The volume offers insight into the key research topics that involve caspases. Leading experts from various areas of biology and medicine have compiled this volume so that both the novice and the professional will use this as the main reference for caspases for years to come. The reader will learn about the role of caspases in apoptosis signaling, inflammation and cancer therapy while being updated on the methodology used to study caspases and the efforts of pharmaceutical research in targeting caspases.
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Number of pages: 253
Weight: 642 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 22 mm
Edition: 2003 ed.
"The chapters are strikingly uniform in their thoroughness of treatment of the assigned topic, with extensive references to the supporting literature... A useful feature of this volume is that it begins with an extensive, if not totally complete, summary of abbreviations, which certainly helps to follow the narratives in this field... the book should prove useful to those wishing to have an easy access to the current knowledge of capases as instruments of cell death, and can be recommended to a wide variety of potential readers. Given the continuing fascination with the mysteries of apoptosis, it seems likely that this advice will be taken."
(Cell Cycle, 2:2 (April 2003)