Programmed Cell Death in Plants and Animals


Josephine Rice

Series: Cell Biology Research Progress
BISAC: SCI017000

Both autophagy and programmed cell death (PCD) are fundamental processes of cellular maintenance that are closely interrelated in plant and animal cells under physiological and stressful conditions. Differentiation, immune response, lack of nutrients, and wide range of abiotic factors induce their development and realization of survival or cell death scenario. Microtubular cytoskeleton is known as one of the principle players in the mediation of PCD/autophagic signals.

Chapter One in this book presents an overview of the current knowledge about the role of MTs in PCD- and autophagy-related processes in plants. Chapter Two reviews the mechanisms and consequences of virus interactions with the hotel cell-death machinery, to help understand potentially pathologically relevant consequences that will help in the design of intervention strategies and the development of antiviral therapies. The final chapter discusses the control of the levels of different reactive oxygen species (ROS) and their interaction with hormones and transcriptional factors in relation with programmed cell death in leaves.
(Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Microtubular Cytoskeleton in Autophagy and Programmed Cell Death Development in Plants
(D. I. Lytvyn and Ya. B. Blume, Department of Genomics and Molecular Biotechnology, Institute of Food Biotechnology and Genomics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Chapter 2
Modulating Regulated Cell Death: The Virus way to Influence Cell Fate, Survive and Persist
(Marc Desforges, Mathieu Meessen-Pinard and Pierre J. Talbot, Laboratory of Neuroimmunovirology, INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Université du Québec, Laval, Québec, Canada)

Chapter 3
Control of Leaf Cell Death by Reactive Oxygen Species
(Bartolomé Sabater and Mercedes Martín, Department of Life Sciences (Plant Physiology) University of Alcalá. Spain)


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