- Author : Philippe Jeanteur
- Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
- Release Date : 2012-12-06
- Genre: Science
- Pages : 234
- ISBN 10 : 9783642585913
Cytoskeleton and Small G Proteins Excerpt :
The internal structure of a cell can be affected by signals in the form of small molecules outside the cell. These changes can then alter the shape or adhesiveness of the cell. This volume centers particularly on one family of cellular proteins which transmit these signals, the Rho Ras-like GTPases, and examines their role in normal cellular processes and development. Also discussed are their roles in cancer formation and microbial pathogenesis.