Growth Factors and Their Receptors in Cell Differentiation, Cancer and Cancer Therapy

Author: G. V. Sherbert

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  • ISBN: 9780123878199
  • Author: G. V. Sherbert
  • Publ Date: 2011-07-11
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 368
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER APPLIED SCI *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 1235

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Recent years have seen a considerable emphasis on growth factors and the elucidation of their mode of function, which has led to the recognition that growth factors, their receptors as well as downstream elements of signalling associated with their function might be potential targets in therapeutic management of human diseases. Humanised monoclonal antibodies raised against growth factor receptors have proved to be valuable for targeted cancer treatment and in patient management. This book reviews the latest developments providing insights into the signalling processes involved in morphogenesis and pathogenesis with emphasis on using the elements of the signalling cascades as targets for therapeutic deployment. It provides a fundamental understanding of the basic functions of growth factors and their receptors, describing how they are linked in biological processes. It aids the development of therapeutic treatments for cancer. It focuses on the interrelationships and convergence of growth factors and their receptors in development and pathogenesis and encourages greater cooperation and integration in the areas of developmental, cancer and cancer therapeutic research.


 

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