ABOUT THIS BOOK
This volume is focused on a transcription factor that started its life as a B cell-specific nuclear protein, but has matured to become one of the most extensively studied transcriptional regulators, found to control many pathophysiological processes: NF-kB. Articles in the volume, all of them written by the leading experts in the field, range from description of the NF-kB system and its basic components, its logic and its transcriptional regulatory functions to its participation in diverse processes, including inflammation, immunity, mucosal homeostasis and cancer. In addition to discussing the molecular biology and physiology of the NF-kB system, this volume also addresses the therapeutic targeting of NF-kB and its regulators. Thus, this volume is an important reading to both basic and translational scientists interested in different aspects of this highly versatile regulatory system.
Content Level » Research
Keywords » NEMO molecule - cell survival - inflammatory gene expression - mucosal homeostasis - oncogenic viruses - regulation of NF-kB signalling - tumor-associated macrophages
Related subjects » Cancer Research
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface.- Understanding the Logic of I?B:NF-?B Regulation in Structural Terms.- NF-?B/Rel proteins and the humoral immune responses of Drosophila melanogaster.- Specialized chromatin patterns in the control of inflammatory gene expression.- IKK regulation and human genetics.- Control of NF-?B activity by proteolysis.- NF-?B and Innate Immunity.- NF-?B and mucosal homeostasis.- IKK and NF-?B mediated functions in carcinogenesis.- Macrophages and NF-?B in Cancer.- NF-kappaB in liver cancer – the plot thickens.- NF-kappaB as a target for oncogenic viruses.- Inhibition of NF-?B signaling as a strategy in disease therapy.- Subject index