cover Image
By Stephen M. King (Volume Editor), Gregory J. Pazour (Volume Editor)
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This is book number 93 in the Methods in Cell Biology series.

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Cilia are highly conserved organelles that serve motile functions, sensory functions, or both. These organelles power cell movement, generate fluid flow in various organs, act as sensors of the extracellular environment and have been modified for various specialized tasks such as light reception and smell. Defects in these ubiquitous organelles lead to a broad array of human genetic disorders that range from polycystic kidney disease, retinal degeneration, epilepsy and infertility to developmental defects such as situs inversus and polydactyly. This volume is the third in a three-part series on cilia that focuses on the use of model organisms to gain insight into ciliary function and on the process of intraflagellar transport that is essential for the assembly and maintenance of ciliary structures.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780123813770
ISBN-10: 0123813778
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2009
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Methods in Cell Biology